FS1’s New Early Morning Show Debuts Tuesday, September 5
NEW YORK, NY – As FOX Sports descends on New York City for the launch of its new early morning show, FIRST THINGS FIRST WITH CRIS CARTER AND NICK WRIGHT, the network makes a critical addition to its roster. Longtime broadcaster, Jenna Wolfe, joins FS1 as host of FIRST THINGS FIRST, bringing a wealth of journalistic experience to the live studio show, premiering Tuesday, September 5 at 6:30 AM ET.
“We’re thrilled to have Jenna join the FOX Sports family,” said Whit Albohm, Vice President, Daily Studio Production for FS1. “Her chemistry with Nick and Cris is unmistakable, and her extensive broadcast experience makes her an obvious choice for the role.”
A fixture on national television for nearly a decade, Wolfe served as a correspondent on NBC’s “Today” show and an anchor on “Weekend Today” from 2007 to 2015. While reporting on the weekend’s biggest stories, she also served as the show’s first fitness and lifestyle correspondent. Following her “Today” tenure, Wolfe continued to build her brand around personal fitness, writing a book and creating an online show devoted to personal well-being.
Wolfe has an extensive background in sports broadcasting, spending three years as a sports reporter at WABC New York from 2004 to 2007, following two years at MSG Network where she hosted the network’s flagship program “MSG SportsDesk.” In 2001, Wolfe became Philadelphia’s first female sportscaster on local broadcast television while at WPHL, following five years of sports reporting at various stations in upstate New York.
“I am very excited to join FOX Sports and FIRST THINGS FIRST and get back to my roots in sports television,” said Wolfe. “We have an incredible opportunity to create a fantastic new show for viewers and I can’t wait to work with Nick, Cris and the rest of our team.”
A native of Kingston, Jamaica, Wolfe moved to the United States with her family in 1989. She graduated from SUNY-Binghamton with Bachelor of Arts degrees in French and English. She is fluent in French and Creole.