Named Executive Producer of NBA Inside Stuff and NBA Entertainment-produced specials in March 1998, Emmy Award-winning sportscaster Ahmad Rashad has hosted Inside Stuff on NBC since 1998. Rashad is also a host for the NBA on NBC studio show. In addition to his duties with Inside Stuff and NBA Entertainment, Rashad has worked with NBC Sports since 1983 where he joined the network as an NFL commentator and reporter for NBC’s Sports World. Since that time, he has extended his duties to include studio hosting, feature reporting, analysis and commentary for a variety of sports and events. That includes his extensive work on NBC’s coverage of the NBA.
At the 1996 Games in Atlanta, he served as a weekend host and late night correspondent. In 1992, Rashad was one of the hosts of NBC’s Olympic TripleCast from Barcelona, and in 1988, he served as a studio anchor during coverage of the Seoul Olympics. His efforts in Seoul later earned him an Emmy for writing.
After working on the NFL on NBC from 1983 to 1988 as a pre-game host, Rashad was moved to the booth in 1989 to serve as an analyst. In 1994, he moved back to the studio after being named pre-game show co-host and he stayed in that position through the end of the 1997-98 season and Super Bowl XXXII. Rashad has also lent his talents to Notre Dame Saturday, where in 1991 he was a host, the NBC Sports Update, where he has served as an anchor and as a commentator for various SportsWorld telecasts.
A graduate of the University of Oregon, where he was a two-time All-American, Rashad was the 1995 Recipient of the University’s Pioneer Award, the highest honor given to an alumni; and he serves on the Board of Trustees for the University of Oregon. Rashad also holds an honorary degree of Doctor of Journalism from the University of Puget Sound. An All-Pro, Rashad was a four-time Pro-Bowl selection for the Minnesota Vikings and was voted to the Vikings All-time 25th Anniversary Team and most recently the 40th Anniversary team. He is also the author of the best-seller Rashad: Vikes, Mikes and Something on the Backside.