Studio Host

Ahmed Fareed makes his Olympics debut as a studio host on USA Network during the 2016 Rio Olympics. Fareed currently serves as co-anchor of Comcast SportsNet Bay Area’s signature show SportsNet Central, alongside Dave Feldman.

Before joining Comcast SportsNet in January 2013, Fareed was a host and reporter at the MLB Network (2011-2012), appearing in studio programming, including MLB Tonight, Hot Stove, Quick Pitch and 30 Clubs in 30 Days.

Prior to joining the MLB Network, Fareed spent five years as an anchor and reporter in Norfolk, Va., for WAVY-TV (NBC)/WVBT-TV (FOX; 2005-2010), where he covered the Washington Redskins, the Orioles Triple-A affiliate the Norfolk Tides, and Virginia Tech and University of Virginia football. Before working in Norfolk, he was a weekend sports anchor at WILX-TV (NBC; 2004-2005) and WSYM-TV (FOX; 2003-2004) in Lansing, Mich. He began his career as a sports photographer at WXMI-TV (FOX; 2002-2003) in Grand Rapids, Mich.

Fareed, a native of Sparta, Mich., is a 2002 graduate of Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, where he majored in broadcast journalism. Fareed and his wife, Cathleen, reside in San Francisco.