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Colin Cowherd

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Born January 6, 1964 (1964-01-06) (age 46)
Bay Center, Washington
Show The Herd with Colin Cowherd, SportsNation
Network(s) ESPN Radio
Time slot 10am-2pm ET

Official Bio

Colin Cowherd (born January 6, 1964) is an American sports radio personality. He is currently the host of The Herd with Colin Cowherd on ESPN Radio and ESPNU. He is also the co-host of the television show SportsNation on ESPN2.

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Career

Cowherd grew up in Grayland, Washington and attended Eastern Washington University[1] He began his career as the play-by-play voice for the Pacific Coast League's Las Vegas Stars. He eventually became a sports director at KVBC-TV in Las Vegas, Nevada, where he was named Nevada's Sportscaster of the Year five times. He also served as sports anchor at WTVT-TV in Tampa, Florida. He moved to Portland, Oregon, in 1996, where he spent nearly two years at KGW Northwest NewsChannel 8, working as a sports anchor and hosting the thirty-minute 'A guy's take on baseball' program. In 2001 The Herd moved from an afternoon time slot on all-sports radio KFXX to the morning drive time.

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ESPN Radio

In 2003, Cowherd was selected to replace Tony Kornheiser for the late morning time slot (10 a.m. - 1 p.m. (ET)) on ESPN Radio.

His show, The Herd with Colin Cowherd is a syndicated talk radio show broadcast on ESPN Radio affiliates throughout the United States and online at ESPNRadio.com. In 2008, the Herd added a simulcast on ESPN's ESPNU. The show features commentary on sports news, perspective on other news stories, and interviews with popular analysts and sports figures. Demographics and regional preferences are frequent topics of his program. The majority of his conversations primarily center around the National Football League (NFL) and college football with mentions of recent topics from Major League Baseball (MLB) and the National Basketball Association (NBA). He also has a featured segment, Spanning the Globe, during Sunday morning's SportsCenter special edition.

Cowherd, along with Michelle Beadle, co-hosts SportsNation; the show debuted on July 6, 2009, on ESPN2.

ESPN Radio Podcasts

  • The Thundering Herd with Colin Cowherd
  • The Herd Mentality

Awards

  • Sports Illustrated's 2005 Radio Personality of the year.[2]
  • Nevada's Sportscaster of the Year five times, as voted by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.[3]

References

  1. ^ "Success After Eastern". Eastern Washington University. http://www.ewu.edu/x46899.xml. Retrieved 2007-12-08. 
  2. ^ Deitch, Richard (December 19, 2007). "2005 Media Awards". Sports Illustrated. http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2005/writers/richard_deitsch/12/19/media.circus/index.html. Retrieved 2007-07-13. 
  3. ^ "Now “Heard” Nationwide" (PDF). InsideRadio.com. http://ftp.media.radcity.net/zmst/insideradio/Interviews/CowherdArticle04-08.pdf. Retrieved 2007-07-13. 

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