Our Team

Matt Birch, Editor-in-chief

Matt is the founder of The Sports Daily and manages all daily operations for the website. His work has been featured on MSN, Fox Sports, Yardbarker, SB Nation and Bleacher Report. Matt has also written for the Richmond Times-Dispatch. He enjoys eating good food, drinking craft beer and making original, compelling stories go viral.


Mike Batista, Associate Editor

Mike is a longtime NFL analyst and Steelers fan. He currently writes for Steelers Addicts, and has also written for Bleacher Report.


Zach Kruse, Associate Editor

Zach is an associate editor at The Sports Daily. He also covers the NFL for Bleacher Report and CheeseheadTV.


Brian Wright, MLB Lead Writer

With over a decade’s worth of sports journalism experience, MLB Lead Writer Brian Wright has been featured on Bleacher Report, SB Nation, as well as The Washington Examiner. He is currently a staff writer with the Stafford County Sun (VA) and the host of his own baseball history podcast, ‘Baseball as It Was’ (baseballasitwas.com). While attending Virginia Tech, Brian covered Frank Beamer’s Hokie football teams (among other sports) for the school’s daily campus newspaper. As a lifelong die-hard New York Mets fan, there is very little chance Brian will be an unbiased reporter come October.


Matt Johnson, Video Editor

Matt Johnson is TSD’s lead video editor and enjoys all things sports. He’s an avid Green Bay Packers and Oakland A’s fan, and has hopes of attending San Diego State University to study journalism. You’ve probably watched one of his Vines, at least once.