EXCLUSIVE: UTA has signed broadcaster Rich Eisen, who has been a key player at NFL Network since being hired away from ESPN before the network launched. He is also the host of The Rich Eisen Show on DirecTV’s Audience Network. That daily show, in its third season, bridges sports and pop culture, and Eisen has interviewed everyone from Matthew McConaughey, Matt Damon and Will Ferrell to Larry David Bryan Cranston and Snoop Dogg. Eisen, who had been at CAA, continues to anchor NFL Network’s coverage of the NFL Draft, Pro Football Hall of Fame induction weekend, NFL Scouting Combine and the Super Bowl.
UTA also will represent Eisen’s production company, where he is partnered with wife, Suzy Shuster, in developing scripted comedy and drama, and short- and longform nonscripted content for television and film. He also hatched NFL.com’s first podcast — The Rich Eisen Podcast — which led to his DirecTV show, and wrote the book Total Access: A Journey to the Center of the NFL Universe.