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Thursday, August 4, 2022
MATTHEW BERRY JOINS NBC SPORTS, DEBUT TONIGHT ON FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA SPECIAL AT 7 PM AND 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 on Peacock, NBC and NBC digital sports platforms
Berry’s first columns and videos for NBC Sports 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 Berryfamed fantasy football commentator and industry pioneer has agreed to a multi-year deal to join NBC Sports as an analyst to provide 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 show in sports, which precedes the show no. 1 on primetime television Sunday Night Football each week during the NFL season on NBC and Peacock. It will also appear in Sunday Night Football FinalPeacock’s exclusive NFL postgame show.
As fantasy football enters a critical stretch with open training camps, the start of preseason games and upcoming drafts, Berry will make his debut tonight Football night in America special at 7pm ET on NBC and Peacockleading up to the 2022 Hall of Fame game. Berry will join the rest FNIA field team in Canton, Ohio.
Berry will bring his football expertise to viewers throughout the NFL season with one Weekly game day fantasy football and sports betting show every Sunday from 11:00am-1:00pm ET on Peacock and NBC Sports digital platforms.
On weekdays throughout the NFL season, Berry will create one daily show on the Peacock, discussing the obvious topics of fantasy football and sports betting. The hour-long show will also be available live through NBC Sports Audio on SiriusXM Radio and as an NBC Sports Audio podcast on all major podcast platforms. While on ESPN, Berry’s Fantasy focus was the industry’s #1 multi-platform fantasy football show. Additionally, Berry will create content for the NFL on NBC’s YouTube site and NBC Sports Digital.
“We welcome Matthew to the team and are excited to incorporate into our coverage the compelling and industry-leading commentary that has made him the face of fantasy football for millions of fans,” he said. Sam FloodExecutive Producer & President of NBC Sports Production.
“This is 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, I spent many years there and not many people are lucky enough to have the opportunity to come home. I spent my whole life talking fantasy football to anyone who would listen. So when I was offered the opportunity to join the top-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 just watched me make a wrong prediction. In the meantime, know that I am extremely honored and humbled by the opportunity to not only join the FNIA family, but also to help build something special at Peacock.”
Berry’s popular Love/Hate article, weekly fantasy football rankings and other articles will be housed across NBC Sports’ digital properties. Berry’s first NBC Sports columns and videos are available now on NBCSports.com and Rotoworld on NBCSportsEdge.com:
Berry will also appear on NBC Sports Predictor, NBC Sports’ highly rated free sports betting app.
Additionally, 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 heralded 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 appeared on various platforms including television, radio and digital media and provided written content. He has more than two million social followers. He wrote the New York Times bestseller “Fantasy Life” in 2013 and won an Emmy for his work on ESPN2 Fantasy Football Now. Constantly aiming to innovate the fantasy sports fan experience, Berry also created and will continue to be involved with the award-winning Fantasy Life app and newsletter.