or


[04/27/06 - 12:00 AM]
Peter King Joins NBC's 'Football Night in America'

[via press release from NBC]

PETER KING JOINS NBC's 'FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA'

NEW YORK -- April 27, 2006 -- Peter King, one of the country's foremost NFL reporters, joins NBC's "Football Night in America" studio show as a reporter, it was announced today by David Neal, Executive Producer, NBC Sports.

"Peter is simply one of the best reporters to ever cover the National Football League," said Neal. "He has a unique ability to uncover stories and information, but most importantly, he is able to fit a breaking story or new information into a larger, meaningful context. His information will be invaluable to us as we tell the stories and provide the first reactions to the issues of each Sunday in the NFL."

King said: "It's really exciting for me to be able to work on the show everyone in America will be watching. In our business, Dick Ebersol is one of those people everyone wants to work for at some point in their lives, and I'm lucky to have this chance."

King joins the most honored NFL broadcast team ever assembled. Al Michaels, whom the AP called "TV's best play-by-play announcer," will call "NBC Sunday Night Football" games alongside Madden, the most honored analyst in television history with 14 Emmy Awards, and sideline and feature reporter Andrea Kremer, whom the Los Angeles Times has called "the best TV interviewer in the business of covering the NFL." Bob Costas, a 17-time Emmy Award winner, will host NBC's "Football Night in America" studio show alongside co-host Cris Collinsworth, the most honored studio analyst in history with five Emmy Awards, and analyst Jerome Bettis, one of the most popular players in recent NFL history.

King joined Sports Illustrated as a staff writer in 1989 after spending nearly a decade as a newspaper journalist. Now a senior writer at the magazine, he is SI's primary NFL expert and is one of the country's premier pro football writers. King has written SI's "Inside the NFL" for 17 years and is also a key contributor to SI.com, which includes "Monday Morning Quarterback,' his popular column that has become a must-read in football circles. He also serves as managing editor and a reporter for HBO's Emmy Award-winning "Inside the NFL."

King has won several awards throughout his distinguished career, including two Associated Press Sports Editors awards for excellence in sports journalism. In 2005, he was appointed by the governor of New Jersey to a fact-finding task force in an attempt to end steroid and human growth hormones in high school athletics.

After graduating from Ohio University in 1979, where he earned a B.A. in journalism, King covered college athletics and professional football for the Cincinnati Enquirer for five years. Following that stint, he covered pro football for Newsday (N.Y.), from 1985 to 1989. He joined HBO's "Inside the NFL" show in 2002 as managing editor, and the show won its first-ever Emmy for Outstanding Studio Show after his arrival, in 2003 and 2005.

King has written five books including, Inside the Helmet: A Player's-Eye View of Pro Football, which discusses the inner lives and jobs of some of the NFL's biggest names; and Football: A History of the Professional Game, which profiles the teams, players and events of the NFL's first 75 years.

He has also served as a halftime analyst for ABC's Monday Night Football in 1994 and 1995 and was the primary NFL commentator for CNN's NFL Preview and CNN/SI, the now-defunct 24-hour sports news and information network.

King lives in Upper Montclair, N.J., with his wife Ann. They have two daughters, Laura, a resident of Los Angeles and graduate of Tufts University, and Mary Beth, a sophomore at Colgate University.

"FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA" & "NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL"

NBC's "Football Night in America" primetime studio show and the premier primetime game of the week, "NBC Sunday Night Football" will be broadcast in high definition.

NBC's NFL agreement continues through the 2011 season and calls for 16 regular season Sunday night games, each season's "NFL Kickoff" Thursday night primetime game, two postseason Wild Card games and three preseason games in primetime, in addition to Super Bowl XLIII in 2009 in Tampa and XLVI in 2012 and Pro Bowls in the same years.

Under the new NFL agreement, the NFL provides NBC flexible game scheduling over seven of the final eight weeks of the regular season for "NBC Sunday Night Football." Flexible scheduling, offered for the first time by the NFL, ensures marquee matchups when many teams' playoff chances are at stake.





  [april 2006]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
      


· FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA (NBC)
· INSIDE THE NFL (SHOWTIME)
· SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL (NBC)





[01/23/18 - 10:01 AM]
CBS Announces the Celebrity Judges and Mentor for "MVP: Most Valuable Performer," Airing Live, Thursday, Jan. 25
Katharine McPhee, Maz Jobrani and Brandon Marshall will judge the special with Sharon Osbourne serving as mentor.

[01/23/18 - 09:32 AM]
"The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story" Premieres to 5.5 Million Total Viewers
FX further spins the numbers for Wednesday, January 17.

[01/23/18 - 09:16 AM]
All-New Series "Twin Turbos" Races to Discovery Channel on Wednesday, February 28th
For father-son duo Doug and Brad DeBerti, custom car building isn't just a hobby, it's their life.

[01/23/18 - 09:04 AM]
Starz to Air the #ThatsHarassment Film Campaign in Half Hour Primetime Special
The series of short films depicts cases of sexual harassment in the work place, all based on real events, beginning Friday, January 26.

[01/23/18 - 08:24 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Keeps Top Spot with "Bachelor," "Good Doctor"
The Alphabet leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-19.

[01/23/18 - 07:59 AM]
Travel Channel Greenlights New Adventure Quest Series "Hunting Evidence"
Six one-hour episodes will begin airing in June 2018.

[01/22/18 - 03:11 PM]
"Corporate" Is Highest-Rated Basic-Cable Prime Comedy Premiere of the 2017-18 Season Among Men 18-34
Comedy Central further spins the numbers for Wednesday, January 17.

[01/22/18 - 01:46 PM]
Nat Geo WILD Kicks Off Safari Live Weeklong Event on Super Bowl Sunday
Tune in to experience thrilling nightly safaris from Africa's most remarkable wildlife destinations.

[01/22/18 - 12:01 PM]
Natalie Portman Set to Host "Saturday Night Live" on Feb. 3 with Musical Guest Dua Lipa
Pop artist Dua Lipa will join Portman as musical guest for the first time.

[01/22/18 - 10:31 AM]
"American Ninja Warrior: USA vs. The World" and "Timeless" Season Two Premiere Jumpstart Sunday Night Family Viewing Beginning March 11
"Timeless" will then regularly air on Sunday nights following "Little Big Shots" and "Genius Junior."

[01/22/18 - 09:46 AM]
Starz Acquires Unscripted Docuseries "America to Me" from Acclaimed Filmmaker Steve James and Participant Media
The series follows students, teachers and administrators in suburban Chicago's Oak Park and River Forest High School, one of the country's most exemplary and diverse public schools.

[01/22/18 - 08:38 AM]
Food Network Takes Game Day Eats Live
Food Network will go live Saturday, February 3, with a cross-platform Game Day Eats experience, offering game day recipes, tips and inspiration across the brand's linear, digital and convergent properties.

[01/22/18 - 08:32 AM]
SundanceTV Continues Its Exploration of True Crime by Partnering with Award-Winning Talent and Greenlighting Three New Docuseries
The first of these docuseries, "The Road to Jonestown" (w/t), will air timed to the 40th Anniversary of the massacre this November.

[01/22/18 - 08:31 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Dominates with NFC Championship
The Eagles/Vikings blowout is not surprisingly down from last year's primetime championship on CBS.

[01/22/18 - 08:19 AM]
30 for 30 "The Two Bills" to Premiere February 1 on ESPN
The next documentary features legendary football coaches Bill Belichick and Bill Parcells being interviewed together for the first time since 1991.