Media Veteran Michele Ghee Makes History as First-Ever Chairwoman of Athlete-Owned PlayersTV


March 27, 2024

She’s changing the game!

In a groundbreaking move, PlayersTV, the premier athlete-owned media network, is proud to announce the appointment of Michele Ghee as its inaugural Chairwoman of the Board. With over 30 years of experience in media and entertainment, Ghee brings a wealth of knowledge and a visionary outlook to the company, marking a bold new chapter in athlete-driven media and distribution.

Ghee, the CEO of Expectant Media, has a remarkable track record of success in the industry. Having generated over $1 billion in revenue throughout her career, she’s held esteemed positions in renowned media companies like EBONY and Jet, EBONY Studios, WME, CNN, A&E, The History Channel, and BET Networks. Notably, at BET, Ghee pioneered BETHer, the first and only network dedicated to Black women.


Her appointment as Chairwoman signifies a strategic shift for PlayersTV, emphasizing diversity, inclusion, and innovative storytelling. “I’m honored to guide this brilliant team towards accelerated growth,” remarked Ghee. “Together, we’ll transcend the boundaries of sports media, amplifying the human stories that resonate beyond the game.”

PlayersTV boasts over 50 athlete owners and investors, including Dwayne Wade, Kyrie Irving, and Carmelo Anthony. It spans leagues such as the NFL, NBA, WNBA, and MLB and has always been committed to showcasing the lifestyle and culture of athletes. With Ghee at the helm, this commitment is further fortified, with a renewed focus on engaging athlete fans globally.


Joining Ghee in this venture are WNBA stars Alysha Clark and Chiney Ogwumike, who bring their unique perspectives and passion for sports, lifestyle, and culture to PlayersTV. Clark, a three-time WNBA champion and forward for the Las Vegas Aces, is not only a standout on the court but also a culinary aficionado and community advocate. Her show, “Off-Seasoning with Alysha Clark,” promises to serve up a blend of conversations, music, and delectable cuisine, providing viewers with an intimate glimpse into her world.

“To be quite frank, opportunities like this don’t come around often for players like me, so to know I am helping open the door for future generations while sharing stories on my show that are authentic and leave others feeling inspired is pretty freaking amazing,” Clark explained.

Meanwhile, Ogwumike, a two-time WNBA All-Star for the Los Angeles Sparks and host of “The Chiney Show,” embodies excellence both on and off the court. Her program delves into the latest developments in basketball and broader cultural trends, offering engaging discussions with athletes, entertainers, and media personalities.


“Joining PlayersTV as an athlete owner and investor is an exciting opportunity for me. I’m ready to take the reins of my narrative and leverage my voice to create compelling content that resonates with authenticity, meaning, and impact. This platform empowers me to not just be a player in the game, but a game-changer in storytelling, pushing boundaries, and moving the needle forward,” said Ogwumike

Ghee, Clark, and Ogwumike represent a formidable force driving innovation and change in the sports media landscape. Their collective expertise and dedication to excellence will propel PlayersTV to new heights, reshaping the sports lifestyle and culture narrative.

Collin Castellaw, Co-Founder of PlayersTV, spoke candidly about Ghee’s impact in her new role, saying, “Michele is an absolute industry powerhouse, and we’re incredibly excited to have her join the PTV family.” 


“We are thrilled to appoint Michele Ghee as our inaugural Chairwoman and welcome Alysha Clark and Chiney Ogwumike as investor owners. Their combined expertise and commitment to excellence will propel PlayersTV to new heights as we continue to redefine sports lifestyle and culture,” added Deron Guidrey, Co-Founder of PlayersTV.

With Ghee’s leadership, alongside the contributions of Clark and Ogwumike, PlayersTV is poised to redefine the intersection of sports, lifestyle, and culture, inspiring audiences worldwide. For more information about PlayersTV and its groundbreaking programming, visit www.playerstv.com.

Cover photo: Media Veteran Michele Ghee Makes History as First-Ever Chairwoman of Athlete-Owned PlayersTV/Photo credit: PlayersTV


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