Pat O'Brien

  • Birth Place: Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States
  • Profession: TV host, Sportscaster

Fast Facts

  • Once considered running for governor of South Dakota.
  • Began his career as a production assistant on The Huntley-Brinkley Report.
  • Has written for TV Guide, Inside Sports, the New York Daily News and Gear.
  • Worked for CBS Sports from 1981 until 1997.
  • Has covered the Olympic Games for CBS and NBC.
  • Cohosted Access Hollywood from 1997 to 2004 and The Insider from 2004 to 2008.
  • Was admitted into a rehab facility for alcoholism in 2005.
  • Cohosts The Loose Cannons, a talk show on Fox Sports Radio.


  • Betsy Stevens — Ex-fiancée
  • Linda O'Brien — Ex-wife
  • Sean O'Brien — Son


  • University of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakota, United States (1970); attended Johns Hopkins University, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Washington, District of Columbia, United States