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Rich Eisen

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Rich Eisen was the first on-air talent added to the NFL Network roster in June 2003, five months before NFL Network’s November 2003 launch.


Known for his wit and intelligence, Eisen signed a new long-term deal with NFL Network in 2010 and became the new host of the Emmy-nominated NFL GameDay Morning, the first and most comprehensive NFL pregame show on television.


Eisen also hosts NFL GameDay Highlights, as well as NFL Network's Thursday Night Football pregame, halftime and postgame shows and special on-location coverage from league events such as Kickoff, Pro Football Hall of Fame, NFL Scouting Combine, NFL Draft and Super Bowl.


Eisen added to his already versatile resume in 2010 with the launched of 'The Rich Eisen Podcast,' NFL.com’s first podcast. The weekly podcast, which also made its move to television this past summer, is available on NFL.com and iTunes and features guests from the world of sports and entertainment talking sports, news, pop culture and the latest NFL headlines. Eisen's recent podcast guests include: Patriots QB Tom Brady, Steelers WR Hines Ward, CNN's Larry King, actors James Caan, Mark Wahlberg, Larry David, James Caan, Ravens Ray Lewis and Ed Reed and Jets RB LaDainian Tomlinson.


A two-time Sports Emmy nominee in the Outstanding Studio Host category, Eisen also served as emcee of the Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Canton, OH in 2009, where the induction class included then-NFL Network analyst Rod Woodson.


Eisen has also taken a turn in the game announcer chair calling play-by-play for the Under Armour Senior Bowl in 2007 and 2008.


One of television's most visible anchors and personalities from the past decade, Eisen was a mainstay on ESPN’s SportsCenter from 1996 to 2003. Outside the world of sports, Eisen has been a regular contributor on VH1's popular TV series I Love The 70's, I Love the 80’s and I Love the 90's.


Prior to joining ESPN, Eisen worked at KRCR-TV in Redding, California, as a sports anchor (1994-96). His television journalism career includes serving as the Medill News Service's Washington correspondent (1994) and as a production assistant for the CBS Evening News with Dan Rather and Connie Chung in 1994.


In 2007, Eisen penned Total Access: A Journey to the Center of the NFL Universe about his experiences as host for NFL Network. He worked in print journalism as a staff writer for the Staten Island Advance (1990-93) and at the Chicago Tribune covering Chicago public high school football and basketball (1993-94).


Eisen is a graduate of the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and earned a Master of Science degree in Broadcast Journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism in 1994.


He and wife Suzy reside in Los Angeles with their sons Xander and Cooper and their rescue dog, Hudson.

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