Dan Patrick is the co-host of NBC's "Football Night in America" studio show, joining host Bob Costas and co-hosts Cris Collinsworth and Keith Olbermann, along with analysts Jerome Bettis and Tiki Barber and reporter Peter King.
As co-host, Patrick is reunited with Olbermann with whom he redefined sports highlights during their time on ESPN's SportsCenter from 1992-97.
Olbermann and Patrick, while anchoring SportsCenter, became renowned for their inimitable style of coupling pop culture and sports – now a hallmark of the modern television sports reporter. While at ESPN, Olbermann and Patrick also wrote the critically acclaimed book "The Big Show" about their experiences working on SportsCenter. Costas wrote the foreword to the best-selling book.
Patrick is currently a columnist at Sports Illustrated and contributes to SI.com. He also hosts The Dan Patrick Show, distributed nationally through The Content Factory and Premiere Radio Networks.
Patrick was an anchor on ESPN's SportsCenter from 1989 to 2006. While at ESPN, he also reported from major events including the Super Bowl, World Series, NBA Finals and Final Four. He hosted The Dan Patrick Show on ESPN Radio from 1999 to August of 2007 and wrote for ESPN The Magazine's most popular page, featuring interviews with athletes. In 2000, Patrick released a book entitled "Outtakes," based on the magazine column. Prior to working with ESPN, Patrick was a sports anchor and reporter for CNN from 1983 to 1989.
In 1998, he received a Sports Emmy Award in the Studio Host category. In 2000, Patrick was named the National Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association, making him just the second cable commentator to receive the honor. He received a CableACE Award in 1997 for his work on SportsCenter.
Patrick received a B.A. in broadcasting from the University of Dayton.
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