Rich Hollenberg’s calling card in sports television is his versatility. His skills and expertise canvas the sporting calendar. Depending on the season, he can be seen and heard as a college basketball Play-by-Play Commentator on the ESPN family of networks, as the Pre- and Post-game Studio Host for the Tampa Bay Rays on Fox Sports Florida, and as a Reporter for NFL Network.
Among many career highlights, Rich has covered 8 Super Bowls, providing commentary and interviews live from the field. Most recently, he called Wichita State’s historic, final, regular season basketball game that capped an undefeated season, anchored ESPN’s Digger Phelps Ring of Honor Special, and was the lead reporter on NFL Network’s coverage of the Aaron Hernandez case.
A New Jersey native, Rich began his award-winning career fresh out of Syracuse University’s Newhouse School, covering the New Jersey Nets. He then honed his writing/reporting skills as a writer/editorial assistant at the New York City Bureau of the Associated Press.
Rich volunteers his time and efforts as an Executive Committee member of his local chapter of the American Diabetes Association. He lists skydiving, flying with the Army’s Golden Knights, running two NYC Marathons, and competing in his 1 st Triathlon in 2009 as some of his greatest accomplishments. But nothing compares to spending time with his wife, Jill, and his children, Jason, Lindsey, and Bryan.