PLAYER NEWS 2013
Roddick Lands Gig As Fox Sports Co-Host
by ATP Staff|
Andy Roddick will be back under the lights this summer - not on the courts, but as a co-host of for Fox Sports Live.
Between 11 p.m. and 2 a.m. ET, Monday through Friday, the 30-year-old American will provide commentary and interview newsmakers for the flagship news, opinion and highlights programme for the network FOX Sports 1.
“I was a tennis player for a long time, but I’ve been a sports fan a lot longer than that, and I am beyond excited to be joining Fox Sports Live, being a part of television’s newest national sports network, FOX Sports 1,” said Roddick. “It has always been a dream of mine to pursue an opportunity like this after my playing career... I can’t wait to get started.”
Roddick has on-air experience, co-hosting a nationally syndicated Fox Sports Radio show with friend Bobby Bones even before he retired from professional tennis at last year’s US Open.
“It is very rare that you find an exceptional athlete who can step off the field or in this case the court, who has the potential to be as equally talented in an on-air role,” said Fox Sports Executive Vice President Scott Ackerson. “Andy is not only an expert tennis analyst, but his knowledge, candor and opinions on all sports are equally as impressive, and that makes him a unique fit for what we have in mind for Fox Sports Live.”
FOX Sports 1 will launch 17 August.