AHMED FAREED JOINS COMCAST SPORTSNET BAY AREA
Former MLB Network Host Joins Comcast SportsNet as Newest Anchor/Reporter for SportsNet Central
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (January 8, 2013) – Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, the home of “Authentic Bay Area Sports,” today announced that Ahmed Fareed (@AhmedFareedCSN) has joined the network and will serve as an anchor and reporter for its signature sports news program SportsNet Central. He begins his new role on Jan. 14. The announcement was made by Ted Griggs, President of Comcast SportsNet Bay Area.
Fareed most recently was a host and reporter at the MLB Network (2011-2012), appearing in studio programming, including MLB Tonight, Hot Stove, Quick Pitch and 30 Clubs in 30 Days.
Griggs stated, “Ahmed has established himself as one of the most accomplished and versatile sportscasters in the business today, with extensive knowledge of Major League Baseball, the Giants, and the A’s. We are pleased that he will further enhance the depth of our roster of talented anchors and reporters, and bring his impressive credentials to Comcast SportsNet. I am confident that Ahmed’s reporting and commentary will resonate with the many passionate Bay Area sports fans.”
Fareed added, "There are few places that are more distinct than the Bay Area, and I absolutely fell in love with it during my time covering the Giants during their playoff run. All the teams in the area have so much history and so many passionate fans, it honestly is a privilege to be able to cover them.”
Prior to joining the MLB Network, Fareed spent five years as an anchor and reporter in Norfolk, Va. for WAVY-TV (NBC)/WVBT-TV (FOX; 2005-2010), where he covered the Washington Redskins, the Orioles Triple-A affiliate Norfolk Tides, and Virginia Tech and University of Virginia football. Before Norfolk, he was a weekend sports anchor at WILX-TV (NBC; 2004-2005) and WSYM-TV (FOX; 2003-2004) in Lansing, Mich. He began his career as a sports photographer at WXMI-TV (FOX; 2002-2003) in Grand Rapids, Mich.
Fareed, a native of Sparta, Mich., is a 2002 graduate of SyracuseUniversity's S.I.NewhouseSchool of Public Communications, where he majored in Broadcast Journalism. Fareed, 33, and his wife, Cathleen, reside in San Francisco.
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