Could ESPN Sell Off FiveThirtyEight?

fivethirtyeight espnVariety is reporting that ESPN is exploring the possibility of selling or spinning off Fivethirtyeight, the popular analytical website created and edited by statistician Nate Silver.

For those of you that don’t know, Fivethirtyeight was launched by Nate Silver in 2008 to focus on polling and analyzing data relating to politics, sports and other topical verticals. Its name comes from the number of members of the US electoral college (538). Fivethirtyeight was purchased by ESPN in 2013 with Silver staying on as editor.

More details, on the potential sale of Fivethrityeight, including comments from an ESPN spokesperson, can be found here.


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I am founder and editor of My passion for all things Disney goes pretty far back but was deepened by two semi-recent developments:1) The birth of my son (who is now 7 years old and can't get enough Disney); and 2) Disney’s purchase of Lucasfilm/Star Wars (did I mention I was a super Star Wars geek?)I recently came to the realization that I spent a significant portion of my day reading articles about Disney and watching it with my son, so it only made sense that I would start sharing some of what I read and see and building a little community around it.Other interests include Disney, Sports, 80's Nostalgia, LEGO, Star Wars and Tech Gadgets. Other sites include DMR and