Curt Menefee (born July 22, 1965) is an American sportscaster who is currently the play-by-play commentator for Seahawks preseason football and the host of the Fox network's NFL show Fox NFL Sunday. His co-hosts are Jimmy Johnson, Terry Bradshaw, Howie Long, and Michael Strahan.
Early life and careerEdit
Menefee attended Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa (class of 1987). 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. Menefee resides in Los Angeles, California.
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 began calling NFL games on Fox in the late 1990s. He also hosted a radio show on the popular Dallas, Texas sports radio station KTCK ("The Ticket"). 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. Menefee has provided play-by-play for Fox's NFL Europe and Fox NFL coverage in the spring and summer months.
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.
Menefee also provided ringside commentary for Top Rank's coverage of the Pacquiao-Hatton fight. He was also the play-by-play announcer for ShoBox: The New Generation. On January 7, 2012, Menefee announced he was leaving ShoBox.
Mixed Martial ArtsEdit
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