Chris Mannix joined the NBC Sports Group in 2012 and serves as host of The Chris Mannix Show on NBC Sports Radio. Chris also serves as a co-host of Voices of the Game, with Newy Scruggs every Wednesday from Noon – 3 p.m. ET. In addition to his role on NBC Sports Radio, Chris is the ringside reporter for Fight Night on NBC and NBC Sports Network.
Mannix is also a reporter for Sports Illustrated. A 2012 National Sportswriter of the Year nominee, Mannix has boxed with Juan Manuel Marquez, played guard in the NBA’s D-League and even tried his hand at bull riding at the Sankey Rodeo School in Martin, Tenn.. The latter assignment left him with a bunch of bruises and a fractured collarbone. “I liked all the first-person experiences, but fighting Juan was my favorite assignment for SI,” said Mannix. “It was a tremendous experience that required brutal training and introduced me to a fear I never knew I had.”
Mannix is Sports Illustrated’s senior boxing writer. He annually hands out SI.com’s boxing awards, writes the magazine and the web site’s “Inside Boxing” column and has written profiles on Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather and Bob Arum, among others. Mannix also covers the NBA for Sports Ilustrated and currently writes the magazine’s weekly notes column. He is also SI’s NBA draft expert. NBA stars he has profiled include: Chris Bosh, Andrei Kirilenko and Russell Westbrook. As a teenager Mannix was a locker room attendant with the Boston Celtics for eight seasons (1995-2003) and covered high school sports for the Boston Globe. “Working for the Celtics was like attending a different fantasy camp every game. I spent pregames D’ing up the likes of Tracy McGrady, Ray Allen and yes, Michael Jordan,” said Mannix. “Last time I went one-on-one with MJ he beat me 48-0. I got one shot off — and it was blocked.”
Mannix has made numerous appearances on The Dan Patrick Show and sports radio shows across the country. Mannix received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Boston College in 2003 and graduated from Boston College High School in 1998 (which makes him a double Eagle).Download Bio