Ross Greenburg

Ross Greenburg

Executive Producer, Producer, Director


Ross Greenburg is an American television and film producer, director, and writer. He is best known for his work as President of HBO Sports, which earned him nine Emmy Awards. He is also known for his documentary films, including “The Miracle of St. Anthony” and “The Band That Wouldn’t Die.”

Greenburg was born in Brooklyn, New York, and has been a lifelong New Yorker. He attended Brooklyn Technical High School and graduated from New York University with a degree in television and film. After graduation, he began working in television production for ABC and NBC. During this time, he won an Emmy Award for his work on ABC’s “Wide World of Sports.”

In 1979, he began working for HBO as a producer, and by 1984, he was named President of HBO Sports. He was responsible for producing some of the most memorable boxing matches of the 1980s and 1990s, including the legendary “Thrilla in Manila” between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier. He also produced the “Sports on HBO” series, which featured notable athletes such as Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, and Wayne Gretzky.

In addition to his work in sports, Greenburg also produced several documentary films. His most well-known documentary, “The Miracle of St. Anthony,” tells the story of an inner-city basketball team that managed to overcome poverty and adversity to win the state championship. It was nominated for an Academy Award in 2006.

Greenburg left HBO in 2011 and founded his own production company, Greenburg Productions. He has since produced several documentaries, including “The Other Dream Team,” which tells the story of the 1992 Lithuanian Olympic basketball team, and “The Band That Wouldn’t Die,” about the Baltimore Colts’ marching band.

Ross Greenburg has had a long and successful career in television and film production. He has won nine Emmy Awards and been nominated for an Academy Award. His work has earned him acclaim and admiration, and he remains an important figure in the world of television and film.