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Peter Nelson is the former executive vice president of HBO Sports.


He was born in 1981 in Newton, Massachusetts, USA.

Peter graduated from Harvard University, manga cum laude, with a degree in Ancient Greece. During college, Nelson wrote for the Harvard Lampoon.


In August 2011, he joined HBO Sports as director of programming.

As director of programming, Peter was integral in bringing fighters such as Sergey Kovalev and Gennadiy Golovkin to HBO.

He was also instrumental in gaining exposure for Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez.

”One of the great things about bringing Chocolatito onto the network – it wasn’t anything of great ingenuity,” he said in an interview.

Executive Vice President

In December 2015, Nelson was named executive vice president of the HBO Sports department. In this position, he was responsible for overseeing the strategic direction, operations, and programming of the HBO Sports department, especially its boxing franchise.

”In terms of boxing, we’ve had a great deal of success in 2015, and I’m excited to see how the narratives play out in 2016,” Nelson stated.

Michael Lombardo, the president of HBO programming, declared: ”Peter Nelson is the ideal choice to spearhead our groundbreaking programming initiatives as well as our commitment to world-class boxing.”  

Nelson replaced Ken Hershman, who resigned as head of HBO Sports in October 2015. ”I am particularly proud of what I accomplished and believe now is the perfect time to hand over the reins to someone new,” Ken said at the time.

As the executive vice president of HBO Sports, Peter was involved in bringing on the network of a two-part documentary on Muhammad Ali that was directed by Antoine Fuqua and executive produced by Maverick Carter and LeBron James.

”Our mission is to tell the best stories in sports, and boxing is welcomed in that,” Nelson said.

HBO Getting Out Of The Boxing Business

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In September 2018, HBO announced its decision to leave the boxing business at the end of 2018.

”This is not a subjective decision,” Peter explained. He added: ”Our audience research informs us that boxing is no longer a determinant factor for subscribing to HBO.”

”I think the sport has done very well without HBO,” said Larry Merchant, a longtime commentator for HBO Sports, in 2019 for Boxing Scene. ”It’s having a terrific run now of big fights (with) ESPN, Fox, and DAZN.”

In 2019, Peter was named by Sports Business Journal to its 40 Under 40 list.

In May 2019, HBO Sports acquired the streaming and television rights to the documentary “Diego Maradona,” which was executive produced by Asif Kapadia.

”Diego Maradona has long been considered the greatest footballer ever,” Nelson said in a press release. He went on to say: ”Asif Kapadia’s filmmaking perfectly captures every high and low of his transcendent career, from his controversial ‘Hand of God’ goal to his awakening of Napoli, and more.”

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Out Of HBO

In August 2020, it was reported that Nelson left his position as the executive vice president of HBO Sports.

His departure is thought of as a reflection of HBO Sports’ declining importance in the overall structure of the network.

According to reports, he has left the company ‘on his own terms.’ 


Peter Nelson used to date Sofia Franklyn.

She gained fame as the co-host of the ”Call Her Daddy” podcast with Alexandra Cooper.

Sofia Franklyn, girlfriend of Peter Nelson

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In 2018, the podcast was acquired by Barstool Sports, a company founded by Dave Portnoy.

In 2020, Franklyn left the podcast after Barstool Sports offered her and Cooper a base salary of $500k each. She refused, while Alexandra took the deal.

”I found out that Alex had gone behind my back and done something,” Franklyn said. She later added: ”I trusted Alex. I feel betrayed.”

”Me and Sofia Franklyn are going to come back stronger than ever,” Peter tweeted on May 26, 2020. ”We have a plan. Don’t believe all you read from @barstoolsports it’s all lies and bullshit.”

One follower replied: ”Sofia! I wouldn’t feel comfortable with him making my deals.” Peter responded: ”Good thing nobody asked you.”

In October 2020, Franklyn started a new podcast called ”Sofia with an F.”

Nelson and Sofia probably broke up. Franklyn is currently broadcasting her new podcast from her hometown, Salt Lake City.

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Peter Nelson – Net Worth

So, how much is Peter Nelson worth?

Nelson earned most of his wealth from working at HBO from 2011 to 2020.

Prior to HBO, Peter did editorial work for Harper’s Magazine and worked at an art advisory firm in Beverly Hills.

Therefore, former executive vice president of HBO Sports Peter Nelson has an estimated net worth of $2 million.

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