Dan Patrick is regarded as one of the most accomplished, popular and versatile commentators in sports media. In addition to his daily studio show and NBC’s Football Night In America, Patrick has handled daytime hosting duties on NBC and NBCSN for the past three Olympics, including the 2014 Sochi Games in February.
Patrick hosts The Dan Patrick Show, a daily, nationally-syndicated radio program that is simulcast as a television program on NBCSN and streamed live via NBC Sports Live Extra, NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for digital, mobile and tablets. In 2013, Patrick was nominated for a Sports Emmy Award for “Outstanding Studio Host” for his work on The Dan Patrick Show and as co-host of NBC’s Football Night in America, the most-watched studio show in sports. Patrick also hosts the Emmy-nominated NFL Turning Point on NBCSN.
In 2012, Patrick won the National Sportscaster of the Year Award and the Network/Syndicated Personality of the Year at the National Association of Broadcasters’ Marconi Radio Awards. In addition to his work with the NBC Sports Group, Patrick is currently a columnist at Sports Illustrated and contributes to SI.com.
Patrick was an anchor on ESPN’s SportsCenter from 1989 to 2006. While at ESPN, he 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.
Patrick received a B.A. in broadcasting from the University of Dayton.