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Thursday, August 4, 2022
MATTHEW BERRY JOINS NBC SPORTS DEBUT TONIGHT ON AMERICA’S FOOTBALL NIGHT SPECIAL AT 7:00 PM ET ON NBC AND PEACOCK
Berry to join Football night in America
Berry will host daily and weekly shows highlighting fantasy football and sports betting content across Peacock, NBC and NBC Sports digital platforms
Berry’s first NBC Sports columns and videos are available now on NBCSports.com and Rotoworld on NBCSportsEdge.com – Click here for Berry’s 100 facts and 2022 Fantasy Rankings
CANTON, Ohio – August 4, 2022 – Matthew Berryrenowned fantasy football commentator and industry pioneer, has agreed to a multi-year deal to join NBC Sports as an analyst to bring his unique expertise across the Peacock, NBC and NBC Sports digital platforms, it was announced today.
Berry will join Football night in Americathe most-watched studio broadcast in sports, ahead of the No. 1 primetime show on television Sunday night football each week during the NFL season on NBC and Peacock. It will also appear on Sunday night football finalthe Peacock’s exclusive NFL postgame show.
As fantasy football enters a critical phase with training camps open, preseason games beginning and drafts to come, Berry will make his debut tonight Football night in America special at 7pm ET on NBC and Peacockleading to the 2022 Hall of Fame Game. Berry will join the rest of FNIA team on the ground in Canton, Ohio.
Berry will bring his football expertise to viewers throughout the NFL season with a weekly fantasy football and game day sports betting show every Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET on the Peacock and NBC Sports digital platforms.
On weekdays during the NFL season, Berry will create a daily show on Peacock, discussing notable fantasy football and sports betting topics. The hour-long show will also be available live via NBC Sports Audio on SiriusXM Radio and as an NBC Sports Audio podcast on all major podcast platforms. While at ESPN, Berry’s Fantasy Focus was the #1 multi-platform fantasy football show in the industry. In addition, Berry will create NFL content on NBC’s YouTube page and NBC Sports Digital.
“We welcome Matthew to the team and are thrilled to bring to our coverage the captivating and industry-shaping commentary that has made him the face of fantasy football for millions of fans,” said Sam Floodexecutive producer and president of NBC Sports Production.
“It’s really a full-circle moment for me,” said Berry, who served as a fantasy football expert on NBC Sports’ Rotoworld from 1999-2004. “I started my career at Rotoworld, spent many years there, and not many people have lucky enough to get the chance to return home. I spent my entire life talking about fantasy football to anyone who would listen. So when I was offered the chance to join the highest-rated studio show in all of sports, I couldn’t say yes fast enough. Please remind me of this quote the next time I realize that millions of people have just seen me get the prediction wrong. In the meantime, know that I am incredibly honored and humbled by the opportunity to not just join the FNIA family, but also to help build something special at Peacock.”
Berry’s popular love/hate column, weekly fantasy football rankings and additional articles will be hosted on NBC Sports digital properties. Berry’s first columns and videos for NBC Sports are now available on NBCSports.com and Rotoworld on NBCSportsEdge.com:
Berry will also appear on NBC Sports Predictor, NBC Sports’ highly rated free sports game app.
In addition, Berry will provide analysis and content around major NBC sporting events outside of football, including the Kentucky Derby, the Indy 500 and more.
Berry is widely regarded as a pioneer in the fantasy industry and was inducted into the Fantasy Sports & Gaming Association Hall of Fame in 2012. While at ESPN, he appears on a variety of platforms including television, radio and digital media and provides written content. He has more than two million social followers. He wrote the 2013 New York Times bestseller Fantasy Life and won an Emmy for his work on ESPN2 Fantasy football now. Constantly striving to innovate the fantasy sports experience for fans, Berry also created and will continue to be involved in the top-rated Fantasy Life app and newsletter.