When Fox Sports brought in Chris Broussard as a NBA insider last month, one key question was where they would use him given their lack of NBA rights or news-based studio shows. Broussard has appeared on FS1’s various debate shows, and now he’ll be adding some radio to his portfolio of duties. Fox Sports Radio announced Thursday that Broussard will make regular appearances across their existing shows as a guest and analyst, and also begin hosting one weekend show now and another in 2017. Here’s more from their release:
FOX Sports Radio (FSR) announced today that veteran sports media personality Chris Broussard will join the network as a host, opinionist and NBA analyst. In addition to making frequent appearances across the 24-7 sports radio network as a guest and contributor, Broussard will launch the first of two weekend programs this Saturday, November 12. Co-hosted by FSR personality Brian Noe, the duo will broadcast from 5 to 8 p.m. PT on 200 stations nationwide, in addition to FOX Sports Radio’s channel on iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s industry-leading digital radio platform.
Broussard, who will add a Sunday radio program in 2017, will continue his role as FS1’s new NBA analyst, providing insights for FS1’s studio shows, including Skip And Shannon: Undisputed, The Herd with Colin Cowherd and Speak For Yourself.
“I want to thank FOX Sports Radio and FS1 for providing me with the platform to share my sports views and opinions, which have been developed over my 20 years of covering professional sports, particularly the NBA,” stated Broussard. “I can’t wait to hit the airwaves in my new role with Brian Noe. Together, we’ll bring listeners a show that is smart, entertaining and insightful.”
“Having worked with Chris for many years, he is a total pro who brings unmatched perspective to the airwaves,” shared Scott Shapiro, FOX Sports Radio Vice President of Sports Programming. “Whether he’s sharing his expertise on the NBA or opining on the topics of the day, Chris is going to shine in his role with FOX Sports Radio, while making our growing network that much stronger.”
It will be interesting to see how Broussard does on the radio side. He’s an experienced radio guest, but hosting will be a bit of a new step. Most of his previous work with ESPN and ABC was on TV, and most of it was as a reporter (albeit an oft–criticized one) rather than a host or pundit (and some of his forays into the latter territory were problematic). The vast majority of his experience is on the NBA, too, so it will be worth keeping an eye on how he adapts to a more general sports show. It’s also notable that Fox appears to be developing more synergy between FS1 and Fox Sports Radio, especially on the weekends; other Saturday hosts who also appear on FS1’s weekday programming include Jason McIntyre and Joy Taylor. We’ll see how Broussard does here and how he pairs with Noe, but this is certainly one way for Fox to get some value from a NBA insider despite their lack of NBA programming.