Join us for Sports Bowl 57 Radio Row of the Sports Philanthropy Podcast as Nate Burleson from the NFL Media and University of Nevada, Reno sits down with our hosts Roy Kessel and Kayla Bradham to share details of the incredible work that he is doing for Big Brothers Big Sister programs and helping juveniles mentorship.
Nate Burleson is a former NFL wide reciever and NFL Network & CBS host. He is now at Paramount (formerly ViacomCBS), co-hosting CBS Mornings and covering football for CBS on its The NFL Today program, as well as on Nickelodeon. He previously co-hosted Good Morning Football on NFL Network, along with being a New York correspondent for the entertainment news program Extra. He has been featured on several rap songs under the name New Balance
Burleson attended a Broadcast Boot Camp put on by the NFL in 2012. After his playing career ended in 2014, he began working as an analyst for the NFL Network. In 2015, Burleson was also a member of the Detroit Lions preseason broadcast team as a color commentator for the Detroit Lions Television Network. In 2016, Good Morning Football debuted on NFL Network with Burleson, Kay Adams, Kyle Brandt, and Peter Schrager as co-hosts. Burleson joined the NFL on CBS team as a studio analyst for The NFL Today for the 2017 season, while still serving as co-host of Good Morning Football. He is a two-time Sports Emmy Award winner for Outstanding Studio Analyst (2021 and 2022). Burleson made headlines after his pregame prediction of the Kansas City Chiefs defeating the Philadelphia Eagles by a score of 38 to 35 in Super Bowl LVII came to fruition.
Burleson expanded his work with CBS and its sister properties in 2021, first as the color commentator for the NFL Wild Card game airing on Nickelodeon then as host for the first season of The Challenge: All Stars reunion show on Paramount+. By August, CBS had named Burleson a co-anchor for CBS Mornings, a retooling of CBS This Morning, alongside Gayle King and Tony Dokoupil. He also continued with Nickelodeon as a host of its new weekly highlights show NFL Slimetime and reteamed with Noah Eagle and Gabrielle Nevaeh Green on the network’s 2022 Wild Card broadcast. The trio also called Nickelodeon’s Christmas Day broadcast later in the year. The network later announced that Burleson would co-host the 2023 Kids’ Choice Awards with social media superstar Charli D’Amelio.
Highlights of Nate’s Podcast
- 01:25 The relationship between sports industry and communities
- 07:20 The mentorship on juveniles and the effectiveness of Big Brother Big Sister organization
- 13:28 The future plan and service of teenagers mentorship and care
- 14:46 The importance of Big Brother Big Sister program
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