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Cole Wright

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Cole Wright joined NFL Media in July 2015. Prior to coming onboard at NFL Network, Cole worked as an update anchor at the FOX Sports 1 news desk and as a fill-in host on FOX SPORTS LIVE, the channel's flagship highlight, news and opinion program.


A Chicago area native, Wright headed south to begin his broadcasting career in 2004, catching on at the CBS affiliate, KLST-TV, in San Angelo, Texas. After two years in San Angelo, he stayed in Texas, but moved on to the NBC-affiliate, KETK, in Tyler in 2006. While there, he served as the sports anchor and headed up coverage of the area's competitive high school football landscape. During his time in Tyler, Wright covered future NFL players Kendall Hunter, Ryan Mallet, Colt McCoy, and Ryan Tannehill, who attended nearby schools. Later in 2006, Wright joined WVLA-TV in Baton Rouge, La.


Over the next two years, he would diversify his coverage portfolio even more, staffing a pair of Sugar Bowls and a BCS National Championship Game. In 2008, Wright continued his ascent, moving to the Boston-based New England Sports Network (NESN), where he was the network's primary anchor at the news desk on a program that eventually turned into NESN Daily. After a successful stint at NESN, Wright moved on to ESPN, where he anchored an array of studio shows including SportsCenter, Baseball Tonight, NBA Tonight, College Football Goal Line, and College Basketball Buzzer Beater. In addition, he worked on remote coverage of the College World Series for both NCAA baseball and softball. After two plus years at ESPN, he joined the FOX Sports 1 team in April of 2014.


Cole Wright was born in Joliet, Ill. He attended Waubonsie Valley High School outside of Chicago, lettering in baseball and helping to lead the team to the state championship game his senior year. Wright continued his baseball career at the junior college level, playing two seasons at Waubonsee Community College. He eventually graduated from Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa, earning a B.A. in Communications in 2003. Wright and his wife, Reagan, have a daughter named Paisley. In his free time, he enjoys playing golf, working out, going to the beach with his family, and watching baseball, remaining a passionate fan of his hometown Chicago Cubs.


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