Fran Charles is a versatile and accomplished studio host who can be seen on multiple sports networks, including NHL Network and MLB Network. At NHL Network, he appears as a studio host on various programs, most notably the flagship studio show NHL Tonight. Similarly, he contributes as a studio host on MLB Network since March 2013.
Before joining NHL Network and MLB Network, Charles made his mark as a studio host for NFL Network. His contributions to NFL GameDay Final, NFL Total Access, and Around the League showcased his expertise and engaging hosting style.
Additionally, he hosted PGA Tour Sunday on USA Network and served as a play-by-play announcer for the HBO Sports series Boxing After Dark and KO Nation. His involvement with HBO also extended to HBO Pay-Per-View Boxing and World Championship Boxing.
Charles’ extensive broadcasting career includes roles as a sports anchor and reporter for notable networks such as NBC Sports, WNBC-TV in New York, WHDH-TV in Boston, and WDTN-TV in Dayton. He embarked on his broadcasting journey at KSDK-TV in St. Louis, working in the news department.
Academically, Charles holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from Stanford University and a Master’s degree from the Columbia School of Journalism, reflecting his commitment to excellence in his field.
With his wealth of experience and dynamic hosting abilities, Fran Charles continues to captivate audiences across different sports networks. His passion for sports and his skillful hosting make him a trusted and respected figure in the industry.