Veteran studio and game broadcaster Curt Menefee hosts FOX NFL SUNDAY, America’s most-watched NFL pregame show the last 26 years, as well as FOX NFL THURSDAY from Los Angeles for the 2020 season. The high-spirited FOX NFL SUNDAY was inducted into the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Hall of Fame in 2019. Menefee joined as the full-time host in 2007 and teams with co-host Terry Bradshaw, studio analysts Howie Long, Jimmy Johnson, Tony Gonzalez, Michael Strahan and NFL Insider Jay Glazer during the season. Menefee also hosts THE OT, a FOX football show that wraps the day after a slate of games with highlights and additional commentary. Currently, Menefee is the host of A&E’s series, “America’s Top Dog,” which premiered in January 2020 as A&E’s highest-viewed premiere in four years. The second and third seasons of “Top Dog” premiere on June 29th and August 24th, respectively. Recently, Menefee added to his hosting duties on A&E with their newest series, “An Animal Saved My Life,” which is set to debut July 6th. After the racial injustices that occurred in our country, Curt wanted to take action. In 2020, he enrolled at Northwestern University to pursue a master’s degree in Public Policy and Administration by 2022.
Menefee began his career at FOX Sports in 1997 as a sideline reporter and later moved to the game booth to call play-by-play for NFL and NFL Europe League coverage on FOX Sports and FSN. He has hosted the UEFA Champions League final pregame show for FOX Sports, an event among a select few major international soccer championships ever to receive broadcast television exposure in the U.S. He also anchored FOX’s inaugural coverage of the U.S. Open Championship in 2015 from Chambers Bay. Menefee hosted a special UFC main events on FOX and began hosting FOX UFC’s prefight coverage at the first main event in November 2011.
Through his work at WNYW FOX5 and MSG in New York, Menefee established himself as one of the Big Apple’s most popular sportscasters. He arrived at WNYW-TV from KTVT-TV in Dallas, where he was the sports director and weeknight sports anchor. He also hosted a daily two-hour show on “The Ticket” sports radio in the city. Prior to his time in Dallas, Menefee anchored sports for WTLV-TV (NBC) in Jacksonville, Fla. His resume also includes experience as host of a live two-hour daily sportscast on Sports News Network, a nationwide cable sports program, as well as sports anchor and reporter at WISC-TV (CBS) in Madison, Wis., and WOI-TV (ABC) in Des Moines, Iowa.
Menefee has received several awards for his sports anchoring and reporting, including the Associated Press Award for Best Sports Reporter in New York and four Katie Awards (the Texas equivalent of an Emmy) for Best Sportscast and Best Sports Special.
Menefee graduated from Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He dedicates his free time within the community. Counting travel among his hobbies, Menefee has visited more than 80 countries and all seven continents.