Fox’s lead NFL host will expand his role with the company, taking a co-host position with Rosanna Scotto on “Good morning New York” on Fox’s SHE DOES In New York. Menefee will maintain his Sunday football role and, during the NFL season, will co-anchor WNYW Tuesdays through Fridays. Bianca Peters,. who has co-hosted Scotto, will co-host WNYW’s “The Noon” and “The Fox 5 News at 6 p.m.”
“There is no place like New York. Nowhere,” said Menefee, who worked at WNYW as a sportscaster in 1995. “I can’t wait to get back to the energy of the city, the culture, the restaurants, the people, everything that makes it the best city in the world. . the world.”
Fox’s crossover move in favor of Menefee marks the latest attempt by some of the country’s entertainment conglomerates to shore up their news programs with sports television staff. ABC News gained new attention for its long-running show “Good Morning America” by adding Strahan to the host roster in 2016. CBS News has made Nate Burleson a central part of its “CBS Mornings” and CNN is trying to gain new viewers for prime time. with a weekly program directed by Gayle King and Charles Barkley.
It’s unclear whether sports anchors would have the trust of viewers in the event of a terrorist attack or a stock market crash, but in an era when news programs increasingly focus on existential topics such as political races polarized, climate change, and intoxicating Despite the effects of improvements in communication and connection, these figures could appeal to broader audiences with agreeable demeanor.
Menefee has “the rare ability to combine his journalistic skills, his approachability and his innate curiosity to connect with morning viewers,” said Lew Leone, senior vice president and general manager of Fox’s two New York-area stations, WNYW and WWOR.
Menefee Fox Sports in 1997 as a sideline reporter. He has served as a play-by-play announcer for the network’s NFL, USFL and NFL Europe League coverage, in addition to hosting studio shows. He has co-hosted “Fox NFL Sunday” since 2007 and also hosts “The OT,” Fox’s final NFL show.