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Amid College Sports Cash Grab, Big 12 Hires WME Sports and IMG to Lead Media Strategy

The Big 12 college athletics conference is aiming to carve out a larger piece of the increasingly lucrative market for collegiate sports. With the Big Ten just signing an $8 billion deal with NBC, CBS, and Fox, and the SEC inking a $3 billion deal with Disney in 2020, the Big 12 is hoping to […]

Ex-Fox Sports Workers Sue Network for Age Discrimination

Nine former Fox Sports workers say they were “ghosted” for over a year without ever being told if they were still employed after the network told them not to come to work due to office closures forced by the COVID-19 pandemic. The ex-workers are suing Fox Sports for age discrimination, alleging that the network used […]

Amazon Taps Charissa Thompson as ‘Thursday Night Football’ Studio Host

Amazon’s Thursday Night Football team continues to take shape. On Tuesday, the tech giant announced that Charissa Thompson, a veteran of ESPN and Extra, will be the main wraparound studio host for its primetime NFL telecasts. Thompson will lead Amazon’s TNF pregame, halftime and postgame coverage, joining analysts Richard Sherman, Ryan Fitzpatrick and Tony Gonzalez. […]

Former NASCAR Driver Clint Bowyer Involved in Fatal Crash

Former NASCAR driver and Fox Sports analyst Clint Bowyer struck and killed a pedestrian on a highway in southwest Missouri earlier this month, police said. The crash occurred June 5 on an exit ramp off of U.S. 54 near Osage Beach, Missouri, according to a crash report from Lake Ozark police. Bowyer, a native of […]

First-Time Writer Assembles a Who’s Who of Artists for Graphic Novel ‘The Golem of Venice Beach’ (Exclusive)

Venice Beach is getting its time the sun in a graphic novel that has been years in the making. And it’s a graphic novel that has lined up a who’s who of artists, ranging from Michael Allred and Paul Pope to Jae Lee and Bill Sienkiewicz, as well as Stephen R. Bissette, the artist of […]

Tom Brady to Join Fox Sports as Lead NFL Analyst Once Playing Career Ends

In a stunning and unexpected move, star Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady has agreed to join Fox Sports as its lead NFL analyst, Fox CEO Lachlan Murdoch said on the company’s quarterly earnings call Tuesday. Brady will join Fox Sports when he decides to retire from the NFL. In his new role, Brady will […]

ESPN Poaches Joe Buck and Troy Aikman From Fox Sports in Sports Media Stunner

In a landscape-shaking deal in the sports media world, Joe Buck and Troy Aikman will depart Fox Sports for new roles at ESPN in a deal estimated to be worth $30 million annually for the duo. The play-by-play broadcaster and NFL analyst have signed a multiyear deal with the Disney-owned sports giant, where they will […]

Fox CEO Says Company Still Needs Scripted and Unscripted Entertainment Amid “Tough” Streaming Shift

Fox Corp. CEO Lachlan Murdoch says that his company remains committed to entertainment even as it has pivoted its focus to news and sports, telling a Morgan Stanley conference that scripted dramas and reality shows are “important to bind the ecosystem” it has created. At the same time, Murdoch argued that Fox News, with its […]

Fox Nation Bets on Daytona 500 for Subscriber Push

Fox Nation, the streaming service owned by Fox News, is betting on NASCAR to boost its streaming fortunes (and its subscriber base). The streaming service is sponsoring the car of Spire Motorsports and its Number 77 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, which will feature a Fox Nation graphics package as it circles the track at Daytona International […]

Stephen Hayes Joins NBC News as Analyst

Longtime Fox News commentator Stephen Hayes is joining NBC News as a contributor and political analyst. Hayes, CEO and editor of The Dispatch, will make his first appearance at NBC on Meet the Press with Chuck Todd on Jan. 30. Hayes and Jonah Goldberg resigned from Fox News in Nov. 2021 in the wake of […]

NBC and Fox to Simulcast U.S. Football League Inaugural Game

For the first time since Super Bowl I in 1967, two broadcast networks will simulcast a professional football game. On Saturday April 16, NBC and Fox will both air the inaugural game from the new United States Football League, a new spring league launched and controlled by Fox Sports. The game, which will originate from […]

Fox News Taps Brian Kilmeade, Lawrence Jones for New Weekend Shows

Fox News has found its weekend replacements for Jesse Watters and Jeanine Pirro. The channel has tapped Fox & Friends co-host Brian Kilmeade and Fox & Friends enterprise reporter Lawrence Jones to host new weekend primetime shows for the channel. Jones and Kilmeade will also continue in their roles on the weekday morning show. Kilmeade […]