Chris Broussard is an internationally-known NBA analyst for the ABC and ESPN television networks as well as an award-winning journalist for ESPN The Magazine and ESPN.com. Chris has shared the screen with some of the NBA’s legendary figures, including Magic Johnson, with whom he co-starred on the ”KIA NBA Countdown Show” during the 2011-2012 season. He can be seen on a near-daily basis on ESPN’s “SportsCenter,’’ “Outside the Lines ” and “First Take.’’ Chris’ achievements led to his being named one of the 100 Black History Makers of 2012 by Thegrio.com, the African-American news arm of NBC.
Chris, who worked at The New York Times from 1998-2004, is a 1990 graduate of Oberlin College, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in English. In addition to his work as a journalist, he is a published author. His first book, “Not Without Scars: The Inspiring Life Journey of Mark C. Olds’’ was published in 2000. Chris is the Founder and President of a National Christian Men's Movement called K.I.N.G., which stands for Knowledge, Inspiration and Nuture through God. Along with gospel recording artist Fred Hammond, Chris is a National Chair and Spokesperson for the “Ties Never Broken’’ campaign, which is sponsored by Fathers Incorporated. He is also a spokesperson for Allan Houston’s “Father Knows Best” program and a Board member of Write-On Sports, a sports journalism program for minority teenagers. Chris is a frequent speaker at churches, colleges, high schools, charitable fundraisers and youth-related events. One of his oratorical gifts is his versatility, as he has addressed congregations as varied as Baptist, Methodist, Pentecostal, Charismatic, Catholic and Congregational. He has also taught seminars on the Biblical heritage of African people.
For Chris’s work with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Flint (Mich.), Mayor Dayne Walling issued a public proclamation declaring September 17, 2010 “Chris Broussard Day.’’ In 1997, Cleveland, Ohio’s Bright Star Baptist Church honored him as an African-American Man of Achievement. An avid reader of African-American and African history, Chris, born in 1968, is also a member of the hip-hop generation. His knowledge of Black history, his experiences growing up in multicultural environments and his enthusiasm and respect for hip-hop culture gives him a unique ability to connect with listeners of all ages and races. Born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Broussard now lives with his wife and their twin daughters in New Jersey.
Conversation - Tom Cole with Chris Broussard from New Canaan Society
“Faith, Media, and Sports” featuring Chris Broussard and Lisa Fenn from Institute for Faith & Learning.
Chris Broussard has an uncanny ability to reel you in with his life's testimony, which brings ministry to you and creates inspiration in you. He's an effective communicator not just in the world of sports but in any environment where an audience is present.
Pastor Fred Price Jr.
Chris Broussard uses his voice and platform to help motivate and inspire others to reach their full potential by dedicating themselves to excellence and perseverance. His wisdom, knowledge and experience continues to be a source of strength and hope - especially for young people.
NBA Hall of Famer Isaiah Thomas
The message we received from Chris Broussard could not have been delivered any better if President Obama himself had given the keynote speech.
Rev. Joseph Calhoun
Those who follow Chris as a reporter and sideline analyst for the NBA on ESPN recognize his professional excellence. He is very good at what he does. But he is even more impressive on a personal level - as a man of character, commitment, enthusiasm, faith, integrity and passion.
Chris Broussard's work ethic is second to none. The trust that people have in him is quite evident, and he is of the highest order when it comes to character and integrity.
James Brown, Emmy Award-winning Broadcaster