via press release:
AWARD-WINNING VETERAN NFL REPORTER/COLUMNIST MICHAEL SILVER JOINS NFL MEDIA
Will Appear on Variety of NFL Network Shows & Write Columns on NFL.com
Award-winning veteran NFL reporter/columnist Michael Silver has joined NFL Media, it was announced today. In his new role, Silver will appear on a variety of NFL Network programs and write columns for NFL.com.
"Mike’s passion in reporting on the NFL is well known and along with the recent addition of Judy Battista, puts us in a great position to serve the millions of NFL fans around the world," said Eric Weinberger, Executive Producer of NFL Network. “On the television side of the business, we feel there is a great deal of untapped potential with Mike. We’ve seen some of it already in his previous appearances on NFL Network but now that we have him in a full-time capacity, we're excited to see that side of his skillset grow.”
Silver is certainly no stranger to NFL Network viewers, having appeared as a guest analyst on a number of programs in the past. His previous NFL Network appearances include The Top 100 Players of 2013 Reactions show, NFL AM and NFL Total Access, as well as The Rich Eisen Podcast.
Silver (@MikeSilver) joins NFL Media after six years covering the NFL for Yahoo! Sports. During his time at Yahoo!, Silver wrote regular columns such as Morning Rush, 32 Questions and Friday Offerings to the Football Gods, which offered compelling and sharp commentary. Silver’s readership helped Yahoo! rise near the top of the comScore rankings for sports websites.
Prior to joining Yahoo!, Silver spent 13 years at Sports Illustrated, during which time he wrote more than 70 cover stories, penned a large number of profiles on iconic athletes such as Joe Montana, Derek Jeter and Anna Kournikova, and authored an unprecedented 13 consecutivegame stories for the magazine. In addition to the NFL, Silver covered such sporting events such as the NBA Finals, the Athens Summer Olympics, the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, the Kentucky Derby and the U.S. Open during his time with Sports Illustrated.
A winner of several APSE awards – including each of the last two years – Silver’s work also includes features in GQ, Rolling Stone and other magazines. Silver has also authored books with prominent athletes such as NFL Network analyst Kurt Warner (“All Things Possible: My Story of Faith, Football and the Miracle Season”), Hall of Fame wide receiver Jerry Rice (“Rice”), and Pro Basketball Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman (“Walk on the Wild Side”).
Outside of his work in journalism, Silver is an advocate for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and other Type 1 diabetes-related organizations.
A graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, Silver has served on the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame Committee since 2007. Silver lives in Northern California with his wife Leslie and their three children.
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