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 titled THE HERD airs simultaneously on FS1 and the FOX Sports Radio Network on weekdays from 12:00 to 3:00 PM ET. In addition to being available on www.FOXSportsRadio.com and www.FOXSports.com, the program has a dedicated iHeartRadio channel, THE HERD, which is available live and throughout the day. Adding to his simulcast duties, 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.
Prior to joining FOX and Premiere, Cowherd was host of ESPN Radio’s The Herd with Colin Cowherd, airing nationally on weekdays and simulcast on ESPNU. He 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 just the West Coast.
Prior to ESPN Radio, Cowherd hosted a popular three-hour morning drive program, The Herd at KFXX 910-AM in Portland, Ore. 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.
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, was released in May 2016 and features an insider’s look into every aspect of sports, including behind-the-scenes scandals, inter-team rivalries, and players’ lives on and off the field.
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. Fans can follow Cowherd on Twitter @ColinCowherd and Facebook.
- Jan 6th, 1964Born
- 2004Joined ESPN Radio
- November, 2013You HERD Me! book released
- August, 2015Blunt N’ Bitter microbrew
- September, 2015FOX Sports & Premiere Networks