Colin Cowherd Wiki – Colin Cowherd Biography
Colin Cowherd born Colin Murray Cowherd is an American sports media personality. He began his broadcasting career as sports director of Las Vegas television station KVBC and as a sports anchor on several other stations before joining ESPN in 2003, where he hosted a radio show on the ESPN Radio network and also became one of the original hosts of ESPN’s television program SportsNation, as well as Colin’s New Football Show. He is the host of The Herd with Colin Cowherd on Fox Sports Radio and Fox Sports 1. He was also a host of Speak For Yourself on FS1.
After making a controversial statement about Dominican Republic baseball players, it was announced in July 2015 that he would leave ESPN following the end of his contract with them. In August 2015, it was announced that he would join Fox Sports beginning in September—a deal that includes his radio show moving to Fox Sports Radio and Fox Sports 1.
He started his professional career as the play-by-play voice for the San Diego Padres Triple-A affiliate Las Vegas Stars. Later, he became a sports director at KVBC in Las Vegas, where he was named Nevada’s Sportscaster of the Year five times. He worked as a weekend sports anchor at WTVT in Tampa, Florida. In 1996, he moved to Portland, Oregon where he worked as a sports anchorman for KGW-TV. In 2001, The Herd moved from an afternoon time slot on all-sports radio KFXX to the morning drive time.
His career on ESPN kicked off in 2003 when he was chosen to replace Tony Kornheiser for the late-morning time slot (10 AM – 1 PM ET) on ESPN Radio. His show, The Herd with Colin Cowherd, is a syndicated talk radio show broadcast on Fox Sports Radio. From 2004 to 2015, it was transmitted to ESPN Radio affiliates throughout the United States and online at ESPNRadio.com. In 2008, the Herd added a simulcast on ESPNU. The show features commentary on sports news, perspective on other news stories, and interviews with popular analysts and sports figures. Although a sports broadcast, he often reflects on personal life and business as it relates to the sports world. Demographics and regional preferences are frequent topics of his program. The majority of his conversations primarily center around the National Football League (NFL), college football, and the National Basketball Association (NBA).
In November 2005, ESPN apologized following a number of complaints about comments made by him on the death of professional wrestler Eddie Guerrero on the November 13, 2005 edition of The Herd. He had reportedly commented “who cares that he died” and described his death as “not newsworthy” before speculating on the cause of death. He was later reprimanded by ESPN Radio general manager Bruce Gilbert over his remarks.He again drew criticism in April 2014 with remarks on the death of The Ultimate Warrior. In March 2018, Cowherd – who had previously referred to professional wrestling fans as “lonely, pathetic Booger Eaters” – attended the taping of an episode of WWE SmackDown.
On the April 5, 2007, edition of The Herd, he led his listeners to “blow up” the sports blog The Big Lead by concurrently visiting its home page. The site was unable to handle the influx in traffic, and the site was disconnected for approximately 96 hours. ESPN’s new Ombudsman, LeAnne Schreiber, wrote an article sharing her negative opinion of his actions. Schreiber contacted Traug Keller, a Senior Vice President at ESPN Radio, and Keller indicated that Cowherd would face no disciplinary action for the stunt, because there had been no policy against such a tactic at the time. To prevent this from happening again, Keller instituted a zero tolerance policy of such activities in the future.
He was also criticized for comments he made concerning circumstances around Sean Taylor’s death. On November 28, 2007, one day after the deceased home invasion murder, Cowherd claimed that Taylor’s past had brought this on him and that Redskins fans who mourned him were not “grown-ups”. He stated about Taylor’s turnaround: “Well yeah, just because you clean the rug doesn’t mean you got everything out. Sometimes you’ve got stains, stuff so deep it never ever leaves.” Taylor’s death was later found to be the result of a botched robbery and the robbers hadn’t known Taylor was home when they entered.
He, Michelle Beadle, and later Charissa Thompson co-hosted the TV show SportsNation on ESPN2 from 2009 to 2012; the show debuted on July 6, 2009. SportsNation was designed to take “the pulse” of the nation. He announced in September 2012 that he would be leaving the program; his last month as the host was December 2012. In 2013, he became the host of ESPN Sunday morning pro and college football talk show Colin’s New Football Show.
