Known for movies

Short Info

Date Of BirthJune 24, 1969
SpouseSuzy Shuster
FactGraduated from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism in 1994 with a master of science degree in broascast journalism.


Who is Rich Eisen?

Richard ‘Rich’ Eisen was born in Brooklyn, New York City USA, on 24 June 1969 – his zodiac sign is Cancer, and he holds American nationality. He’s a journalist and TV show host, who’s probably known best for the work which he’s done for the American sports pay TV NFL Network, especially for being the host of “The Rich Eisen Show”. It has been airing since 2014, today numbering more than 330 episodes, each of which is three hours long; the show also stars Joe Benigno and Chris Brockman, and follows Rich as he’s covering sports and interviewing celebrities.

Early life and education

Rich was raised on Staten Island, New York City alongside his brother Jeff, by their father Joel Eisen who passed away in December 2019, and their mother Eveline Eisen; not a lot is known about Rich’s parents, as he respects their privacy, but it’s believed that his father was also a journalist, and that his mother was a high school teacher.

He became interested in sports journalism while attending a local high school, and although his father initially wanted him to become a sportsman, he still supported Rich’s passion for journalism. Upon matriculating in 1987, Rich enrolled at University of Michigan, and during his four years there was a member of the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity, and edited the university’s weekly student newspaper “The Michigan Daily”.

Rich graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1990, then continued his education at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism in 1992, graduating with a Master of Science degree in journalism in 1994.

Rich’s career

Between 1990 and 1993, Rich worked at the daily newspaper “Staten Island Advance” as a staff writer, then the years 1993 and 1994 saw him write for the daily newspaper “Chicago Tribune”.

In the second half of 1994, Rich launched his career as a sports anchor and reporter when hired to work for the ABC-affiliated TV station KRCR, a job for which he had to move to Redding in California.

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Rich stayed at KRCR until he was invited to join ESPN in 1996, and he and the late American sportscaster Stuart Orlando Scott formed a duo who became very popular, especially for Rich’s sense of humor and his impersonations of the late American sportscaster Skip Caray. During the seven years which he had spent at ESPN, Rich hosted the reality show “Beg, Borrow & Deal”, and also hosted “Major League Baseball”, as well as guest hostingd “The Dan Patrick Show” and “The Tony Kornheiser Show” on ESPN Radio.

During those years, Rich also occasionally worked at ABC, and hosted their show “Domino Day”.

In June 2003, he was hired to work as an on-air talent for the NFL Network, and was named the main host of the sports news show “NFL Total Access”. He signed a new contract with the network in 2010, and began hosting their show “NFL GameDay Morning”, which was also their first pre-game show.

The year 2010 also saw him start hosting his weekly “The Rich Eisen Podcast”, which was the first podcast to air on NFL.com. It’s still airing today, while Rich can also be seen hosting several of NFL Network’s Thursday Night Football pre-game, half-time and post-game shows, as well as the show “NFL GameDay Highlights”.

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Other shows

On 24 June 2012, Rich’s reality show “The Great Escape” debuted on TNT, featuring three teams made up of two people who were locked into cells of a jail, and had to figure out how to escape; however, the show was cancelled in October 2012.

Between 2015 and 2017, he played a supporting character in the comedy series “The Odd Couple”.

Rich and the actress and model Rebecca Roijn hosted “The American Rescue Dog Show” in February 2018.

YouTube channel

Rich launched his YouTube channel “The Rich Eisen Show” on 26 September 2014, and it’s today subscribed to by close to 400,000 people, and numbers over 300 million views of all his videos combined.

The videos features Rich reporting on various sports news and interviewing numerous celebrities, including actors and singers, and we’re going to mention the three most popular amongst these, which have helped Rich attract many subscribers.

