Rob Parker joins FS1’s Skip and Shannon Undisputed

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Congratulations to my old pal from back in the Knicks days, Rob Parker, who joins FS1’s Skip and Shannon Undisputed program as a contributor. Robby and I first crossed paths when he was the Knicks beat writer for the New York Daily News and I was the team’s PR man back in the day.

Here are a few pictures from Rob’s bon voyage party when he left the News for the  Cincinnati Enquirer.


Rob Parker (right) with colleague Clifton Brown back in the days as Knicks beat writers


Blast from the past: Rob (center) is flanked by Daily News sports staffers (left to right) Vic Ziegel, Bob Raissman, Chuck Slater and Dolores Thompson

He is sure to bring insight,if not controversy, to the show, and we look forward to tuning in.

Here are all the details in yesterday’s press release heralding the addition.

Longtime journalist Rob Parker joins FS1 as a contributor to SKIP AND SHANNON: UNDISPUTED, bringing decades of sports media experience and an inimitable perspective to America’s fastest-growing daily studio show.  The announcement was made today by Charlie Dixon, Executive Vice President of Content for FS1 and FS2.

“Rob is a fearless and distinctive voice that is a seamless addition to the UNDISPUTED team,” Dixon said. “We are thrilled to have him join the show and look forward to the thought-provoking analysis we know he will bring to the roundtable.”

Early in his career, Parker became the first African-American sports columnist at the Detroit Free Press in 1993 and New York’s Newsday in 1995. Parker has since written for a number of publications, including nearly a decade as a columnist at the Detroit News (2000-2008), and currently writes for The Shadow League.

Parker has been a mainstay on Detroit sports television since 1994, when he became a contributor to WDIV’s “Sports Final Edition.” He held that position until earlier this year, when he transitioned to his current role as the sports anchor for WXYZ/WMYD’s nightly “Action News.”

Parker made the jump to national sports television as a contributor for ESPN in 2005. Having previously made regular appearances on ESPN’s “First Take,” Parker reunites with Skip Bayless on UNDISPUTED, and will also have three-time Super Bowl champion Shannon Sharpe and moderator Joy Taylor to contend with this time around.

SKIP AND SHANNON: UNDISPUTED airs on FS1 weekdays from 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM ET. For more information, please visit–undisputed.


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