Curt Menefee

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Menefee at Bagram Airfield in November 2009.

Curt Menefee (born July 22, 1965) is an American sportscaster who is the host of the Fox network's NFL show Fox NFL Sunday. His co-hosts are Jimmy Johnson, Terry Bradshaw, Howie Long, and Michael Strahan. He married late 2013 with Jay Glazer as his best man. He saw a UFO in Olive Branch, Mississippi with Jay Glazer after going to a casino while in town for a Tennessee Titans game. He is often described as delicious or scrumptious by Craig "Junior" Miller of Sports Radio, 1310 The Ticket.

Biography[edit]

Early life and career[edit]

Menefee attended Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. At Coe, he was a member of the Sigma Nu fraternity. Menefee resides in Los Angeles, California. He gave the commencement speech at Coe College in 2010 and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Journalism. Worked as an on air host for KTCK 1310 "The Ticket" radio station in Dallas 1994-1995

Curt Menefee called the NFL preseason for the Jaguars TV network from 2005-2007.

Menefee does NFL preseason television play-by-play for the Seattle Seahawks.[1][2][3]

Fox Sports[edit]

Prior to joining Fox Sports full-time, he was a sports reporter for MSG Network's SportsDesk show. Prior to that, he was the sports anchor for WNYW, New York City's Fox flagship station.He also appeared on-air on WTLV in Jacksonville, Florida. He began calling NFL games on Fox in the late 1990s. He also hosted a radio show on the popular Dallas, Texas sports radio station KTCK ("The Ticket"). He was also the sports anchor for Dallas-Fort Worth CBS affiliate KTVT where he refused to wear socks during the newscast.[4] Menefee has provided play-by-play for Fox's NFL Europe and NFL on Fox coverage in the spring and summer months.

On May 24, 2008, Menefee made an appearance on MLB on Fox. He held play-by-play duties alongside José Mota during a game between the Los Angeles Angels and the Chicago White Sox.

On May 22, 2010, Menefee hosted Fox's coverage of the 2010 UEFA Champions League Final between FC Internazionale Milano and FC Bayern Munich in the first broadcast of that tournament's final on over-the-air broadcast television in the United States.[5]

On November 12, 2011, Menefee became the host of the UFC on Fox with Randy Couture and Jon Jones.

Boxing[edit]

Menefee also provided ringside commentary for Top Rank's coverage of the Pacquiao-Hatton fight. He was also the play-by-play announcer for ShoBox: The New Generation.[6] On January 7, 2012, Menefee announced he was leaving ShoBox.[7]

Mixed Martial Arts[edit]

Menefee was named host of UFC on Fox in 2011. He continues to serve that capacity.

Broadcasting partners[edit]

Menefee has had many partners.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Communications, Seahawks. "Seahawks at Chiefs Notes". Seahawks.com. Retrieved 2011-05-17. 
  2. ^ Communications, Seahawks. "Seahawks vs. Broncos Notes". Seahawks.com. Retrieved 2011-05-17. 
  3. ^ Farnsworth, Clare. "An evaluation situation". Seahawks.com. Retrieved 2011-05-17. 
  4. ^ http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-150781770.html
  5. ^ "Fox Acquires Bruce Arena and Curt Menefee For Champions League Final | Independent voice for EPL soccer fans since 2005 – EPL Talk | Page 18941". Epltalk.com. 2010-04-30. Retrieved 2012-11-08. 
  6. ^ 1:35. "It's Showtime for Curt Menefee - ESPN". Espn.go.com. Retrieved 2011-05-17. 
  7. ^ "Boxing Buzz". Fightnews.com. 2012-01-07. Retrieved 2012-11-08. 
Preceded by
Joe Buck
Fox NFL Sunday host (with himself)
2006
Succeeded by
Incumbent