Veteran journalist Rob Parker is co–host of FOX Sports Radio’s The Odd Couple with Chris Broussard & Rob Parker. Broadcasting weekdays from 7–10 p.m. ET, Parker and Broussard provide listeners with dynamic discussion as the two polar opposites take listeners through the biggest hits in sports. In addition to airing on radio stations nationwide, the program can also be heard on FOX Sports Radio’s channel on iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s all–in–one digital music, podcast, on demand and live streaming radio service. The duo first partnered in March 2018 to host The Odd Coupleon Sundays, and in just six months, was promoted to a weekday timeslot.
In addition to Parker’s radio duties, the longtime sports writer is a regular analyst on FS1’s Skip and Shannon: Undisputed and other programs, and he currently writes a column for TheShadowLeague.com.
Parker’s career started with a bang. At 22 years old, he was a full–time sports writer at the Daily News in New York. Along the way, Parker was a trailblazer, becoming the first African American sports columnist at the Detroit Free Press (1993) and at Newsday in New York (1995). In 1993, Parker was the first African American beat writer to cover the Cincinnati Reds for The Cincinnati Enquirer. He was also an award–winning sports columnist at The Detroit News for nine years. In Detroit, Parker had long–running radio show, Sports Night with Parker and The Man.On TV, he worked for WDIV Local 4 for 20 years as an analyst and fill–in anchor. At WXYZ TV, he was the10pm sports anchor in 2016. Parker, a New York native, graduated with a degree in journalism from Southern Connecticut State University and went on to receive a Master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University. In 2018, he was named National Association of Black Journalists Sports Journalist of the Year. Based in Los Angeles, Parker is also an adjunct professor at USC.
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