Speak For Yourself with Cowherd & Whitlock
Colin Cowherd and Jason Whitlock team up for the Speak For Yourself podcast, featuring the best discussions from their television show (weekdays at 6pm ET on FS1) with original commentary and opinion from Jason McIntyre.
About the Host
Colin Cowherd and Jason Whitlock
Colin Cowherd, one of the most thought-provoking sports hosts in the country, joined FOX Sports and Premiere Networks in September 2015 as a television, radio and digital personality. Cowherd’s three-hour sports talk program, THE HERD WITH COLIN COWHERD, airs simultaneously on FS1 and the FOX Sports Radio Network on weekdays. THE HERD is also available on www.FOXSportsRadio.com, www.FOXSports.com and has a dedicated iHeartRadio station, available live and throughout the day. Cowherd also co-hosts the FS1 original sports talk program SPEAK FOR YOURSELF alongside Jason Whitlock, weekday afternoons. Cowherd also appears on FOX NFL KICKOFF, the Sunday morning NFL pregame show leading into FOX NFL SUNDAY, and contributes to coverage of many of FOX Sports’ marquee events. THE HERD: THE EARLY YEARS Cowherd was host of ESPN Radio’s “The Herd with Colin Cowherd,” airing nationally weekdays and simulcast on ESPNU. Before joining ESPN, Cowherd hosted a popular three-hour morning drive program, “The Herd,” at KFXX 910-AM in Portland, Ore. BEYOND THE HERD Cowherd also hosted “Colin’s New Football Show” on ESPN2 in 2013 and 2014, in addition to a variety of programs on ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN Classic. He was the original co-host of “SportsNation” on ESPN2. Cowherd joined ESPN Radio in 2004 when his program launched as an hour-long broadcast on the West Coast. He also anchored weeknight sports and Sports Sunday for KGW Northwest NewsChannel 8. Cowherd’s rise in the industry also includes serving as sports anchor at Tampa’s WTVT-TV, where he received a local Sports Emmy for “Buc Sunday,” and as sports director at KVBC-TV in Las Vegas, where he earned multiple Nevada Sportscaster of the Year awards. He began his career as the play-by-play voice for the Pacific Coast League’s Las Vegas Stars baseball team. BEYOND RADIO & TV In 2013, Cowherd’s first book, “You HERD Me!” was a “New York Times” bestseller, spending five weeks on the list in hardcover. His second book, “Raw: My 100% Grade-A, Unfiltered, Inside Look at Sports,” was released in October 2015. In August 2015, Rogue Ales & Spirits, based in Newport, Ore., partnered with Cowherd to release “Blunt N’ Bitter” microbrew – the official beverage of Cowherd and THE HERD. PERSONAL A native of Grayland, Wash., Cowherd graduated in 1985 from Eastern Washington University, where he got his broadcasting start. He resides in Los Angeles with his wife, Ann, and has two children. One of the nation’s most prominent sports journalists, Jason Whitlock co-hosts the FS1 original program SPEAK FOR YOURSELF alongside Colin Cowherd and Jason McIntyre. He also writes for “J.School,” a FOX Sports Digital created property exclusively for his work. A START IN SPORTSWRITING AND RADIO Whitlock has been a sportswriter for 25 years. He was a general-interest sports columnist for the Kansas City Star from 1994 to 2007 after writing for the Bloomington Herald-Times, Charlotte Observer and Ann Arbor News. Whitlock also has written for Playboy Magazine, Vibe Magazine and The Sporting News. In addition, Whitlock has worked as a radio talk-show host at Kansas City’s WHB and KCSP, broadcasting his own shows, “Jason Whitlock’s Neighborhood” and “The Doghouse.” Whitlock also has guest-hosted Jim Rome’s nationally syndicated radio show “The Jungle.” BICOASTAL AND BACK AGAIN Whitlock made his television debut on ESPN in 2000, contributing to the net’s studio shows as well as penning articles for ESPN.com. In 2007, he made the switch to FOX Sports and found near immediate success at the network, becoming the only sportswriter ever to be honored with the National Journalism Award for commentary from The Scripps Howard Foundation in 2008. Five years later, he returned to ESPN to help develop a website intended to cover the convergence of race and sports, before coming back to FOX Sports in 2015 as a columnist and on-air personality. Whitlock now writes for “J.School” and discusses the hottest topics in sports across the desk from Colin Cowherd on SPEAK FOR YOURSELF every weekday. PERSONAL A native of Indianapolis, Whitlock played football at Ball State University and graduated with a degree in journalism in 1990. He lives in Los Angeles.