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Thursday, August 4, 2022
MATTHEW BERRY JOINS NBC SPORTS, DEBUTING TONIGHT ON THE NIGHT OF FOOTBALL AMERICA SPECIAL AT 7 PM ET ON NBC AND PEACOCK
Bay to join Football night in America
Berry will host daily and weekly shows highlighting sports betting and fantasy football content on the Peacock, NBC and NBC Sports digital platforms
Berry’s early columns and videos for NBC Sports are now available on NBCSports.com and Rotoworld on NBCSportsEdge.com – Click here for Berry’s 100 facts and Fantasy 2022 Ranking
CANTON, Ohio – August 4, 2022 – Matthew Berrythe celebrated 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 has been announced today.
Berry will join Football night in Americathe most-watched studio show in sports, preceding the #1 prime-time television show Sunday night football every week during the NFL season on NBC and Peacock. It will also appear on Sunday night football finalPeacock’s exclusive NFL post-game show.
As fantasy football enters a critical phase with the opening of training camps, the start of pre-season games and upcoming drafts, Berry will make his debut tonight Football night in America special at 7 p.m. ET on NBC and Peacockleading into the 2022 Hall of Fame game. Berry will join the rest of the FNIA team on site in Canton, Ohio.
Berry will bring his football expertise to viewers throughout the NFL season with a weekly fantasy football and sports betting show on match day every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET on the Peacock and NBC Sports digital platforms.
On weekdays throughout 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 Focus on fantasy was the #1 cross-platform fantasy football show in the industry. Additionally, Berry will create content for the NFL on NBC’s YouTube page and NBC Sports Digital..
“We welcome Matthew to the team and are thrilled to incorporate into our coverage the compelling, industry-shaping commentary that has made him the face of fantasy football for millions of fans,” said Sat Floodexecutive producer and president of NBC Sports Production.
“It’s really a full circle moment for me,” said Berry, who served as fantasy football pundit at NBC Sports’ Rotoworld from 1999 to 2004. “I started my career at Rotoworld, spent many years, and few people are lucky enough to have the chance to return home. I spent my whole 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 just saw me wrong in a prediction. In the meantime, please know that I am incredibly honored and humbled by the opportunity to not only join the FNIA family but also to help build something special on Peacock.
Berry’s popular Love/Hate article, weekly fantasy football rankings and additional articles will be hosted on NBC Sports’ digital properties. Berry’s early 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 gaming app.
Additionally, Berry will provide analysis and content on NBC’s major sporting events outside of football, including the Kentucky Derby, Indy 500, and more.
Berry is widely hailed 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 followers on social media. He wrote the New York Times bestseller “Fantasy Life” in 2013 and won an Emmy for his work on ESPN2. Fantasy Football now. Constantly striving to innovate the fantasy sports fan experience, Berry has also created and will continue to be involved with the top-rated Fantasy Life app and newsletter.