Beginning his career on television and the radio working internationally for Disney, in 2009 Brander became the youngest person to host a CBS television show in the United States. He followed that achievement by becoming the youngest to have their own weekly show on ESPN Radio, hosting The Joey Brander Show from 2012-2014.
Combining over a decade of experience with an ability to uniquely engage youth, Brander has consulted for multiple Fortune 500 companies with a focus on creating sports and entertainment content for the Millennial and Gen-Z demographics.
Brander is currently the President and Managing Partner of First Serve Partners, a leading venture capital fund and innovation lab that invests in sports, media, entertainment, and technology for emerging generations. The company’s executive team features some of the most influential leaders in the sports and media industries, including sports super-agent David Meltzer, Outback Steakhouse founder Tim Gannon, Showtime Sports Executive Producer David Dinkins Jr, Jordan Brand architect and former Global Director Erin Patton, and former Director of On-Air Programming for Disney Channels Worldwide Ernest Martinez.
Brander is a co-host of The Sports Blender along with FSP Senior Advisor David Meltzer, a board member of The International Jazz Hall of Fame, travels the country speaking and telling his story at conferences, corporate events, and schools, and takes time to give back to the community through his foundation 'The Joey Brander Foundation: Literacy Through Sports' (501C3)