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Rich Eisen

Television Broadcaster, Host & Author

In 2014, Eisen launched his daily talk show,The Rich Eisen Show on AT&T (DirecTV) Audience Network and simulcast across the Premiere Radio Network, Sirius X/M and on the Bleacher Report Live platform. The Emmy nominated show airs Monday-Friday from 12 Noon – 3:00 PM ET and allows Eisen to use his engaging blend of insightful football analysis, with an offbeat mix of humor and pop culture while continuing to attract the most recognizable names in sports and entertainment including Matthew McConaughey, Larry David, Matt Damon, Paul Rudd, Will Ferrell, Snoop Dogg and more.

In addition to The Rich Eisen Show, he continues to be a mainstay at the NFL Network where he was the first on-air talent added to NFL Network’s roster in June 2003, five months before the network’s launch in November 2003. Prior to his tenure with NFL Network, Eisen was one of the primary anchors in the heyday of ESPN's "SportsCenter" from 1996 to 2003.

Eisen’s career was not a viral launch into “celebrity.” He faced more closed doors than open ones and more no's than yeses. A three-time Sports Emmy nominee in the Outstanding Studio Host category, Eisen can tell you what it takes to get there. His clever strategies and witty stories offer the wisdom of a leader, with a heart for humor in the style of a coach.

BIO

Eisen has spent the last seven NFL seasons as the host of the Emmy-nominated NFL GameDay Morning on NFL Network, the most comprehensive NFL pregame show on television. Eisen is joined each week by analysts Michael Irvin, Steve Mariucci and Kurt Warner. Eisen also anchors NFL Network’s special on-location coverage of the NFL Draft, Pro Football Hall of Fame Induction Weekend, Super Bowl and NFL Scouting Combine where he does his annual Run Rich Run 40-yard dash to help raise money for St. Jude’s Children Hospital. His latest weekly NFL Series The Grindrecently premiered on Epix.

Eisen also served as main emcee of the Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Canton, OH in 2009 and has served as the annual emcee of the Friday Night Gold Jacket dinner every year since then.

In 2010, Eisen added to his already versatile resume by launching NFL.com’s first-ever podcast,The Rich Eisen Podcast, which surpassed the 16 million download mark during its four-year run. Additionally, he also co-hosted a weekly podcast with his wife Suzy Shuster called Eyes on Sports for Podcast One. Weekly they would chat with their celebrity friends about everything from sports to pop culture to parenthood.

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 recently served as the host of TNT’s first-ever reality competition program The Great Escape.

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 pennedTotal 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.

Eisen lives in Los Angeles with his wife and long-time ABC, FOX and TNT sports broadcaster Suzy Shuster. Together, they have three children and two rescue dogs, Halo and Dylan.

Eisen has spent the last seven NFL seasons as the host of the Emmy-nominated NFL GameDay Morning on NFL Network, the most comprehensive NFL pregame show on television. Eisen is joined each week by analysts Michael Irvin, Steve Mariucci and Kurt Warner. Eisen also anchors NFL Network’s special on-location coverage of the NFL Draft, Pro Football Hall of Fame Induction Weekend, Super Bowl and NFL Scouting Combine where he does his annual Run Rich Run 40-yard dash to help raise money for St. Jude’s Children Hospital. His latest weekly NFL Series The Grindrecently premiered on Epix.

Eisen also served as main emcee of the Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Canton, OH in 2009 and has served as the annual emcee of the Friday Night Gold Jacket dinner every year since then.

In 2010, Eisen added to his already versatile resume by launching NFL.com’s first-ever podcast,The Rich Eisen Podcast, which surpassed the 16 million download mark during its four-year run. Additionally, he also co-hosted a weekly podcast with his wife Suzy Shuster called Eyes on Sports for Podcast One. Weekly they would chat with their celebrity friends about everything from sports to pop culture to parenthood.

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 recently served as the host of TNT’s first-ever reality competition program The Great Escape.

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 pennedTotal 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.

Eisen lives in Los Angeles with his wife and long-time ABC, FOX and TNT sports broadcaster Suzy Shuster. Together, they have three children and two rescue dogs, Halo and Dylan.

SPEECH TOPICS

Bet On Yourself

Success Through Re-Invention

Defining Yourself When You Don’t Fit The Mold

A Conversation with Rich Eisen

Books & Media
Total Access: A Journey to the Center of the NFL Universe