Longtime journalist Rob Parker is a regular contributor on FS1’s Skip and Shannon and co-host of The Odd Couple with Chris Broussard on FOX Sports Radio. Parker began his sports writing career at the Detroit Free Press in 1993, becoming the paper’s first African-American sports columnist. A trailblazer throughout his career, Parker moved on to New York, becoming the first African-American general sports columnist for Newsday in 1995. He eventually returned to his roots and wrote for the Detroit News for nearly a decade (2000-08) and contributed to a number of other papers throughout the years. Parker currently writes for “The Shadow League.”
Parker has been a mainstay on Detroit sports television since 1994, when he became a contributor to WDIV’s “Sports Final Edition.” He held that position until earlier this year, when he transitioned to his current role as the sports anchor for WXYZ/WMYD’s nightly “Action News.” Parker graduated with a degree in journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. He went on to receive a Master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University.
Longtime journalist and NBA analyst, Chris Broussard serves as co-host of FS1’s First Things First. Broussard rose to national prominence as an NBA reporter at The New York Times, where he covered the Knicks and Nets as well as the NBA at-large from 1998 to 2004. Broussard got his start in sports writing at the Cleveland Plain Dealer in 1990, before becoming the Cleveland Cavaliers’ beat writer for the Akron Beacon Journal in 1994.
Broussard joined ESPN in 2004, where he contributed to the network across a number of platforms, including articles for “ESPN The Magazine” and ESPN.com. He was a frequent contributor on “SportsCenter,” providing viewers with the latest NBA news and insights from the sidelines. Broussard also made regular appearances on “NBA Countdown” and “First Take,” alongside FS1 colleague Skip Bayless, whom he now joins as a regular contributor on Unidsputed.