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Christopher Patrick Myers (born March 28, 1959 in Miami, Floridamarker ) is an American sportscaster. He currently lives in Southern California.

Biography

With more than 20 years in broadcasting, Chris Myers has covered premiere events, including the Super Bowl, World Series, NBA Finals, NCAA Final Four, The Mastersmarker and U.S. Open , Triple Crown, the Olympics and the Daytona 500. He now covers the Detroit Lions.

Chris Myers, a native of Miamimarker and a Southern California resident, garnered his first major break in broadcasting as a 16-year-old high school student when he hosted his own show on Miamimarker’s WKAT-AM radio, interviewing such sports heavy hitters as Muhammad Ali and Don Shula. He joined Fox Sports Net as an anchor in December 1998 where he hosted the “National Sports Report,” among other hosting duties. Prior to joining FOX, Myers spent nine years at ESPN reporting and anchoring “SportsCenter” and “Baseball Tonight,” as well as hosting “Up Close” from 1994 to 1998, which included the first live interview with O.J. Simpson after his acquittal. With more than 20 years in broadcasting, Myers has covered all of the sports world’s premiere events, including the Super Bowl, World Series, NBA finals, NCAA Final Four, The Masters and U.S. Open golf, Triple Crown, the Olympics and the Daytona 500. In 1990, Myers received an Emmy Award in the Sports Features category as an anchor/reporter. He has also interviewed personalities such as Mike Tyson, Tom Brady, Kobe Bryant, Wilt Chamberlain, and Derek Jeter.

He has also hosted shows and events on the Discovery Channel, Tennis Channel, and the Military Channel. He has appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live numerous times.

Myers also serves as the play-by-play commentator for Tampa Bay Buccaneers preseason games that air locally on WFLA-TVmarker.

ESPN

Prior to joining FSN, Myers spent ten years at ESPN hosting SportsCenter, Baseball Tonight, and other various shows including the interview program Up Close, where Myers was honored as one of TV's best interviewers. He also received an emmy for his work.

As host of Up Close, Myers was the first to conduct a live interview with O.J. Simpson after both his criminal trial and civil lawsuit.

While hosting SportsCenter, Myers was the first to use phrases like "three ball" to describe a three point shot, as well as "a hoop and some harm" to describe a shot made while fouled. Other phrases he coined include "crazy go nuts", "i kid because i care", and "high drama in high def". He is also credited with creating the concept for the "Did you know?" segment while hosting SportsCenter.

Myers earned acclaim for his live reporting during the San Francisco Earthquakemarker that took place during the world series. Myers was also the only on scene reporter who stayed on the air through the night broadcasting from Atlanta during the Centennial Olympic Park bombingmarker.

Fox Sports

In 1998, Myers joined Fox Sports Net where he was one of the original anchors of The National Sports Report and the weekly sports magazine program Goin' Deep. In 2005, he debuted The Chris Myers Interview on FSN. In 2000, Myers joined Fox Sports Radio where he currently co-hosts Myers and Hartman heard weekday afternoons.

Myers is also currently the studio host for NASCAR coverage on FOX, and a reporter for the NFL on Fox and Major League Baseball on Fox. Myers is also a reporter for Bowl Championship Series coverage on FOX.

During a Detroit Lions and New Orleans Saints game, on September 13, 2009, Myers made a humorous remark while talking about linebacker Larry Foote's decision to leave the perennially strong Pittsburgh Steelers to play for Detroit, he said, "Thats like going from dating Beyonce to Whoopi Goldberg!" Frank Caliendo later impersonated Myers on the NFL pre-game show.

References

  1. Chris Myers imdb.com page
  2. http://www.totalprosports.com/blog/index.php/2009/09/chris-myers-on-playing-in-detroit-like-going-from-beyonce-to-whoopi-goldberg/
  3. http://deadspin.com/5358993/chris-myers-compares-playing-for-detroit-to-dating-whoopi-goldberg
  4. http://www.shadowandact.com/?p=10173&cpage=1
  5. http://blog.mlive.com/its-just-sports/2009/09/chris_myers_thinks_playing_for.html



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