Our Story

The Action Network is the market leader and most trusted source for sports fans, enhancing their betting and entertainment experience through original news, premium insights, betting tools, data and odds.

The company was founded in October 2017, after The Chernin Group (TCG) acquired three well-known businesses in the sports betting and daily fantasy world and combined them into one entity under the Action umbrella. Those three companies -- SportsAction, a bet-tracking and scores app; Sports Insights, a high-end betting terminal for pros; and FantasyLabs, a daily fantasy modeling platform-- offered both free services and subscription-based tools to their loyal users and have served as the base on which Action has been built.

Our Mission

As a sports betting product and media company, The Action Network brings a unique lens to the world of sports, mixing premium content, proprietary tools and in-depth analytics to make sports fans with something at stake smarter about betting.

Action officially launched its website in January 2018, five months before the Supreme Court lifted the federal ban on sports betting. Taking advantage of the rapidly evolving sports media landscape and audience demand for credible sports betting products and information, the company has hired several prominent industry executives and personalities, forged exclusive partnerships with professional leagues, and added to its already-advanced tech platform.


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175m Bets Tracked

Award-Winning App

Action curates all of your bets in one place, giving bettors an unparalleled in-game and postgame experience. Even better: With BetSync, Action’s proprietary technology, wagers from BetMGM and PointsBet automatically import into the app. Download now.

10+ Premium Sportsbooks

Comprehensive Coverage

The Action Network has partnerships with US-based sportsbooks including industry giants like DraftKings, Caesars, Pointsbet and more. Through these partnerships we’re able to provide up-to-the-moment odds, premium offers, and Action-exclusive insights.

15+ Years of Data

Insight from the Pros

Ever wonder what side professional bettors are taking at any given moment? Thanks to the millions of data points we’ve gathered for more than 15 years, we’ve built a suite of betting models that gives you credible information ... fast.


Our Insiders & Experts

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Darren Rovell

Senior Executive Producer

Darren is a Senior Executive Producer at The Action Network, covering all angles of the sports betting world. He spent two stints at ESPN, from 2000-06 and 2012-18, he regularly wrote for ESPN.com and contributed to ESPN shows, including SportsCenter and Outside The Lines.

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Steve Petrella

Deputy Editor

Steve runs the Action Network editorial team, which focuses on betting advice, industry coverage, betting education and more. He lives in New Jersey and has almost 10 years experience in the sports gambling industry.

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Sean Koerner

Director of Predictive Analytics

Sean Koerner is the Director of Predictive Analytics at the Action Network and specializes in NFL player projections for prop betting and fantasy football. He was the No. 1-ranked FantasyPros NFL expert in 2015, 2016 and 2017.

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Chris Raybon

Senior Analyst

Chris, who's from the Bronx, New York, is a Senior Analyst at The Action Network, a co-host of The Action Network Podcast and a top-five fantasy football ranker in 2019.

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Collin Wilson

Senior Writer

Collin Wilson is a lead college football writer and analyst at Action Network. He also co-hosts the Big Bets on Campus podcast and maintains Action’s college football power ratings.

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Brett McMurphy

Senior College Football Writer

Brett is America's College Football Insider for Action Network. Brett was nominated twice for a Pulitzer Prize in investigative reporting and is a long-time voter in the AP Top 25 poll and for the Heisman Trophy. Brett was named the 2019 Beat Writer of the Year by the Football Writers Association of America.

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George Stuckey

Senior Betting Analyst

Stuckey handicaps just about every sport for Action Network – NFL, college football, college basketball, MLB, tennis, NHL and more. He co-hosts the Big Bets on Campus podcast for college football and college basketball.

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BJ Cunningham

Staff Writer

BJ Cunningham writes about a little bit of everything for Action Network, including college football and basketball, soccer, and MLB. He’s a co-host of the Wondergoal podcast, which covers international soccer.

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Matt Moore

Senior NBA Writer

Matt has been covering the NBA since 2008, working for AOL FanHouse, NBC Sports, and CBS Sports before joining The Action Network at its inception. He’s a leading voice in the NBA space, including the league MVP and playoff race.

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Brandon Anderson

Staff Writer

Brandon covers all things NBA and NFL, specializing in NBA props and making ATS picks for every NFL game. Brandon worked as a freelance writer over the past decade with featured work at Sports Illustrated's The Cauldron, Sports Pickle, Grandstand Central, Pivot Analysis, BetMGM and more.

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Jason Sobel

Senior Golf Writer

Jason is a Senior Golf Writer for Action Network. He has covered golf full-time since 2004, previously for ESPN and Golf Channel, winning more than a dozen accolades from the Golf Writers Association of America and four Sports Emmys

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Sean Zerillo

Staff Writer

Sean provides MLB and MMA projections for the Action Network, using his own proprietary data models. He also provides digital content related to baseball, MMA, and horseracing across all platforms.

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Leadership Team

Action’s leadership team features decades of experience spanning the sectors of technology, sports, media and gaming. Before landing at Action, our executives worked at companies such as Google, ESPN, Twitter, Yahoo!, FanDuel, CBS, Associated Content, Bleacher Report and more.

Patrick Keane

Chief Executive Officer

Chad Millman

Chief Content Officer

Brian Mead

Co-Founder, Head of Product & Engineering

Melissa Betts

Chief Financial Officer (BC US)

Scott Miller

VP, Product & Operations

Sean Valukis

VP, Marketing

Sarah Durkin

VP, Search


The Action Team

Action’s roster of forward-facing talent includes reporter and senior executive producer Darren Rovell (ESPN, ABC, CNBC), analyst and executive Chad Millman (ESPN), golf senior writer Jason Sobel (ESPN, Golf Channel), award-winning projections guru Sean Koerner (STATS), NBA senior writer Matt Moore (CBS), DFS pro Peter Jennings (FantasyLabs), professional bettor Stuckey, NFL senior writer Chris Raybon (4for4, numberFire), college football analyst Collin Wilson and attorney-turned-MLB-modeler Sean Zerillo, along with an award-winning behind-the-scenes crew that’s spent time at some of the world’s biggest sports media and betting entities.


The Better Collective Family

The Action Network is a part of the sports betting media group Better Collective, following an acquisition in May 2021. Aiming to make betting and gambling more entertaining, transparent, and fair, Better Collective offers a range of editorial content, bookmaker information, data insights, betting tips, iGaming communities, and educational tools.


Contact Us

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