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Mike Florio (born June 8, 1965) is an American sports writer, radio host, and television commentator. He writes for, which he created and owns.

Mike Florio
Mike Florio 2014.jpg
Florio in 2014
Born (1965-06-08) June 8, 1965 (age 54)[1]
EducationCarnegie Mellon University
West Virginia University
Notable credit(s)
NBC Sports

Florio is also a contributor to NBC's Sunday night NFL studio show Football Night in America and appears in the Sunday Night Football postgame show to break down the NFL's top stories of the day with Bob Costas. Additionally, he appears with Peter King during halftime of NBC's coverage of Notre Dame football to discuss timely NFL topics.[2]


Early lifeEdit

Florio was born and raised in Wheeling, West Virginia. He attended Wheeling Central Catholic High School and graduated in 1983.[3]

He graduated from Carnegie Mellon with two engineering degrees and went on to graduate from West Virginia University's law school in 1991.[4][5]

Sportswriter careerEdit

Florio began his sportswriting for a now-defunct site called in June 2000. The site was then bought out by, where Florio continued to write a rumor and news report. He worked for for 6 months.[3]

On November 1, 2001, Florio created the website and blog, which focuses on the National Football League.[6] Florio, 36 at the time, began as a sideline to practicing labor law in Clarksburg, WV.

On June 14, 2009, it was announced that would become an affiliate of NBC Sports, which would hold exclusive rights to PFT content although Florio would retain ownership in a revenue-sharing deal.[7]

After becoming a partner with NBC, Florio began contributing to NBC Sports' television coverage, including Football Night in America.[8]

Personal lifeEdit

Florio is married and has one child. They live in Bridgeport, West Virginia.[3] Florio previously practiced law for 18 years.[9][10] Florio is a lifelong fan of the Minnesota Vikings.[11]


  1. ^ "Happy birthday, Florio". 8 June 2010.
  2. ^ "MIKE FLORIO". 30 December 2012.
  3. ^ a b c Anderson, Justin. "West Virginia lawyer's NFL blog goes big time".
  4. ^ "Bill Nye says Bill Belichick made no sense". 25 January 2015.
  5. ^ Robinson, Alan. "ProFootballTalk's Florio the ultimate NFL insider".
  6. ^ "About". 20 October 2010.
  7. ^ Farmer, Sam (15 June 2009). " acquired by NBC" – via LA Times.
  8. ^ "NBC Sports Pressbox". NBC Sports Pressbox.
  9. ^ Sandomir, Richard. "Quiet Subdivision Is Home to a Booming N.F.L. Blog".
  10. ^ "Judge Berman takes full control of Brady case".
  11. ^ Sandomir, Richard. "Quiet Subdivision Is Home to a Booming N.F.L. Blog".

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