Curt Menefee

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Curt Menefee
Curt Menefee at Bagram Airfield 2009-11-07.jpg
Menefee at Bagram Airfield in November 2009.
Born
Alma materCoe College (BA)
OccupationSportscaster
Known forHost of Fox NFL Sunday

Curt Menefee (born July 22, 1965) is an American sportscaster who is currently the play-by-play commentator for Seattle Seahawks preseason football,[1][2] play-by-play commentator of the 2020 XFL on FOX,[3][4] and the host of the Fox Network's NFL show Fox NFL Sunday. His co-host is Terry Bradshaw, with analysts Jimmy Johnson, Howie Long, Tony Gonzalez, and Michael Strahan.[5][6]

Early life and education[edit]

Menefee was born and raised in Atlanta.[7][8]

Menefee earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.[6] At Coe, he was a member of the Sigma Nu fraternity and inducted into the Sigma Nu Hall of Fame in 2016. He gave the commencement speech at Coe College in 2010 and was awarded an honorary doctorate in Journalism.

Career[edit]

Prior to joining Fox Sports full-time, he was a sports reporter for MSG Network's SportsDesk show. Prior to that, he was the sports anchor for WNYW, New York City's Fox flagship station. He also appeared on-air on WTLV in Jacksonville, Florida. He also hosted a radio show on the popular Dallas, Texas sports radio station KTCK ("1310 The Ticket"). He worked at WISC-TV (CBS) in Madison, Wisconsin as a sports anchor and reporter. He was also the sports anchor for Dallas-Fort Worth's then-independent station and now CBS affiliate KTVT where he refused to wear socks during the newscast.[9]

Fox Sports[edit]

He began his career at FOX Sports in 1997 as a sideline reporter, then moved to play-by-play for Fox's NFL Europe and Fox NFL coverage on FOX Sports and FSN.

In 2007, Menefee became the host of FOX NFL Sunday.[6]

On May 24, 2008, Menefee made an appearance on MLB on Fox. He held play-by-play duties alongside José Mota during a game between the Los Angeles Angels and the Chicago White Sox.

On May 22, 2010, Menefee hosted Fox's coverage of the 2010 UEFA Champions League Final between FC Internazionale Milano and FC Bayern Munich in the first broadcast of that tournament's final on over-the-air broadcast television in the United States.[10]

On November 12, 2011, Menefee became the host of the UFC on Fox with Randy Couture and Jon Jones.[6] He continued to serve as host until ESPN took the rights to broadcast UFC.[11]

In 2015, he hosted the inaugural coverage of FOX Sports coverage of the U.S. Open Championship in 2015.[6]

On February 8, 2020, Menefee hosted an XFL game between the LA Wildcats and the Houston Roughnecks.

NFL Preseason Football[edit]

Menefee called the NFL preseason for the Jaguars TV network from 2005 to 2007. He currently does play-by-play for Seattle Seahawks preseason games with Brock Huard doing color commentary on KCPQ and KZJO (replay).[12][13][14][1][2]

Boxing[edit]

Menefee also provided ringside commentary for Top Rank's coverage of the Pacquiao-Hatton fight. He was also the play-by-play announcer for Showtime Championship Boxing.[15] On January 7, 2012, Menefee announced he was leaving ShoBox.[16]

Personal life[edit]

Menefee resides in Los Angeles, California.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Brock Huard joins Menefee for Seahawks preseason telecasts on Q13 FOX". Q13 FOX News. July 25, 2013. Retrieved February 10, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "How To Watch, Listen To & Follow The Seahawks vs Raiders". www.seahawks.com. Retrieved February 10, 2020.
  3. ^ "Around the XFL: Around the XFL: Catching the football bug again". www.xfl.com. Retrieved February 10, 2020.
  4. ^ "FOX Sports Announces 2020 XFL Broadcast Schedule". Fox Sports PressPass. October 22, 2019. Retrieved February 10, 2020.
  5. ^ "FOX NFL SUNDAY". Fox Sports PressPass. Retrieved February 10, 2020.
  6. ^ a b c d e "Curt Menefee". Fox Sports PressPass. Retrieved February 10, 2020.
  7. ^ "Fox Sports' Curt Menefee: From a small school to a huge job; from Coe College to the Sunday NFL studio". Sports Broadcast Journal. February 12, 2020. Retrieved April 26, 2020.
  8. ^ D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "Fox Sports' Menefee shares his favorite Super Bowl memory". ajc. Retrieved April 26, 2020.
  9. ^ HighBeam[dead link]
  10. ^ "Fox Acquires Bruce Arena and Curt Menefee For Champions League Final | Independent voice for EPL soccer fans since 2005 – EPL Talk | Page 18941". Epltalk.com. April 30, 2010. Retrieved November 8, 2012.
  11. ^ "UFC, ESPN agree to 5-year, $1.5B rights deal". ESPN.com. May 23, 2018. Retrieved February 10, 2020.
  12. ^ Communications, Seahawks. "Seahawks at Chiefs Notes". Seahawks.com. Archived from the original on June 12, 2011. Retrieved May 17, 2011.
  13. ^ Communications, Seahawks. "Seahawks vs. Broncos Notes". Seahawks.com. Archived from the original on June 12, 2011. Retrieved May 17, 2011.
  14. ^ Farnsworth, Clare. "An evaluation situation". Seahawks.com. Archived from the original on June 12, 2011. Retrieved May 17, 2011.
  15. ^ "It's Showtime for Curt Menefee - ESPN". Espn.go.com. Retrieved May 17, 2011.
  16. ^ "Boxing Buzz". Fightnews.com. January 7, 2012. Archived from the original on April 16, 2012. Retrieved November 8, 2012.