Co-Host, Super Bowl XLVI
Dan Patrick, regarded as one of the most accomplished, popular and versatile commentators in sports media today, will serve as co-host for NBC Sports' coverage of Super Bowl XLVI.
Patrick co-hosts NBC's Football Night in America NFL studio show, along with host Bob Costas, analysts Tony Dungy and Rodney Harrison, and reporters Peter King and Mike Florio. Football Night is the most-watched NFL studio show on television, drawing a record 8.9 million viewers in 2011. Super Bowl XLVI will be Patrick's second for NBC.
"Patrick is a superb anchor with a keen sense of sports and pop culture," writes the Baltimore Sun. Since joining Football Night in 2008, Patrick has also hosted or worked on numerous other events for NBC Sports, including the Stanley Cup Final, the PLAYERS Championship, and the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics.
In addition to his work for NBC Sports, Patrick is currently a columnist at Sports Illustrated and contributes to SI.com. He also hosts the critically-acclaimed nationally syndicated radio program, The Dan Patrick Show, which is simulcast as a television program distributed nationally through DirecTV Sports Networks.
Patrick was an anchor on ESPN's SportsCenter from 1989 to 2006. While at ESPN, he also reported from major events including the Super Bowl, World Series, NBA Finals and Final Four. He hosted The Dan Patrick Show on ESPN Radio from 1999 to August of 2007 and wrote for ESPN The Magazine's most popular page that featured interviews with athletes. In 2000, Patrick released a book entitled "Outtakes," based on the magazine column. Prior to working with ESPN, Patrick was a sports anchor and reporter for CNN from 1983 to 1989.
In 1998, he received a Sports Emmy Award in the Studio Host category. In 2000, Patrick was named the National Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association, making him just the second cable commentator to receive the honor. He received a CableACE Award in 1997 for his work on SportsCenter. In 2011, Patrick was once again nominated for a Sports Emmy for Outstanding Sports Personality – Studio Host – for his work with Football Night and DirecTV.
Patrick received a B.A. in broadcasting from the University of Dayton.