Longhorn Network has hired former ESPN host Alex Loeb to join the Austin-based studio team of Lowell Galindo and reporter Jane Slater beginning August 31.
Loeb joins the network after spending the past two years hosting a daytime sports show on The Horn 104.9 in Austin, Texas. Before that, Loeb spent four years as a commentator at ESPN, working on numerous shows and platforms. He brings an in-depth of knowledge of Texas sports and television experience.
“Alex has established credibility with the Texas fanbase and terrific skills as an in-depth interviewer,” said Tom McCollum, LHN coordinating producer. “He fits a unique skill set required to serve Longhorn Network viewers.”
Among his responsibilities at LHN, Loeb will host Longhorn Extra: Upon Further Review, the network’s Monday evening football show that provides a comprehensive breakdown of the previous Saturday’s game. The show teams Loeb with analysts Dan Neil and Ahmad Brooks.
Loeb will also handle play-by-play for many of LHN’s 175 live events, a role he is familiar with after contributing to LHN softball games for the network in the past.
About Longhorn Network
ESPN has a 20-year agreement to own and operate a year-round, 24-hour network dedicated to Texas athletics in partnership with UT and IMG College. Longhorn Network (LHN) offers a variety of content, highlighted by more than 175 exclusive events annually from 20 sports, original series and studio shows, historical programming and academic and cultural happenings. The network is also available to subscribers via WatchESPN on smartphones, tablets, computers, Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.