His #1 video “Actor Brian Baumgartner Talks “The Office” & More | Full Interview | | The Rich Eisen Show | 3/28/17” has been watched more than three million times, and features Rich interviewing the famous actor Brian Baumgartner, who’s probably known best for his portrayal of Kevin in the comedy series “The Office”.

His second most popular video “Eric Andre Tells Outrageous Guest Stories from Adult Swim’s “The Eric Andre Show” | Rich Eisen Show” has been viewed nearly three million times since 2 September 2016, and shows Rich interviewing Eric Andre.

His third most watched video “Ed O’Neill Reveals How He Landed the Role of Al Bundy on Married with Children | The Rich Eisen Show” has been viewed more than 2.5 million times since 9 March 2019, and features Rich interviewing the actor Ed O’Neill.

Love life and wife

Rich prefers to keep the details of his love life away from the media’s attention, but it’s still widely known that he’s today a married man. He exchanged vows with American Emmy-winning sportscaster Suzy Shuster in 2003, in a private ceremony attended by many of their friends and family members. Suzy holds a Bachelor’s degree in history from Columbia University, and has worked at various popular American TV networks, including ESPN, Turner Sports and ABC Sports.

Rich and Suzy have three children together: sons Xander and Cooper, and daughter Taylor. They are keeping their children away from the media’s attention, wanting them to be able to lead normal lives.

Rich hasn’t mentioned any other women whom he has perhaps been with, and as of April 2022, he’s married to Suzy Shuster, and they have three children.

Hobbies and other interests

Rich is quite active on Instagram, and apparently enjoys the attention which he’s receiving from his close to 200,000 followers. He’s uploaded over 3,000 pictures onto the network, the majority of which feature him working.

Rich is physically highly active, and has a couple of training sessions at the gym every week, and every year since 2005 has been competing in the 40 yards dash at the NL Scouting Combine.

Rich was initially challenged to compete by the former professional Football Player Terrell Lamar Davis, and his worst time was in 2005 – 6.77 – while his best was 5.94 in 2016.

He’s passionate about travelling, and his career has taken him all around the world, while Rich’s dream travel destination seems to be Barcelona, Spain.

He enjoys watching Hollywood movies late at night – his favorite actor and actress are Bruce Willis and Emma Watson, while a couple of his favorite movies include “The Fifth Element”, “Pulp Fiction” and the franchise “Harry Potter”.

Age, height and net worth

Rich’s age is 52. He has short brown hair and brown eyes, his height is 6ft (1.8m) and he weighs around 165lbs (75kgs).

As of April 2022, his net worth has been estimated at more than $30 million.

General Info

Full NameRich Eisen
Date Of BirthJune 24, 1969
ProfessionJournalist, Sports commentator, Actor
EducationNorthwestern University, Medill School of Journalism, University of Michigan
NationalityAmerican

Family

SpouseSuzy Shuster

Accomplishments

NominationsSports Emmy Award for Outstanding Sports Personality - Studio Host
MoviesThat's My Boy
TV ShowsSportsCenter, Thursday Night Football, NFL Total Access, The Great Escape, Beg, Borrow & Deal, I Love the '70s, Baseball Tonight, I Love the '80s Strikes Back, I Love the '90s: Part Deux, I Love the '70s: Volume 2, The Great Debate, Nfl gameday final

Social profile links

Facts

#Fact
1Host of The NFL Network. [January 2004]
2Graduated from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism in 1994 with a master of science degree in broascast journalism.
3Graduated from the University of Michigan in 1990 with a bachelor of arts degree in communications.

