Fox Sports has announced that the newest member of its team is the NFL’s former vice president of officiating. Mike Pereira will serve as a multi-platform NFL rules analyst, and will contribute to television and radio broadcasts as well as online.
Pereira, who retired after the 2009 season, will be a part of NFL coverage on Sundays, manning a control room at the Fox Network Center in Los Angeles, where he will have access to all of the NFL games being played. When a rules interpretation or explanation is needed, he will be available to interact with Fox NFL Sunday hosts and NFL on Fox game crews, either on camera or off.
Fans will also be able to ask Pereira questions via live chat on FOXSports.com.
"We feel that we have the strongest lineup of NFL studio analysts, game analysts and Internet coverage and today that lineup gets even stronger with the addition of Mike," said Fox Sports President Eric Shanks. "His tremendous experience and knowledge of the NFL’s rules are second to none and we are thrilled to add him as an incredible resource to our coverage."