FITE has named Josh Shernoff to the role of director of programming.
Over the years, Shernoff has worked for FITE through interviews and other appearances on “FITE in Focus.”
“I am thrilled to officially be a part of this incredible team at FITE,” Shernoff said. “I’m excited to work with and learn from the best while utilizing my unique experiences and perspectives to enhance this already top-quality programming and brand.”
Shernoff got into wrestling at age 15 when he started promoting his own shows. By 18 he became the youngest licensed wrestling promoter in Pennsylvania history, and kept at it off and on until 2007.
He was also a wrestler himself, training at the Wild Samoan Training Center in Allentown, and spent time with Ohio Valley Wrestling alongside Drew McIntyre and Wade Barrett. Shernoff’s last match was against Rich Swann, who was in his first ever pro match and would go on to become an Impact World Champion.
“Fans, fighters and experts of all kinds have enjoyed engaging with Josh with FITE on air for three years,” said Michael Weber COO of FITE. “Now we’re going to take his tremendous energy, knowledge, and passion for combat sports and use it to make FITE an even better experience whether you’re a viewer or a programming partner. And he’s the only person on the FITE team with his own action figure!”
Though Shernoff is best known for FITE in Focus, he was also the creator and host of the monthly satirical wrestling news show So Says Shernoff on FITE and is an International Academy of Web Television nominated performer.
He has hosted and produced pre-shows for wrestling events with AEW, Ring of Honor, NJPW, GCW, Impact and many more as well as the epic debut of Triller Fight Club’s new combat sport Triad Combat in November.
The Temple University alum has also been the host and producer of a number of podcasts including The Apter Chat with pro wrestling journalist Bill Apter, Mind of the Meanie with WWE & ECW legend The Blue Meanie, and the AdFreeShows exclusive series, That Was Extreme with The Blue Meanie and Joel Gertner.