Host of NBC’s Football Night in America and The Dan Patrick Show, Patrick is regarded as one of the most accomplished, popular and versatile commentators in sports media. In addition to his daily studio show and Football Night, Patrick has handled daytime hosting duties on NBC and NBCSN for the past three Olympic Games (London 2012, Sochi, 2014, and Rio 2016). At Super Bowls XLIII, XLVI, and XLIX, Patrick hosted NBC Sports’ pre-game coverage and the Lombardi Trophy post-game presentation.
Since 2008, Patrick has been a fixture on Football Night in America alongside former Super Bowl-winning head coach Tony Dungy and two-time Super Bowl winner Rodney Harrison. His efforts on FNIA and The Dan Patrick Show, a daily, nationally-syndicated radio program that is simulcast as a television program on NBCSN and streamed live across NBC Sports Digital, earned him the National Sportscaster of the Year Award by the National Sports Media Association and Network/Syndicated Personality of the Year honors at the National Association of Broadcasters Macroni Radio Awards in 2012. In total, Patrick has been nominated three times by the NAB Macroni Radio Awards and seven times by the Sports Emmy Awards, most recently in 2017 for “Outstanding Sports Personality – Studio Host”.
Aside from his main responsibilities, Patrick also hosts Sports Jeopardy! on NBCSN — distributed by Crackle — while also serving as a senior writer for Sports Illustrated.
Prior to joining NBC, Patrick anchored SportsCenter from 1989 until 2006. While at ESPN, he reported from major events including the Super Bowl, World Series, NBA Finals and the Final Four. He hosted The Dan Patrick Show on ESPN Radio from 1999-2007, and penned a popular column titled Outtakes for ESPN The Magazine for eight years. In 1999, Patrick was named the National Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association, making him just the second cable commentator to receive the honor. A year earlier, Patrick received a Sports Emmy Award for “Outstanding Sports Personality – Studio Host”. Before joining ESPN in 1989, Patrick served as a sports anchor and reporter for CNN.
Patrick received a B.A. in broadcasting from the University of Dayton.