Norman Chad

  • Birth Name: Norman Chad
  • Birth Place: Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
  • Profession: Sports TV columnist, Poker commentator
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Fast Facts

  • Showcases his sarcastic, self-deprecating wit in the sports-television-themed "Couch Slouch," a nationally syndicated weekly column Chad began at the Washington Post. 
  • Served briefly as a TV-sports humorist for Sports Illustrated and the short-lived National Sports Daily.  
  • Wrote sitcom scripts for ABC's Coach (sold two) and HBO's Arli$$ (three) as well as the 1993 book, Hold On Honey, I'll Take You to the Hospital at Halftime.
  • Debuted as a poker analyst for ESPN with Chris Moneymaker's landmark win in the 2003 World Series of Poker, which helped spark a poker boom on television and the Internet. 
  • Married his third wife, Toni, at the Rio Hotel-Casino in Las Vegas, the day before the Main Event of the 2007 WSOP.
  • Pokes fun at his University of Maryland education while often showing disdain for all things Duke, UM's chief rival.


  • Seymour — Father
  • Jodi — Ex-wife
  • Rhonda — Ex-wife
  • Toni — Wife
  • Perla — Mother


  • University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, United States (BA in American Studies, 1981)

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