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Collinsworth Tapped as NBC’s ‘Sunday Night Football’ Co-host

Jul 13, 2005  •  Post A Comment

Cris Collinsworth signed a six-year deal to return to NBC Sports as studio analyst and co-host of NBC’s new “Sunday Night Football,” the network said Wednesday. Mr. Collinsworth expects to co-host the prime-time pre-game show with Bob Costas, but a deal with Mr. Costas has not been completed, said NBC Universal Sports & Olympics Chairman Dick Ebersol.

Mr. Collinsworth last season worked for Fox as part of its lead NFL announcing team but has been let out of the remaining year of his contract. NBC has also made an offer to Al Michaels to join John Madden in announcing NBC’s Sunday night games when “Monday Night Football” leaves ABC in 2006.