Former New York Giant great Tiki Barber has been named a correspondent for NBC News’ “Today” and an analyst for NBC’s “Football Night in America.” The announcement was made Tuesday by Dick Ebersol, Chairman, NBC Universal Sports & Olympics, and Steve Capus, President, NBC News.
Barber will begin at “Today” in April.
“Tiki Barber is one of those rare personalities who appeals to virtually every audience imaginable,” said NBC Universal President and CEO, Jeff Zucker. “I’m thrilled that he’s found his new home here at NBC, and I’m confident that this next phase of his career will be an unqualified success.”
In his illustrious 10-year playing career, Barber set virtually every career offensive record for the Giants, while being voted to three NFL Pro Bowls. He holds the Giants all-time mark with 10,449 career rushing yards, and Barber’s 586 receptions and 15,632 yards from scrimmage also are Giants career bests. Barber saved his best for last. In his final regular-season game, Barber rushed for 234 yards in a victory over the Washington Redskins, setting a franchise record and helping the Giants clinch a berth in the playoffs.
“Tiki’s got that natural curiosity that makes a journalist tick,” Capus said. “He personifies the fresh perspective and creative sensibility that the audience at ‘Today’ has come to expect, and I can’t wait for him to get started.”