Published on Thursday, 06 September 2012 13:15
WMAQ-TV/NBC 5 Chicago has signed new Chicago Bears wide receiver, Brandon Marshall to a contract that has him becoming a regular weekly contributor to the station's weekend sports wrap-up program, "Sports Sunday," throughout the NFL's regular season. Marshall will make his first appearance on the show this weekend, on Sunday, September 9th, to discuss the Chicago Bears season opening game from earlier in the day.
Brandon Marshall, who attended the University of Central Florida, was originally drafted by the Denver Broncos in 2006, where he became a star receiver, set NFL records, and was elected to the Pro Bowl twice. In 2010, he was traded to the Miami Dolphins, where he was again elected to the Pro Bowl. In March of this year, he was traded to the Chicago Bears, the team he most wanted to play for, reuniting him with quarterback Jay Cutler, who he had a tremendous relationship with in Denver.
Marshall and his wife, Michi, oversee Project Borderline, a nonprofit organization founded by Marshall, which is devoted to raising awareness for Borderline Personality Disorder.
Andrew Stroth, Marshall's Chicago-based agent, said in a statement this afternoon: "Brandon is committed to winning a Super Bowl with the Chicago Bears. The relationship with NBC is a unique opportunity to explore his interest in broadcast journalism, expand the impact of Project Borderline and get involved with NBC's community outreach initiatives."
Larry Wert, WMAQ-TV's President and General Manager, said today: "We think Brandon will have a dynamic impact on the field and will bring interesting insight to our viewers. He and his wife Michi are looking to connect with the Chicago community as well."
WMAQ-TV's "Sports Sunday" will air at approximately 10:50pm each Sunday evening. Due to the unpredictable length of the live "NBC Sunday Night Football" broadcast from earlier in the evening, that time will vary from week to week throughout the football season. The host for "Sports Sunday" is most often former Chicago Bear Mike Adamle, with reports by Peggy Kusinski. However, WMAQ-TV's sports hosts/reporters/contributors will vary often, using personalities from sister-station Comcast SportsNet Chicago and other freelance contributors.