Howie Schwab was one of ESPN’s most beloved personalities as he was on SportsCenter and had his own show called “Stump the Schwab.” Now he will be joining FOX Sports as the company announced on Tuesday. Here’s what they said in a press release:
Schwab will join FOX Sports studio programming as the season progresses to project which teams are in, which are out, and which could have their tournament bubbles burst. A Sports Emmy Award winner and graduate of St. John’s, Schwab joins FOX Sports after having spent 26 years at ESPN where he worked as a researcher in a number of capacities and was the host of the network’s sports trivia show Stump The Schwab. Most recently, Schwab worked as a writer and researcher on NBC Sports Network’s Sports Jeopardy.
He partnered up again with his former ESPN buddy, Dan Patrick, when he joined “Sports Jeopardy!” as a writer and consultant. Schwab’s show ran from 2004 to 2006 and it featured regular Joes trying to stump Schwab by answering more questions correctly than Schwab in a back-and-forth style.
His expansive knowledge of sports should be a huge advantage for FOX Sports and he has the opportunity to be a top notch on-air talent now as well.
[h/t The Spun]