Colin Cowherd

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Colin Cowherd
Colin Cowherd Cropped.jpg
Colin Cowherd on the SportsNation set.
Born(1964-01-06) January 6, 1964 (age 50)
Bay Center, Washington
ShowThe Herd with Colin Cowherd, SportsNation, Colin's New Football Show
NetworkESPN Radio
Time slot10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. EST Monday-Friday
 
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Colin Cowherd
Colin Cowherd Cropped.jpg
Colin Cowherd on the SportsNation set.
Born(1964-01-06) January 6, 1964 (age 50)
Bay Center, Washington
ShowThe Herd with Colin Cowherd, SportsNation, Colin's New Football Show
NetworkESPN Radio
Time slot10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. EST Monday-Friday

Colin Murray Cowherd[1] (born January 6, 1964) is the host of The Herd with Colin Cowherd on ESPN Radio and ESPNU. He is also a former co-host of the show SportsNation on ESPN2 with Michelle Beadle and later Charissa Thompson.

Career[edit]

Cowherd grew up in Grayland, Washington and attended Eastern Washington University.[2] He began his career as the play-by-play voice for the Pacific Coast League's Las Vegas Stars. He eventually became a sports director at KVBC-TV in Las Vegas, Nevada, where he was named Nevada's Sportscaster of the Year five times.[3] He also served as weekend sports anchor at WTVT-TV in Tampa, Florida. He moved to Portland, Oregon, in 1996, where he spent nearly two years teaching trigonometry at a local high school. He also worked as a sports anchorman for KGW-TV.[4] In 2001, The Herd moved from an afternoon time slot on all-sports radio KFXX to the morning drive time.[5]

ESPN Radio[edit]

Colin Cowherd during a live broadcast of his radio program on the campus of The University of Iowa in 2010.
Colin Cowherd during a live broadcast of his radio program on the campus of The University of Iowa in 2010.

In 2003, Cowherd was selected to replace Tony Kornheiser for the late morning time slot (10 a.m. – 1 p.m. (ET)) on ESPN Radio.

His show, The Herd with Colin Cowherd is a syndicated talk radio show broadcast on ESPN Radio affiliates throughout the United States and online at ESPNRadio.com. In 2008, the Herd added a simulcast on ESPNU. The show features commentary on sports news, perspective on other news stories, and interviews with popular analysts and sports figures. Although a sports broadcast, he often reflects on personal life and business as it relates to the sports world. Demographics and regional preferences are frequent topics of his program. The majority of his conversations primarily center around the National Football League (NFL) and college football with mentions of recent topics from Major League Baseball (MLB) and the National Basketball Association (NBA). He also has a featured segment, Spanning the Globe, during the second segment of his show. For this feature, reporters make very brief appearances to talk about the day's main topics in their part of the country.

Cowherd, along with Michelle Beadle and later Charissa Thompson, co-hosted the TV show SportsNation on ESPN2 from 2009–2012; the show debuted on July 6, 2009. SportsNation was designed to take "the pulse" of the nation. Cowherd and Thompson were given two choices to select from and they attempted to determine which choice was the audience's favorite (e.g., Who is the better basketball player: Joe Kleine or Kerry Kittles?). Cowherd announced in September 2012 that he would be leaving the program; his last month as host was December 2012. He mentioned how he enjoyed doing radio work much more than television and wanted to focus exclusively on that in the future. Marcellus Wiley took over for Cowherd in January 2013. In fall of 2013, Cowherd began hosting the ESPN Sunday morning pro and college football talkshow Colin's New Football Show.[6]

In 2013, Cowherd released his first book titled You Herd Me! I'll Say It If Nobody Else Will.[7] Cowherd has said on his radio show that he had been writing the book on-and-off for a few years.

Criticism[edit]

ESPN Radio podcasts[edit]

Political and religious views[edit]

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ www.livestream.com/sportsnationlive/video?clipId=pla_6a5bb253-bcfa-4946-ba48-3da7bf172869.
  2. ^ "Success After Eastern". Eastern Washington University. Archived from the original on 2007-09-14. Retrieved 2007-12-08. 
  3. ^ a b Kinosian, Mike (8 April 2004). "Now "Heard" Nationwide" (PDF). InsideRadio.com. Retrieved 2007-07-13. 
  4. ^ Brenneman, Kristina (September 24, 2000). "News teams rake bright talent in for fall sweeps". Portland Business Journal. Retrieved April 30, 2013. 
  5. ^ "The Herd with Colin Cowherd to simulcast on ESPNU beginning Aug. 25". ESPN.com. 19 August 2008. Retrieved 16 February 2011. 
  6. ^ http://espnmediazone.com/us/press-releases/2013/09/colins-new-football-show-debuts-sept-8/
  7. ^ You Herd Me! on Amazon.com. Retrieved Nov. 8, 2013.
  8. ^ Solomon, George (December 27, 2005). "Radio aims to be provocative, fair". ESPN. Retrieved 2007-07-13. 
  9. ^ Solomon, George (April 6, 2006). "Vitale still signature face, voice of ESPN hoops". ESPN.com. 
  10. ^ Schreiber, Le Anne (April 8, 2007). "Cowherd's 'attack' on blog: 'Zero tolerance'". ESPN. Retrieved 2007-07-13. 
  11. ^ Schreiber, Le Anne (December 11, 2007). "Proportion, perspective missing ingredients in news coverage". ESPN. Retrieved 2007-12-13. 
  12. ^ Deitch, Richard (December 19, 2007). "2005 Media Awards". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 2007-07-13. 
  13. ^ "2012 Pundits of the Year". PunditTracker. January 2013. Retrieved 2013-02-13. 

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