STAMFORD, CT (CelebrityAccess) — Veteran sports personality Peter King announced that he’s leaving his longtime home at Sports Illustrated after signing an exclusive agreement with NBC Sports.
The deal, which begins this July, will see King write a weekly Monday morning NFL column for NBCSports.com; make regular appearances on NBCSN’s and NBC Sports Radio’s PFT Live with Mike Florio; and continue to contribute to the popular sports show Football Night in America.
King has been one of the leading football journalists for decades and his column is widely regarded as the ‘paper of record’ for the sport.
“I’m thrilled to be joining NBC Sports full-time after working with the football crew there since 2006. I’ve loved my time there, both in the studio and doing longer features for Football Night in America, and the chance to bring my column there felt like a perfect match to me,” said King. “I loved my time at Sports Illustrated. Quite frankly, it was very tough for me to leave. But the only place that felt like a great fit after my years at SI was NBC, which has always made me feel like a member of the family.”
As part of the agreement, King will make a weekly appearance on PFT Live with Mike Florio, a syndicated NBC Sports Radio program that is simulcast on NBCSN on weekday mornings. As in recent years, King will contribute to Football Night in America with taped feature stories that will also be made available on NBCSports.com. King has contributed to Football Night in America in some capacity since its inaugural season in 2006.
In addition to his football coverage, King will also cover other sports for NBC, including events such as the the Stanley Cup Final and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Born in Springfield, Mass., in 1957, King grew up in Enfield, Conn., and graduated from Ohio University with a journalism degree in 1979. He worked for the Associated Press, the Cincinnati Enquirer and Newsday before moving to Sports Illustrated in 1989 to write the magazine’s “Inside the NFL” column.
He lives in New York City with his wife, Ann. They have two grown daughters, Laura and Mary Beth.