B.J. Schecter, B.A.

Interim Executive Director, Center for Sports Media
College of Human Development Culture and Media

B.J. Schecter has more than 30 years of experience in sports media as a writer, editor and executive. His career portfolio includes Sports Illustrated, The Boston Globe, Baseball America and 3STEP Sports. Recently, he started Schecter Media, a multimedia creative and content strategy company.

At Seton Hall, he is Interim Executive Director of the Center for Sports Media, which he helped build and spearhead its launch in 2021. Schecter came to Seton Hall in 2017 as a Professional-in-Residence. He’s also faculty advisor to the school’s award-winning student newspaper, The Setonian.

Schecter was the program leader at the Wharton Sports Business Academy, a comprehensive summer program for high school students interested in the sports industry, in 2021 and 2023.

Schecter spent 20 years as a reporter, writer and editor at Sports Illustrated before leaving the brand in September 2016. His responsibilities included running the magazine’s investigative and enterprise unit, managing content and columnists for the website, working closely with editors and writers at the website and magazine to integrate SI and SI.com, overseeing cross-platform projects and managing Sports Illustrated’s internship program. He was also the creator and editor of the college football website Campus Rush, which launched in the summer of 2015 and included a student correspondent program at more than 75 universities across the country.

As a writer, he covered college football and college basketball. As an editor, he edited college football, college basketball, Major League baseball and several special projects, including Crime in College Football, Gangs in Sports, the 50 Most Influential Minorities in Sports, the Great American Sports Atlas, the nation’s top high school programs and more.

Prior to Sports Illustrated, Schecter spent five years at The Boston Globe, where he was the lead high school writer and also covered colleges. Before that he spent three years at the Middlesex News (now the MetroWest Daily News). 

In addition to writing and media consulting, Schecter has severed as a guest lecturer and adjunct professor at Northeastern University, Fordham University, Southern Virginia University, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and several high schools. He is involved with several charitable organizations focusing on creating opportunities for and mentoring young people.

Schecter graduated with honors from Northeastern University in 1996, where he served as a manager for the men’s basketball team for three years.