Shernoff named Director of Programming at FITE
January 19, 2022
FITE, the global platform for sports and entertainment, has appointed Josh Shernoff to the new role of Director of Programming.
Known to FITE viewers for his interviews and appearances on the FITE in Focus series of major event preview roundtables, Shernoff will now produce and edit more shows and promotional content supporting live event programming.
Shernoff got into wrestling at age 15 when he started promoting his own shows. By 18 he became the youngest licensed wrestling promoter in Pennsylvania history, and kept at it off and on until 2007. He was also a wrestler himself, training at the Wild Samoan Training Center in Allentown, and spent time with Ohio Valley Wrestling alongside Drew McIntyre and Wade Barrett. Shernoff’s last match was against Rich Swann, who was in his first ever pro match and would go on to become an Impact World Champion.
“Fans, fighters and experts of all kinds have enjoyed engaging with Josh with FITE on air for three years,” said Michael Weber COO of FITE. “Now we’re going to take his tremendous energy, knowledge, and passion for combat sports and use it to make FITE an even better experience whether you’re a viewer or a programming partner. And he’s the only person on the FITE team with his own action figure.”
Shernoff was also the creator and host of the monthly satirical wrestling news show So Says Shernoff on FITE and is an International Academy of Web Television nominated performer. He has hosted and produced pre-shows for wrestling events with AEW, Ring of Honor, NJPW, GCW, Impact and many more as well as the debut of Triller Fight Club’s new combat sport Triad Combat in November. The Temple University alum has also been the host and producer of a number of podcasts including The Apter Chat with pro wrestling journalist Bill Apter, Mind of the Meanie with WWE & ECW legend The Blue Meanie, and the AdFreeShows exclusive series, That Was Extreme with The Blue Meanie and Joel Gertner.
“I am thrilled to officially be a part of this incredible team at FITE,” said Shernoff. “I’m excited to work with and learn from the best while utilising my unique experiences and perspectives to enhance this already top-quality programming and brand. “
Shernoff begins in his new role immediately.