Pictures

Movies

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Odd Couple2015-2016TV SeriesRich Eisen
The League2012-2014TV SeriesRich Eisen
Draft Day2014/IRich Eisen
That's My Boy2012Marathon Race Announcer
CSI: Miami2007-2011TV SeriesMale Interviewer / Announcer
Gamechangers Ep. 3: A Legend in the Booth2010Video shortRich Eisen
Make Your Own Superbowl Ad2006TV Movie
Like Mike2002Rich Eisen
Arli$$2001TV Series
The Kid2000Stuart Scott

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Head Case2007TV Series 1 episode

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
22 Jump Street2014voice: Football Announcer Bob - uncredited

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
@midnight2016TV SeriesHimself
The Rich Eisen Show2014-2016TV SeriesHimself - Host
Sports Jeopardy!2016TV SeriesHimself - Clue Giver / Himself - Contestant
Late Night with Seth Meyers2014-2016TV SeriesHimself
Hollywood Game Night2016TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Player
NFL Films Presents2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Inside Edition2015TV Series documentaryHimself
The Soup2013-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHimself - Host, The Rich Edsen Show / Himself - ESPN Anchor
Mike & Mike2015TV SeriesHimself - NFL Network
Sklar Brothers: Whatarewetalkinbout?!2014TV MovieHimself
Fatherhood2014TV Series documentary shortHimself
Good Morning Today2014TV SeriesHimself
Brody Stevens: Enjoy It!2013TV SeriesHimself
Larry King Now2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Arsenio Hall Show2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
NFL Total Access Kickoff2013TV SeriesHimself
Good Day L.A.2013TV SeriesHimself
NFL Rush Zone2012-2013TV SeriesHimself
Go On2013TV SeriesHimself
Last Call with Carson Daly2002-2013TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
The Great Escape2012TV SeriesHimself - Host
BarFly2012TV SeriesHimself
Field of Dreams 2: Lockout2011ShortHimself
Field of Dreams 2: NFL Lockout with Taylor Lautner: Behind the Scenes2011ShortHimself
Field of Dreams 2: NFL Lockout with Taylor Lautner: Deleted Scenes2011ShortHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2011TV SeriesHimself
Kevin Pollak's Chat Show2010TV SeriesHimself
The 2010 VH1 Do Something Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
Celebrity Liar2010TV SeriesHimself
Curb: The Discussion2010TV SeriesHimself
NFL Total Access2008TV SeriesHimself - Host
I Love the New Millennium2008TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2003-2008TV SeriesHimself
Pardon the Interruption2007TV SeriesHimself
The Dan Patrick Show2007TV SeriesHimself
Head Case2007TV SeriesHimself
NFL GameDay Morning2006TV Series
I Love the '70s: Volume 22006TV SeriesHimself
I Love the 80's 3-D2005TV Series documentaryHimself
2005 EA Sports NFL Quarterback Challenge2005TV MovieHimself
ESPN 25: Who's #1?2004-2005TV Series documentaryHimself
I Love the '90s: Part Deux2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Unscripted2005TV SeriesHimself
ESPN 100: The Top 100 Sports Moments of 20042005TV MovieHimself
I Love the '90s2004TV Series documentaryHimself
I Love the '80s Strikes Back2003TV Series documentaryHimself
I Love the '70s2003TV Series documentaryHimself
I Love the '80s2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Beg, Borrow & Deal2002TV SeriesHimself - Host (2002)
The Daily Show2002TV SeriesHimself
ESPN SportsCentury2001TV Series documentaryHimself
SportsCenter1979TV SeriesHimself (1996-2003)

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Football Life2012TV SeriesHimself

Awards

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2015EmmySports Emmy AwardsOutstanding Sports Personality - Studio Host
2013EmmySports Emmy AwardsOutstanding Sports Personality - Studio Host
2007EmmySports Emmy AwardsOutstanding Sports Personality - Studio Host
2006EmmySports Emmy AwardsOutstanding Sports Personality - Studio Host

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia
Author

Benjy is currently a reporter for BiographyPedia based in Adelaide, Australia. Prior to joining BiographyPedia in July 2019, he was a Bizarre TV reporter and theatre critic at TheSun. Benjy has also written for DailyMail and TMZ. Benjy studied journalism at Goldsmiths University of London, graduating in 2009. You can contact him at [email protected]

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