On FX and FOX Sports Networks
Kevin Frazier, co-anchor of the hit television magazine program The Insider and former Super Bowl MVP and Heisman Trophy-winner Marcus Allen have been named FOX College Football’s studio team handling pregame, halftime and postgame coverage.
The duo anchors more than 60 college football games this season, featuring games from the Pac-12, Big 12 and Conference USA airing nationally on FX and FOX Sports Networks. The duo is set to debut on Saturday, Sept. 3 at Noon ET prior to FSN’s coverage of the University of Miami (Ohio) at Missouri. Come December, the Frazier-Allen team also handles on-site pregame, halftime and postgame for FOX Sports’ coverage of the inaugural Pac-12 and Big Ten Conference Football Championship games.
FOX College Football begins each week with Frazier and Allen previewing the day’s top matchups. The halftime and postgame coverage features highlights from all the day’s college football action from across the country and instant analysis from Allen.
“We can’t think of a better combination than Kevin Frazier and Marcus Allen to kick off college football games and carry us through every Saturday on FX and FOX Sports Networks,” said Scott Ackerson, FOX Sports Media Group Executive Vice President and Executive Producer. “The key in hiring both of them is the two have great chemistry and are tremendously knowledgeable and passionate about college football.”
As a senior running back at the University of Southern California, Allen won the 1981 Heisman Trophy, the Maxwell Trophy and received the Walter Camp Foundation and Pop Warner League designation as the Player of the Year. Allen was drafted by the Los Angeles Raiders with the 10th overall pick in the 1982 NFL Draft and went on to become the NFL Rookie of the Year that season. Career highlights for Allen included being named Super Bowl XVIII MVP, the NFL MVP in 1985, and being named to six Pro Bowls. Allen retired from the NFL in 1997 after a 16-year career with the Raiders and Kansas City Chiefs. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2000 and the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2003. Since his retirement, Allen has worked as an analyst for CBS Sports and the NFL Network.
“In college football, every game matters,” said Allen. “It’s unbelievable to see the passion and dedication fans show and I can’t wait to be a part of their Saturday game day experience, giving them insight and analysis they can’t get anywhere else.”
Frazier is no stranger to FOX Sports. He anchored the inaugural episode of FOX SPORTS NEWS in 1996, which later became the NATIONAL SPORTS REPORT. He began working for the FOX Network family at FX in 1995 as the co-host of The FX Sports Show.
“It’s great to be back in the FOX Sports family again, teaming with one of the greatest running backs of all time,” said Frazier. “I’m excited for the season to get started so we can make FOX, FX and FSN the place to be every Saturday for the latest highlights, stories and information from around the college football world.”
Frazier maintains his role as co-anchor of The Insider which he has held since March of this year. Prior to that, Frazier spent seven years as a correspondent for Entertainment Tonight. He also worked at ESPN where he served as host of SportsCenter, NBA Shoot Around and Fastbreak Tuesday.
Previously, Frazier worked at WXIX-TV in Cincinnati as a sports reporter and weekend sports anchor for the station. He also served as a color analyst on the station’s coverage of University of Cincinnati basketball. He worked for three years as a sports reporter and anchor at WBFF-TV in Baltimore and was a sports reporter and photographer for WCBD-TV in Charleston, South Carolina in 1990. Frazier graduated from Morgan State University in Baltimore.
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