Who is Rich Eisen? Sports broadcaster and daytime TV host

Rich Eisen has become one of the more recognizable voices when it comes to NFL coverage. As he continues to become a more prominent voice not just in the NFL but also to wider audiences, let’s look back at Eisen’s history as a sports broadcaster and his overall net worth.

Rich Eisen spent eight years at ESPN

After working as a staff writer, a sports anchor, and a reporter across multiple publications and stations, Eisen joined ESPN in 1996. He worked as the host of Major League Baseball on ESPN Radio and was a guest host for The Tony Kornheiser Show and The Dan Patrick Show.

Eisen has worked for NFL Network since 2003

Notably, Eisen became the first on-air-talent hire by NFL Network when it began in 2003. He immediately became viewed as the face of the network, hosting NFL Total Access for an eight-year period. In 2010, he became the host of NFL GameDay Morning while also remaining the host of Total Access and GameDay Highlights.

Eisen has presented a number of shows during his time at the NFL Network. He hosts NFL Network’s Thursday Night Football pregame, halftime, and postgame shows, and is a prominent part of their NFL Draft, Combine, and Super Bowl coverage.

The Rich Eisen Show

Eisen also began a new podcast called the “The Rich Eisen Podcast” in 2010. The podcast combined discussions around football with pop culture and interviews with celebrities and people of note. It was such a success that it has been developed into a show that airs daily on Peacock and Sirius XM Radio between 12 noon and 3 PM ET from Monday to Friday.

Run Rich Run

During the 2005 NFL Scouting Combine, Eisen was challenged to run the 40-yard dash by Terrell Davis. Eisen completed the 40-yard dash in 6.77 seconds while wearing a suit. Eisen running the 40-yard dash has become a regular part of the NFL’s Combine coverage.

The annual event raises money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. In 2021, with the NFL Combine canceled, Eisen held the event in SoFi Stadium. A slew of NFL greats joined him, and together they raised $1.7 million for St. Jude.

Olympics coverage in 2021

Eisen will join the NBC team covering the 2021 Olympics in Tokyo. Eisen will host the “Tokyo Gold” show on Peacock from 11 AM until 7 PM ET. This is the first time that Eisen has been involved in covering the Olympics in his career.

This is a continuation of an increasing number of endeavors outside of football that Eisen has. He hosted a reality TV competition in 2012 called “The Great Escape,” which was canceled after just nine episodes. Between 2015 and 2017, Eisen made several appearances as himself in the sitcom “The Odd Couple.” He has also made several appearances on the Comedy Central panel show “@midnight with Chris Hardwick.”

Rich Eisen’s net worth

Before attending the University of Michigan and then Northwestern University, Eisen grew up in Brooklyn, New York. He and his wife Suzy Shuster live together in Beverly Hills with their three children. As of 2021, Eisen is reported to be worth around $30 million, and his salary from NFL Network is $5 million.

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Ben Rolfe is a content director at Pro Football Network and is also a member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association (FSWA). You can find him on Twitter @BenRolfePFN.

Ben Rolfe is a Senior Managing Editor and the Fantasy Football Director at Pro Football Network. He is also a member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association (FSWA). You can find him on Twitter @BenRolfePFN


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