Dan Patrick, longtime host of The Dan Patrick Show, has informed listeners that he will be leaving Fox Sports Net and moving to a new national channel in the near future.
John Ourand of the Sports Business Journal relayed the news via Twitter and speculated that the relocation would likely be to the NBC Sports Network.
On the air this morning, Dan Patrick confirmed he is leaving FSN. He said he'll be on a new national channel soon. That's got to be NBCSN.— John Ourand (@Ourand_SBJ) October 16, 2012
Patrick became popular in the mid-1990s as an anchor on ESPN’s flagship SportsCenter program and held various positions around the company until August of 2007, when he amicably split from ABC/ESPN to start his own radio show.
He’s one of the more recognizable figures in sports broadcasting and has appeared in numerous films—mostly in collaboration with Adam Sandler and his Happy Madison production company—including That's My Boy, Just Go With It, Grown Ups, The House Bunny, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, The Longest Yard and The Waterboy.
Patrick has been with NBC in some capacity since 2008, when the network announced he would co-host Football Night in America every Sunday during the NFL season—a job he still has to this day. He partnered with Al Michaels to co-host the Olympic Games in 2012 and helped with the Peacock's Stanley Cup coverage in 2010-11.
It would be a natural extension of his current obligations to move his show to NBC, as he has little to do with Fox outside of being broadcast on its sports radio station and simulcast on some of its networks.
We’ll keep you updated right here when we find out exactly where Dan Patrick will be taking his talents, so stay tuned.