Ahmed Fareed
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Fareed in 2022
NationalityAmerican
EducationSyracuse University
OccupationSportscaster
EmployerNBC Sports

Ahmed Fareed is an American studio host and sports reporter for American television network NBC Sports.

Early life

Fareed is a native of Sparta, Michigan, where he played quarterback for the Spartans. He graduated from Syracuse University's S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications in 2002 with a degree in Broadcast Journalism.[1][2]

Career

Fareed started off his career as a weekend sports anchor for WILX-TV and WSYM-TV in Lansing, Michigan. Fareed then moved to WAVY-TV in Portsmouth, VA, where he spent five years covering local sports.[3] There, he covered the Washington Redskins, the Norfolk Tides, Virginia Tech Hokies, and the Virginia Cavaliers.

Prior to his work at NBC Sports Bay Area in San Francisco, he was employed with MLB Network from 2011-12, where he appeared regularly on studio programming including MLB Tonight and Quick Pitch.[4] Fareed has also served as a studio host on USA Network and NBCSN for the 2016 Summer and 2018 Winter Olympic games.[4]

In February 2019, NBC Sports Net announced that Fareed was leaving his position in the Bay Area to join their headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut, where he will be covering various sports including Premiership Rugby.[2][5]

In July 2021, Fareed also served as a studio host on NBCSN and Olympic Channel for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.[1]

In 2022, Fareed currently serves as the field reporter for MLB games on Peacock.

References

  1. ^ a b Enslin, Rob (July 20, 2021). "Orange Voices of the Summer Olympics". Syracuse University. Retrieved 23 December 2021.
  2. ^ a b "NBC Sports Bay Area's Ahmed Fareed named Nation Studio and Event host for NBC Sports". Sports Media News. 5 February 2019. Retrieved 21 December 2021.
  3. ^ Molinaro, Bob (February 11, 2011). "Ahmed Fareed leaves Hampton Roads for MLB Network". The Virginia Pilot. Retrieved 27 August 2011.
  4. ^ a b "Ahmed Fareed Bio, NBC Sports Pressbox". Retrieved March 19, 2019.
  5. ^ "NBC Sports Bay Area's Ahmed Fareed Named National Studio and Event Host for NBC Sports". NBC Sports Pressbox. 5 February 2019.