New York Observer Publisher in Hunt for Dodgers

Here’s a tip for all you Dodger ownership bid watchers. If you have not already, set up a Google News alert for “Bill Shaikin.” The LA Times baseball beat reporter remains the go-to source for breaking developments about the Frank McCourt sweepstakes.

Shaikin’s latest scoop, posted online last night, reveals that 31-year-old New York real estate entrepreneur Jared Kushner is among nine groups in the current running to buy the Dodgers. Kushner is the son-in-law of Donald Trump, as well as the owner of a Manhattan newspaper re-invented by former mediabistro.com editorial employee Elizabeth Spiers:

Kushner, who became owner and publisher of the New York Observer in 2006, has played a key role in expanding the family business beyond real estate. At 31, he would be the youngest owner in Major League Baseball.

Shaikin’s source for this item indicates that Kushner is working on the bid with USB vice chairman Aryeh Bourkoff.

To read Shaikin’s article, click here.

[Photo of Kushner and wife Ivanka Trump: Debby Wong/Shutterstock.com]


@hollywoodspin rhorgan@gmail.com Richard Horgan is co-editor of Fishbowl.
Publish date: February 7, 2012 https://dev.adweek.com/digital/los-angeles-dodgers-bill-shaikin-jared-kushner-new-york-observer/ © 2020 Adweek, LLC. - All Rights Reserved and NOT FOR REPRINT
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