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Christopher Patrick Myers (born March 28, 1959 in Miami, Florida [1]) is an American sportscaster. He currently lives in Southern California.

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Biography

With more than 20 years in broadcasting, Chris Myers has covered premiere events, including the Super Bowl, World Series, NBA Finals, NCAA Final Four, The Masters and U.S. Open (golf), Triple Crown, the Olympics and the Daytona 500.

Chris Myers, a native of Miami and a Southern California resident, garnered his first major break in broadcasting as a 16-year-old high school student when he hosted his own show on Miami’s WKAT-AM radio, interviewing such sports heavy hitters as Muhammad Ali and Don Shula.[citation needed] He joined Fox Sports Net as an anchor in December 1998 where he hosted the “National Sports Report,” among other hosting duties. Prior to joining FOX, Myers spent nine years at ESPN reporting and anchoring “SportsCenter” and “Baseball Tonight,” as well as hosting “Up Close” from 1994 to 1998, which included the first live interview with O.J. Simpson after his acquittal. With more than 20 years in broadcasting, Myers has covered all of the sports world’s premiere events, including the Super Bowl, World Series, NBA finals, NCAA Final Four, The Masters and U.S. Open golf, Triple Crown, the Olympics and the Daytona 500.[citation needed] In 1990, Myers received an Emmy Award in the Sports Features category as an anchor/reporter.

He has also hosted shows and events on the Discovery Channel, Tennis Channel, and the Military Channel. He has appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live numerous times.

Myers also serves as the play-by-play commentator for Tampa Bay Buccaneers preseason games that air locally on WFLA-TV. Chris Myers was also named as the host in 2010, for Showtime's weekly series "Inside Nascar".

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ESPN

Prior to joining FSN, Myers spent ten years at ESPN hosting SportsCenter, Baseball Tonight, and other various shows including the interview program Up Close, where Myers was honored as one of TV's best interviewers. He also received an emmy for his work.

As host of Up Close, Myers was the first to conduct a live interview with O.J. Simpson after both his criminal trial and civil lawsuit.[citation needed]

Myers earned acclaim for his live reporting during the San Francisco Earthquake that took place during the world series. Myers was also the only on scene reporter who stayed on the air through the night broadcasting from Atlanta during the Centennial Olympic Park bombing.[citation needed]

Fox Sports

In 1998, Myers joined Fox Sports Net where he was one of the original anchors of The National Sports Report and the weekly sports magazine program Goin' Deep. In 2005, he debuted The Chris Myers Interview on FSN. In 2000, Myers joined Fox Sports Radio where he currently hosts his own interview show, which can be heard on over 200 affiliates.

Myers is also currently the studio host for NASCAR coverage on FOX, and a reporter for the NFL on Fox and Major League Baseball on Fox. Myers is also a reporter for Bowl Championship Series coverage on FOX.

Myers presented the New Orleans Saints with their first ever NFC championship trophy after narrowly defeating the Minnesota Vikings 31-28 on January 24th 2010.

During a Detroit Lions and New Orleans Saints game, on September 13, 2009, Myers made a remark while talking about linebacker Larry Foote's decision to leave the perennially strong Pittsburgh Steelers to play for Detroit, he said, "That's like going from dating Beyonce to Whoopi Goldberg!"[2][3][4][5] Frank Caliendo later impersonated Myers on the NFL pre-game show.

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