Colin Cowherd Bio
Colin Cowherd, one of the most thought-provoking sports hosts in the country, joined FOX Sports and Premiere Networks in September 2015 as a television, radio and digital personality. His three-hour sports talk program, THE HERD WITH COLIN COWHERD, airs simultaneously on FS1 and the FOX Sports Radio Network weekdays from 12:00 to 3:00 PM ET. In addition to the FS1/FSRN simulcast, Cowherd is a key member of the FOX NFL KICKOFF cast, a show which airs Sundays during the NFL season on FOX at 11:00 AM ET preceding FOX NFL SUNDAY. He also contributes to coverage of many of FOX Sports’ marquee events.
Cowherd was host of ESPN Radio’s “The Herd with Colin Cowherd,” airing nationally weekdays and simulcast on ESPNU. Before joining ESPN, Cowherd hosted a popular three-hour morning drive program, “The Herd,” at KFXX 910-AM in Portland, Ore. Cowherd said of joining FOX Sports and Premiere: “The opportunity to build new shows is so energizing. The creative environment at FOX is really special. My life and career have been a series of chapters. There is no doubt in my mind this will be the most satisfying and most fun.”
BEYOND THE HERD
Cowherd also hosted “Colin’s New Football Show” on ESPN2 in 2013 and 2014, in addition to a variety of programs on ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN Classic. He was the original co-host of SportsNation on ESPN2. Cowherd joined ESPN Radio in 2004 when his program launched as an hour-long broadcast on the West Coast. He also anchored weeknight sports and Sports Sunday for KGW Northwest NewsChannel 8. Cowherd’s rise in the industry also includes serving as sports anchor at Tampa’s WTVT-TV, where he received a local Sports Emmy for Buc Sunday, and as sports director at KVBC-TV in Las Vegas, where he earned multiple Nevada Sportscaster of the Year awards. He began his career as the play-by-play voice for the Pacific Coast League’s Las Vegas Stars baseball team.
BEYOND RADIO & TV
In 2013, Cowherd’s first book, “You HERD Me!” was a New York Times bestseller, spending five weeks on the list in hardcover. His second book, “Raw: My 100% Grade-A, Unfiltered, Inside Look at Sports,” is scheduled for release in October 2015. In August 2015, Rogue Ales & Spirits, based out of the coastal town of Newport, Ore., partnered with Cowherd to release “Blunt N’ Bitter” microbrew – the official beverage of Colin Cowherd and THE HERD.
A native of Grayland, Wash., Cowherd graduated from Eastern Washington University in 1985 where he got his broadcasting start. He resides in Los Angeles with his wife, Ann, and has two children.