Scott Hanson, a rising sports broadcasting star, will serve as the blow-by-blow announcer for Spike TV’s “Premier Boxing Champions” series. A lifelong boxing fan, Hanson is widely known as host for NFL Network and NFL RedZone.
Spike TV’s first “Premier Boxing Champions” event will take place on Friday, March 13 at 9:00pm ET/PT from the Citizens Bank Arena in Ontario, CA. The event will showcase two marquee match-ups including Andre Berto vs. Josesito Lopez and Shawn Porter vs. Robert Garcia. Spike will announce the color commentator shortly.
“We are thrilled to welcome Scott Hanson to our inaugural PBC Boxing announce team. He is an emerging sports broadcasting talent who will bring his signature energy and passion to our cutting-edge boxing coverage,” said Jon Slusser, Senior Vice President, Sports and Branded Entertainment, Spike TV.
Hanson can be seen every Sunday during the NFL season hosting NFL RedZone. Produced by NFL Network, NFL RedZone whips around every NFL game on Sunday afternoons delivering every touchdown and the most exciting moments live. Hanson can also be seen on NFL Network hosting “NFL Total Access,” and other shows during the Super Bowl, NFL Scouting Combine, NFL Draft and throughout the football season.
Prior to his start with NFL Network, Hanson spent two years with Comcast SportsNet in Philadelphia. He then moved to the Mid-Atlantic region where he served as lead anchor for the regional sports network for four years. In this capacity, he reported on all major sports and wrote, produced and hosted a documentary on Washington, D.C. baseball history. Previously, his broadcasting experience included stints as an anchor and reporter for WFTS-TV (ABC) in Tampa, WICS-TV (NBC) in Springfield, Illinois and WPBN-TV (NBC) in Traverse City, Michigan.
Hanson graduated Cum Laude from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. He was a four-year walk-on for the Orangemen football team, earning Scout Team Player of the Year honors in 1992.
Dana Jacobson to Host Spike TV “Premiere Boxing Champions” Series
Spike TV has named Dana Jacobson, an acclaimed sports broadcast journalist and winner of the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award, as host of the network’s “Premier Boxing Champions” series.
Spike TV’s first “Premier Boxing Champions” event will take place on Friday, March 13 at 9:00pm ET/PT from the Citizens Bank Arena in Ontario, CA. The event will showcase two marquee match-ups including Andre Berto vs. Josesito Lopez and Shawn Porter vs. Robert Garcia. Spike will announce the play-by-play and color commentator shortly.
“We are thrilled to have such an accomplished sports journalist with such an extensive background to host our highly-anticipated and groundbreaking new boxing series,” said Jon Slusser, Senior Vice President, Sports and Branded Entertainment, Spike TV.
After spending almost a decade at ESPN in a variety of roles including “SportsCenter” anchor, co-host of “First Take,” NBA sideline reporter and “XCenter” host, Jacobson left Connecticut for New York City where she embarked on both radio and television work. In two years as a national sports radio morning show host she was named one of the most influential women in radio. Her current television work with CBS Sports Network includes hosting studio shows for college football and basketball. Jacobson is also one of the panelists on the all-female sports show “We Need To Talk,” a guest host for “Rome,” and reporter for “The NFL Today.” A proud graduate of the University of Michigan she began her television career behind the scenes as an assignment desk editor in her hometown of Detroit, Michigan.