Peter Nelson

Executive Vice President, HBO Sports
Home Box Office

Peter Nelson is executive vice president, HBO Sports, for Home Box Office, responsible for overseeing the strategic direction, programming and operations of the HBO Sports department.

Nelson has overseen projects including the Peabody-and Emmy® Award winning Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, the nine-time Peabody Award-winning documentary team behind Andre the Giant, the partnership with LeBron James and Maverick Carter’s media company Uninterrupted, that has produced the acclaimed conversation series The Shop: Uninterrupted, and the landmark reality franchises Hard Knocks and 24/7 as well as The Shop.

Nelson joined HBO Sports in 2011 as director of sports and became vice president, programming, HBO Sports in 2013. Prior to joining HBO, Nelson worked at an art advisory firm in Beverly Hills, Harvard’s Villa I Tatti in Italy, and later as a journalist, having previously done editorial work for Harper’s Magazine and writing for the New York Times ,among other publications. In addition, Nelson wrote for HBO’s groundbreaking documentary series 24/7.

Nelson was honored in 2019 by the Sports Business Journal as a member of its 40-Under- 40 sports industry leadership compilation.