Rich Eisen Celebrity Watchlist

Fast Facts

  • While attending University of Michigan, served as co-sports editor of the school newspaper, the Michigan Daily.
  • Before joining ESPN, worked as a staff writer for the Staten Island Advance and later the Chicago Tribune; sports anchor and reporter for KRCR-TV in Redding, CA,  from 1994 to '96.
  • Was a production assistant for the CBS Evening News with Dan Rather and Connie Chung in 1994.
  • Joined ESPN as a SportsCenter anchor and reporter in 1996; while moderating on a bevy of ESPN programs including Baseball Tonight, Baseball 2Day, RPM Tonight; also hosted the reality series, Beg, Borrow & Deal and was a frequent guest on various ESPN Radio programs.
  • Earliest on-air talent to commit to the NFL Network during its inception in 2003; hosts the station's flagship program NFL Total Access.
  • Authored the book Total Access: The Journey to the Center of the NFL Universe documenting the entire NFL season from start to finish.


  • Suzy Shuster — Wife
  • Alexander Eisen — Son


  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (BA in Communications, 1990); Northwestern University, Medill School of Journalism, Evanston, IL (MS in Journalism, 1994)


  • Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY
  • Birthday: June 24, 1969, Cancer
  • Profession: Sports anchor
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