Michael Strahan just landed his first TV job - as a football analyst for Fox.
SI’s Richard Deitch reports that the recently retired lineman will be joining Terry, Howie, Jimmy & Curt Menefee in the Fox Studios in Los Angeles this fall. A press conference is scheduled for Tuesday to make the official announcement.
Strahan has been looking for big opportunities on the small screen since jettisoning himself from the Giants roster. And signing with Fox could help Michael achieve his long-term goal - to host a late night talk show.
If Strahan would have went with NBC, he’d have to wait until Jay Leno & Conan O’Brien hung up their mics. If he went to ABC, Michael would have Jimmy Kimmel in his way.
But Fox is wide open, having kept their late-night slots free from chatter since the demise of “The Chevy Chase Show.” So, Mike, you’re chances of gabbing it up sooner than later look pretty good.