An amateur basketball player in his youth, Eli Sahar’s problematic athletic capabilities sent him at an early age to a course for basketball coaching at the Wingate Institute, and to the pen and the microphone. He began his career in journalism at the newspaper Hadashot in 1990. Two years later, he moved to Haaretz, where he wrote about basketball for 12 years. From the summer of 1996, he has been a basketball commentator for Israel Channel One television and Kol Israel radio. In June, 2000, he landed the scoop in which he informed the nation of the curious first retirement from basketball of Doron Sheffer, which earned him a prestigious award. In 2004, he became editor of the sports supplement of the weekly Makor Rishon, and later, of the daily Israeli. Since 2007, he has served as sports editor of Israel Hayom.