Chris Fowler

Chris Fowler has hosted ESPN's Heisman Trophy Presentation since the network began its coverage of the event in 1994, and ESPN's Home Depot College Football Awards show since its inception in 1993.

Fowler has also hosted ESPN's college basketball coverage since 1989, including the NCAA Final Four since 1992, and has co-hosted the X Games each year since its inception in 1995, as well as the Winter X Games since its second year in 1998. And he's added horse racing to his resume in 1998 by serving as an on-site host for ESPN & ESPN's extensive Triple Crown coverage (Kentucky Derby, Preakness, Belmont Stakes).


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Chris Fowler has hosted ESPN's Heisman Trophy Presentation since the network began its coverage of the event in 1994, and ESPN's Home Depot College Football Awards show since its inception in 1993.

Fowler has also hosted ESPN's college basketball coverage since 1989, including the NCAA Final Four since 1992, and has co-hosted the X Games each year since its inception in 1995, as well as the Winter X Games since its second year in 1998. And he's added horse racing to his resume in 1998 by serving as an on-site host for ESPN & ESPN's extensive Triple Crown coverage (Kentucky Derby, Preakness, Belmont Stakes).

In the past, Fowler has also anchored SportsCenter and Sunday SportsDay.

Fowler joined ESPN in July 1986 as the host/reporter of Scholastic Sports America, a stint which lasted two years. In 1988, he began serving as a college football sideline reporter for two seasons. While on the college football beat, Fowler conducted an exclusive interview with former star Oklahoma quarterback Charles Thompson, who was in prison at the time on drug charges.

Prior to joining ESPN, Fowler spent nearly two years at KCNC-TV, the NBC affiliate in Denver, as a production assistant, a producer/writer and as a sports reporter. In 1984, he worked for several months at Denver's CBS affiliate KMGH-TV as an intern in the sports department.

Fowler received a bachelor of science degree in radio/television news from the University of Colorado in 1985. He was the first recipient of the Alan Berg Memorial Journalism Scholarship, awarded by the Denver Press Club.

While an undergraduate, Fowler, a Denver-area native, served as a producer and co-host for a weekly magazine program aired over the Boulder (Colo.) Cable Television System from 1983-85. He also spent two years as sports director at KAIR-AM, the university's radio station. From 1982-84, he covered high school sports for the Rocky Mountain News.

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