Cris Carter Joins ESPN
February 26, 2008 at 3:11 PM (PT)
Former star NFL receiver CRIS CARTER is joining ESPN as an NFL studio analyst, including appearances on ESPN RADIO. CARTER, the former EAGLES, VIKINGS, and (briefly) DOLPHINS wide receiver, will join ESPN on APRIL 1st and will appear on the network's "NFL LIVE," "SPORTSCENTER," and ESPNEWS on TV. He has been appearing on the long-running and recently canceled "INSIDE THE NFL" on HBO.
"CRIS is a Hall of Fame caliber player and a tremendous analyst, and we are thrilled to welcome him to ESPN where he will give fans a true insider’s perspective on the NFL year-round across our various platforms," said EVP. Production NORBY WILLIAMSON.
CARTER added, "I am very excited to be joining ESPN and their talented group of NFL analysts. I have always felt connected to ESPN since they gave me an opportunity to do some television work during my playing career, and even while working at HBO, I have always admired and respected how they do things. I look forward to getting started in APRIL."
As CARTER enters, SEAN SALISBURY is exiting the network. The former NFL player briefly co-hosted a local show with STEVE ROSENBLOOM on ESPN O&O WMVP-A (ESPN 1000)/CHICAGO and appeared on ESPN RADIO shows as a guest and as a fill-in host.
“I want to thank ESPN for 12 great years of talking football on TV and the radio," SALISBURY said. "I have grown as much as I can at ESPN and decided to expand my horizons. I have created a brand and it’s time to expand into other opportunities in TV, radio, Internet, publishing, movies and public speaking, among others. My resume speaks for itself as a football analyst, and I believe I can talk all sports with the best of them.”