Erik Kuselias is a media personality specialized in sports commentary and analysis. In this capacity, he has presented several programs on various sports activities both on radio and television. He is a familiar face/voice on U.S. TV/radio, and he is known for the intelligent and entertaining way he discusses sports. From the NFL to the PGA, NASCAR, and college football to fantasy football, this veteran sportscaster has done it all. Kuselias has been featured on ESPN2, ESPN Radio, NBC Sports Network, NBC Sports Radio, and several other major sports channels.
Erik Kuselias Bio (Age)
Erik Kuselias was born on November 6, 1968. He was born and raised in Hamden, New Haven County, Connecticut. He grew up with four siblings, including a brother named Christopher. He attended Hamden High School and was a star on the school baseball team. Among other highlights of his high school career, he received all-state honors. A number of his teammates such as Jeff Bagwell, Brad Ausmus, and Mo Vaughn eventually became professional baseball players and made the leap into MLB.
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For his college education, Kuselias attended Brown University in Rhode Island. His passion for baseball continued, and he played in the first baseman position for the Brown University Bears. He graduated in 1991 with a double major in organizational behavior management and public policy. He later earned a JD degree from the University of Michigan Law School and was a member of the Sports Law Society.
After completing his legal education, Erik Kuselias joined a law firm – Goldblatt, Kuselias and Rashba P.C. – in his hometown of Hamden, where he eventually achieved the position of managing partner. In 1998, he was accepted into a doctoral program at Columbia University School of Journalism with an emphasis on journalism and law with a thesis on the economics of Major League Baseball.
It is interesting to note that Erik Kuselias is a member of Mensa International, a long-established international organization dedicated exclusively to people with high IQs. Apparently, the legal profession became boring for him at some point, and in search of a more interesting career, he ventured into radio. Erik, who still works as a lawyer and has virtually no radio or television experience, joined his oldest brother Christopher to co-host an hour-long weekly show on WELI-AM, a small radio station in Connecticut.
After the success of their small radio show, Erik Kuselias and his brother Chris caught the attention of the ESPN radio network and were invited to audition for the host roles in the network’s drive-time program. The show was originally launched under the name The Sports Brothers, but the name was later changed to The SportsBash. He became the sole host of the show after his brother left the show in 2005 to pursue other opportunities. His work as a host on ESPN radio began in July 2003, and in 2004 he was given an additional assignment for the NFL, which led to the introduction of another show, The NFL.
Kuselias’s moderator job with The SportsBash ended in January 2007, and the following month he made his debut as a moderator for NASCAR Now on ESPN2, where he covered and analyzed NASCAR car racing. He only served as the host of NASCAR Now for one year and was replaced by Nicole Manske in 2008 when he left the show.
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In February 2009, he launched a daily sports talk show, The Erik Kuselia’s Show. He also created and hosted the Emmy Award-winning show Fantasy Football Now on ESPN2. On January 3, 2011, he started as co-host of Morning Drive on the Golf Channel. A year later he joined NBC Sports, the parent company of the Golf Channel. He recently moved to Genesis Communications, where he hosts a series of sports talk shows on the company’s Florida-based radio stations and also on their digital platforms.
Family Life and Wife of The Radio Host
Apparently, Erik Kuselias and his better half are also professional colleagues. His wife Holly Sonders (née Holly Niederkohr) is a well-known sports presenter and reporter. She joined Fox Sports in 2015 and is widely regarded as one of the key members of the network’s golf reporting team.
Sonders’ approach to sports broadcasting is very similar to that of her husband. As a two-time high school athlete, she played both golf and basketball. During her 4-year high school career, she received all-district honors in golf. She moved to Michigan State University where she studied journalism and also played golf for the school’s athletics team, the Michigan State Spartans. However, after she sustained a knee injury that required surgery, Sonders shifted her focus from sports to broadcasting.