Chris Broussard: Life and Career of the Veteran Sports Analyst


Chris Broussard

Christopher Dana Broussard (born October 28, 1968) is an American sports analyst and commentator for Fox Sports 1 and Fox Sports Radio. He is best known for his coverage of the NBA. Previously, he worked for The New York Times, ESPN The Magazine and ESPN.com, and made appearances on ESPN’s SportsCenter, NBA Countdown, First Take, and NBA Fastbreak as an analyst.

Chris Broussard: All You Need to Know

When was Chris Broussard born?

Chris Broussard was born on October 28, 1968 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He has Louisiana-Creole descent, which is the reason behind his light complexion despite being an African-American. Chris Broussard’s father worked as a personnel manager for Traveler’s Insurance Co. Chris Broussard and his family moved all over the country while he was growing up. He lived in Cincinnati, Ohio, Indianapolis, Syracuse, New York, Des Moines, Iowa, and Cleveland, Ohio, before finishing high school.

Where did Chris Broussard study?

Chris Broussard graduated from Holy Name High School in Cleveland. A standout football and basketball player at Holy Name, Broussard was inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame in 2016. He matriculated to Oberlin College, from which he graduated in May 1990 with a bachelor’s degree in English. Chris Broussard also played point guard for his college basketball team.

Who is Chris Broussard’s wife?

Chris Broussard has been married to his wife Crystal for 24 years. The Broussards are parents to twins Alexis and Noelle. Chris Broussard has been a devoted and outspoken Christian since 1989.

Chris Broussard: Journalism Career

Writing Career

Chris Broussard started his sports writing career in 1990 for The Plain Dealer. After working there for four years, he moved to the Akron Beacon Journal where he started covering the NBA, spending two-and-a-half seasons with them as the Cleveland Cavaliers beat writer. After that, Chris Broussard started working for The New York Times in 1998 and covered the New Jersey Nets, New York Knicks and the NBA in general for the publication. He joined the ESPN magazine in 2004.

TV career

After joining the ESPN magazine in 2004, Chris Broussard, alongside his writing work, also began making regular appearances on ESPN as an NBA insider and analyst, and occasionally as a panelist on First Take debating sports topics with Skip Bayless. During the 2011-12 NBA season, Chris Broussard was a part of the  ABC’s NBA Countdown pregame show as an NBA insider. For three years, Chris Broussard also served as a sideline reporter for NBA games that were broadcast on ABC and ESPN.

What did Chris Broussard say about homosexuality?

In April 2013, Chris Broussard was heavily criticized for the comments he made on an ESPN Outside the Lines program about NBA player Jason Collins coming out as homosexual. Chris Broussard said this about the matter, “If you’re openly living in unrepentant sin…I believe that’s walking in open rebellion to God.” He later released a statement clarifying his remarks, saying that he had merely offered his “personal opinion as it relates to Christianity,” and conceded that he realizes “that some people disagree with my opinion and I accept and respect that.”

Why did Chris Broussard leave ESPN?

Chris Broussard departed from ESPN in October 2016. He joined Fox Sports 1. ESPN was offering him a mere reporter’s role and FS1 offered him the role of commentator, analyst and sports personality. Chris Broussard found that much more appealing and joined FS1. He regularly appears as a panelist on shows like Skip and Shannon: Undisputed, The Herd with Colin Cowherd, First Things First, and Lock It In.

Chris Broussard also started a nationally broadcast radio show in 2018 with Rob Parker. The show, named The Odd Couple is broadcast on FOX Sports Radio and Sirius XM Channel 83.

Chris Broussard: Work Towards Christianity

Aside from a successful sports journalism career, Chris Broussard is the Founder and President of The K.I.N.G. Movement, a national Christian men’s organization that seeks to strengthen men in their Christian faith and lifestyle by providing support, accountability, teaching, fellowship and brotherhood. K.I.N.G. is an acronym that stands for Knowledge, Inspiration, and Nurture through God. The organization has numerous chapters across America and has had celebrities such as Shaun Alexander, Brian Dawkins, Aeneas Williams, Greg Jennings, Troy Vincent, Darryl Strawberry, Lionel Hollins, Bernard King and Mykelti Williamson participate in its events. Chris Broussard also speaks frequently at numerous churches and schools across the country. He frequently shares Bible quotes via his Twitter profile.


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