He published his first book titled, You Herd Me! I’ll Say It If Nobody Else Will in 2013. He said on his radio show that he had been writing the book on-and-off for a few years. In 2015, he released his second book, Raw: My 100%, Grade-A, Unfiltered, Inside Look at Sports.
On July 1, 2015, it was announced that he would leave ESPN. Network president John Skipper stated that Cowherd’s presence had been “mutually beneficial”, going on to say that “he came to national prominence on ESPN with his unique perspective on sports and society. Endings also bring new beginnings, for ESPN and Colin, and we thank him and wish him the best.” Although his contract was originally scheduled to end on July 31, 2015, he left earlier following controversial remarks he made regarding Dominican baseball players during the previous day’s edition of The Herd.
On August 12, 2015, it was officially announced that he would join Fox Sports with a four-year deal. The Herd moved to Premiere Networks and Fox Sports Radio on September 8, 2015, and its TV simulcast moved to Fox Sports 1. Kristine Leahy was the co-host and newswoman. Joy Taylor replaced Leahy in 2018. He also serves as a contributor to Fox NFL Kickoff. He previously was the co-host on the daily sports talk show Speak for Yourself with Cowherd & Whitlock on Fox Sports 1 with Jason Whitlock.
Some of the prestigious awards he has achieved in his career include, Sports Illustrated’s 2005 Radio Personality of the year,
Nevada’s Sportscaster of the Year five times, as voted by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association and he was Rated by PunditTracker as the Best Pundit of 2012 for his sports predictions.
Colin Cowherd Age
He was born on January 6, 1964, in Aberdeen, Washington, United States. He grew up in Grayland, Washington, a small fishing village about 130 miles away from Seattle.
Colin Cowherd Wife
His current wife is Ann Cowherd whom he married on June 20, 2010. Kim is a spin and yoga instructor. She is also a basketball and triathlon coach.
He was previously married to the Caucasian fitness enthusiast, Kimberly Ann Vandala. Colin and his ex-wife, Kimberly, got married in 1996 and divorced in 2007. When they were married, they had two children, a son and a daughter named Liv Cowherd.
Colin Cowherd Children
He has two children. A son and a daughter named Liv Cowherd born on September 12, 2000.
Colin Cowherd Family
His father, Charles, was an optometrist and his mother was Patricia. He has an older sister named Marlene. His parents divorced while he was young, due to his father’s alcoholism, and he and his sister were raised mainly by their mother.
Colin Cowherd Dominican Republic Baseball Remarks
On July 23, 2015, he made remarks connecting the number of baseball players from the Dominican Republic to the game’s alleged simplicity. The observation that the Dominican Republic “has not been known in my lifetime as having world-class academic abilities”, because “a lot of those kids come from rough backgrounds and have not had opportunities academically that other kids from other countries have.”
The remarks angered some Dominican players, like José Bautista, and of the MLB Players Association; later that day, USA Today reported that the MLBPA was considering the possibility of “withholding cooperation” with ESPN and Fox over their lack of reaction to the remarks. MLB also condemned him for making remarks they felt were “inappropriate, offensive and completely inconsistent with the values of our game.”
The next day, ESPN announced that it would immediately sever ties with him in response to the remarks. During the last episode of The Herd, Cowherd presented statistics from several studies regarding the current state of education in the Dominican Republic. He went on to say that “I could’ve said a third of baseball’s talent is being furnished from countries with economic hardships, therefore educational hurdles. For the record, I used the Dominican Republic because they’ve furnished baseball with so many great players.” Cowherd apologized, though the apology was not well received.
Colin Cowherd Height
He stands at a height of 1.87 meters tall.
Colin Cowherd Instagram
Colin Cowherd’s Instagram account is @colincowherd. His Instagram bio reads, “Founder of @thevolumesports 🎙, @theherd 9-12 on @fs1 & Fox Sports Radio. NYT Best Seller & Sundays on FOX NFL Kickoff.”