Behind the Mic: NFL Network Adds Chris Rose, LaDainian Tomlinson; Florio Brings PFT to NBC Sports Net
Compiled by Jason Dachman, Managing Editor, SVG
NFL Network has added veteran on-air talent Chris Rose and former NFL MVP running back LaDainian Tomlinson to its ranks.
Rose will host NFL Network’s signature Sunday night shows NFL GameDay Highlights and NFL GameDay Final, as well as the postgame edition of NFL Total Access following the network’s Thursday Night Football telecast. Rose will continue to host Intentional Talk on MLB Network.
Tomlinson will serve as an analyst on the network’s new Sunday morning “First on the Field” show. First on the Field, a two-hour Sunday morning spin around the league, will become the first live pregame show to originate from NFL Films in Mt. Laurel, NJ. Tomlinson joins host Melissa Stark and analysts Sterling Sharpe, Michael Irvin, Kurt Warner, Marshall Faulk and Warren Sapp on First on the Field…
…Mike Florio, who created ProFootballTalk.com and initially partnered with NBCSports.com in 2009, will host a new daily weekday TV program on NBC Sports Network beginning Tuesday, Sept. 4. The one-hour Pro Football Talk will air at 5 p.m. ET, every Monday through Friday, and will be co-hosted by Erik Kuselias, the host of NBC SportsTalk. Florio and Kuselias will regularly welcome a roster of NBC Sports football commentators, including Rodney Harrison, Hines Ward, Doug Flutie, Ross Tucker, Amani Toomer, and Peter King, among others…
…Dial Global and NBC Sports Radio has hired former NFL pro Amani Toomer and radio veterans Eytan Shander, Dan Schwartzman and Kay Adams as show hosts and update announcers in time for the network’s launch on Tuesday, September 4. Amani Toomer and Eytan Shander will host Amani and Eytan on NBC Sports Radio in the 10pm-1am ET timeslot, Monday-Friday; The Dan Schwartzman Show will air live Tuesday-Saturday between 1am-5am ET; Kay Adams will anchor the NBC Sports Radio national updates between 5pm-10pm ET, Monday-Friday, and she will also be appearing regularly on the previously announced The Erik Kuselias Show, Monday-Friday between 7pm-10pm ET.