Labor and Agents

Debbie Spander leaves Wasserman to start Insight Sports Advisors agency

By Liz Mullen
Spander has worked at Fox Sports and Viacom and has been in the sports business for 25 yearsDEBBIE SPANDER

Debbie Spander, a veteran broadcasting and coaches' agent, has departed from Wasserman and launched her own agency, Insight Sports Advisors. Her exit is said to be amicable and mutual. Wasserman declined to comment. Insight will be based in L.A., focused on representing broadcasters, coaches and college athletes/personalities for NIL. "I have been doing NIL deals for professional and retired athletes for the past 10 years and it's time that collegiate athletes are able to market and profit from their successes," Spander said. Spander worked for Wasserman for nine years, where she was Senior VP/Broadcasting & Coaching. Prior to that, she had her own agency, A-Game. She has worked at Fox Sports and Viacom and has been in the sports business for 25 years. She is an active attorney and a member of the Sports Lawyers Association board. Industry sources said that Spander's departure could open a door for Wasserman to expand its broadcasting and coaching division, either organically or acquisitively. Jamie Stein remains an agent in Wasserman's broadcast/media division; Wasserman agents Brad Williams and Oliver Winterbone represent coaches.

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