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Tiki Barber Heads to NBC

Feb 13, 2007  •  Post A Comment

Retired New York Giants football star Tiki Barber has been named a correspondent for NBC’s “Today” morning show and will work as an analyst for the network’s “Football Night in America” program.

Mr. Barber, who his announced plans to retire from football in the middle of the season, already had acquired media experience, including a stint as a correspondent on Fox New Channel’s “Fox and Friends” morning show. Once the season ended, several media companies vied for his services.

“Tiki Barber is one of those rare personalities who appeals to virtually every audience imaginable,” NBC Universal President and CEO, Jeff Zucker said in a statement Tuesday. “I’m thrilled that he’s found his new home here at NBC, and I’m confident that this next phase of his career will be an unqualified success.”

“This was a long and arduous decision process for me, but in the end NBC is where I felt I belonged,” Mr. Barber said in a statement. “The opportunity to work for both a world-class news division and a world-class sports division is truly second to none.”

(Editor: Baumann)