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Encyclopedia > Chris Myers

Chris Myers is a sports broadcaster who works for numerous media outlets and covers several different sports. Note: broadcasting is also the old term for hand sowing. ...


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 a new show on FSN, The Chris Myers Interview.Prior to that 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. Fox Sports Net headquarters in Los Angeles. ... Up Close was a sports interview show that aired on ESPN for some 20 years. ...


In 2000, Myers joined Fox Sports Radio where he currently co-hosts The Drive. The fastest growing afternoon talk show. He consistently draws the biggest names in sports and can be heard on XM-142. Myers is never afraid to ask the tough question which is why he has gained the nickname as "the Velvet Hammer." Fox Sports Radio is a service of Premiere Radio Networks (a subsidiary of Clear Channel Communications). ...


Multi accomplished and known for his deep voice and smooth delivery. He was once voted one of New Orleans most eligible bachelors.


Myers is also currently the studio host for NASCAR coverage on Fox (also on FX from 2001 to 2006). He is also a reporter for Fox Sports' coverage of the NFL and Major League Baseball, and was mentioned as a candidate as host of FOX NFL Sunday when that job became open.In 2007, Myers was a reporter for two games in the Bowl Championship Series, one of which was the championship game. The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... The Fox Broadcasting Company, usually referred to as just Fox (the company itself prefers the capitalized version FOX), is a television network in the United States. ... FX (shorter for Fox Extended Networks) is the name of a number of related subscription TV channels owned by News Corporations Fox Entertainment Group. ... NFL on FOX is the brand name of the Fox Broadcasting Companys coverage of the National Football Leagues National Football Conference games, produced by Fox Sports. ... MLB on FOX is the Fox Broadcasting Companys de facto brand name for their coverage of Major League Baseball. ... NFL on FOX logo. ... BCS Logo 2006-Present with logo of Television Rightsholder Fox Broadcasting Company The Bowl Championship Series (BCS) is designed to pair the top two teams in college football against each other in the BCS National Championship Game, with the winner being the BCS national champion. ... The BCS National Championship Game or BCS title game is the final bowl game of the annual Bowl Championship Series and is intended by Series organizers to determine the NCAA Division I-A national football championship. ...

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Fiesta Bowl

After the 2007 Fiesta Bowl, Myers interviewed Boise State running back Ian Johnson, who had just scored the winning two-point-conversion in overtime. During the interview, Myers let us all in on the surprise that Johnson was planning to propose to his girlfriend, cheerleader Chrissy Popadics. As Popadics entered the screen, Myers enlightened the audience, "I know you are going to propose to your girlfriend, congratulations." The Fiesta Bowl, now sponsored by Tostitos tortilla chips (a Frito-Lay product), is a United States college football game played annually since 1971. ...


Johnson, who hadn't yet popped the question, got down on one knee and proposed.


He later said "I kid because I care"


NASCAR Coverage

During NASCAR telecasts Myers hosts the pre-race show from the "Hollywood Hotel", a mobile pit studio that travels to every NASCAR event covered by FOX Sports. Meyrs also reports from the "Hollywood Hotel" during the race with Jeff Hammond along side to provide analysis. The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... For Fox Sports in Australia see Fox Sports (Australia). ... Jeff Hammond(born on September 9, 1956), is a NASCAR personality. ...


Myers has won over Nascar fans and has helped deliver the sport in a mainstream professional manner.His sense of humor has helped the prerace show receive two Emmy nominations. Myers on field interviews for FOX consistently give viewers a true feel for what the athlete and coach are thinking.


Experience

With more than 20 years of broadcasting experience, Myers has covered virtually every major sports event including the Super Bowl, the World Series, the Daytona 500, and the Olympic Games. And has interviewed personialities such as Ali and Tyson, Tom Brady, Kobe Bryant, Derek Jeter, just to name a few. The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ... The Daytona 500 is a 200-lap, 500 mile (805 km) NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race held annually at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. ... The five Olympic rings were designed in 1913, adopted in 1914 and debuted at the Games at Antwerp, 1920. ...


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.


Has worked with Charity functions for hospitals such as Ceder-Sinai, American Cancer Society and the Murray Brother's Cadyshack Golf Tournament.


He is also appeared in numerous Films and Sitcoms.


Myers also serves as the play-by-play commentator for Tampa Bay Buccaneers preseason games that air locally on WFLA-TV. City Tampa Bay, Florida Other nicknames The Bucs, Pewter Pirates Team colors Buccaneer Red, Pewter, Black, and Orange Head Coach Jon Gruden Owner Malcolm Glazer General manager Bruce Allen Mascot Captain Fear League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1976) AFC West (1976) National Football Conference... WFLA-TV is the NBC affiliate television station on the west coast of the U.S. state of Florida, serving the Tampa-St. ...


Myers is known for such catch phrases as..."I kid because I care"..."You...you're not good"..."Crazy go nuts"... He is also credited with establishing the concept of "Did You Know" While working for ESPN'S sportscenter. As host of Up Close Myers was the first to conduct a live interview with OJ Simpson after both his criminal trial and civil lawsuit. Chris Myers won a national Emmy award for his work while at ESPN, proving that he was much better when he was younger. Up Close was a sports interview show that aired on ESPN for some 20 years. ...


Personal life

Myers resides in Southern California. For the urban complex straddling the United States-Mexico border, see Bajalta California. ...


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The Tennis Channel::Chris Myers (327 words)
Chris Myers, an Emmy Award-winning sports-broadcasting veteran of more than 20 years, is host of The Tennis Channel’s signature interview series – Center Court with Chris Myers – which debuted in May 2003.
In addition to his new role with The Tennis Channel, Myers serves as the pre- and post-race host of NASCAR coverage on Fox and FX and hosts Fox Sports network’s “The NFL Morning Show.” For the past two years, Myers also has anchored the USA Network studio during its U.S. Open tennis coverage.
Myers, a native of Miami 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 Miami’s WKAT radio, interviewing such sports heavy hitters as Muhammad Ali and Don Shula.
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Chris Myers and Hilary Saunders: Hilary: I started to study dolphins when I was 10, but I swam with them for the first time when I was 5.
Chris Myers and Hilary Saunders: Hilary: In the wild, dolphin siblings may stay with their moms until they have the skills to survive on their own.
Chris Myers and Hilary Saunders: Hilary: Actually, when dinosaurs roamed the earth, there were animals that were similar to dolphins that lived on land and later migrated to the water for various reasons.
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