CBS Sports Radio has named Tiki Barber, Brandon Tierney and Dana Jacobson as the new morning drive anchors for the radio network’s national launch on January 2, 2013. The morning show will broadcast live from the brand new New York City studio in Tribeca weekdays from 6:00-9:00AM.
Former New York Giants running back Barber began his broadcasting career working for Sports Radio WFAN in New York, which led to stints at WCBS-TV, Sirius Satellite Radio, the YES Network and Fox News Channel. Upon retiring from the NFL, he signed a contract to work as a correspondent for NBC News and Sports, primarily for The Today Show and Football Night in America and as a correspondent for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing for MSNBC.
Brooklyn native Brandon Tierney makes a return to his hometown in joining CBS Sports Radio. He currently hosts The Drive with Tierney and Bucher, broadcast weekdays in San Francisco on 95.7 The Game. Prior to moving west, Tierney was a popular staple at 1050 ESPN Radio in New York City for nearly nine years.
Dana Jacobson is an award-winning anchor and reporter best known for the versatile roles she filled during nearly a decade of work at ESPN. Jacobson began her ESPN career as an anchor on SportsCenter, and later went on to anchor and host ESPN First Take (originally known as Cold Pizza), Outside the Lines, and College Football Live.
“CBS Sports Radio has been able to attract some of the most renowned names in the business, and Tiki, Brandon and Dana are just the latest example of the network’s star-power,” said Dan Mason, President and CEO CBS Radio. “We’ve assembled an impressive group of professional athletes and accomplished broadcasters to bring fans unrivaled sports commentary, and the most entertaining lineup in all of sports radio.”
Several Top 50 markets will showcase CBS Sports Radio’s Morning Show, including WIP-AM Philadelphia, WFOM-AM Atlanta, WXYT-AM Detroit, WJZ-AM Baltimore, KFNZ-AM and KJQS-AM Salt Lake City and WSJZ-FM Orlando.