Colin Cowherd joins FS1’s special 90-minute college football pregame show at 7:00 PM ET tonight, preceding the highly-anticipated primetime showdown between Michigan, led by first-year head coach Jim Harbaugh, and Utah. Cowherd joins studio host Rob Stone and analysts Dave Wannstedt and Matt Leinart on-location from Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City. Cowherd made his FOX Sports television debut during yesterday’s editions of AMERICA’S PREGAME, FOX SPORTS LIVE and FS1 COLLEGE FOOTBALL KICKOFF.
Cowherd’s new sports talk program THE HERD premieres Tuesday, Sept. 8, airing simultaneously on FS1 and the FOX Sports Radio Network, including AM 570 LA Sports/KLAC, weekdays from 12:00 to 3:00 PM ET. The program also has a dedicated iHeartRadio station, THE HERD, available live throughout the day. THE HERD launches big next week with a succession of high-profile guests, including a pair of Pro Football Hall of Famers – lead FOX NFL game analyst Troy Aikman and veteran FOX NFL SUNDAY analyst Howie Long; Rob Lowe, star of new FOX primetime show THE GRINDER (premieres Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 8:30 PM ET/PT); and FOX NFL SUNDAY’s original comedic prognosticator Jimmy Kimmel, host of ABC’s late night talk show, Jimmy Kimmel Live.
THE HERD today also announces the newest member of the cast – Kristine Leahy. The current co-host on NBC’s American Ninja Warrior, Leahy has a vast sports resume. She worked as a reporter and host for Boston all sports radio station WEEI before moving on to Boston Celtics where she spent two years as a host and in-house team reporter at the TD Garden and Celtics.com. After the Celtics, Leahy spent a year as the lead sports anchor for FOX25 in Boston. In 2012, she moved to Los Angeles and spent two and a half years working across various platforms in the CBS and Turner Sports families, including sideline reporting during March Madness and CBS Sports Network’s college football and basketball coverage. She has also filled in as a host on the CBS Sports Network show Lead Off, contributed to KCAL’s Dodgers pre-game show Think Blue, anchored CBSLA’s Sports Central and covered the playoffs for all four major sports. She even made a bit of history, becoming the first woman to ever call a horse race in California. Leahy has a bachelor of science in journalism from Boston University, where she was part of the team that created BUTV’s first sports talk show, which she co-anchored for three years.
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