Sportico hires Pelit to cover financing and private equity

Asli Pelit

The sports business site Sportico has hired Asli Pelit to cover financing and private equity.

It will start the first week of July.

Pelit has been a Knight-Bagehot Fellow of Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism for one year.

She was a multimedia reporter for the Voice of America in new York. She covers the US markets and publishes reports in three languages: Spanish, English and her native Turkish.

Prior to joining VoA in 2017, she worked at Vice on HBO and USA Today Sports. She also worked as a correspondent in South America for the Turkish news networks CNN Turk, NTV and TRT (Turkish National Network).

She covered the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and three Copa Americas (2011, 2013, 2016).

She obtained a BA from new York University of Journalism and Latin American Studies and an MA from the University of Havana, Cuba.

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