Pat O’Brien is an American author and radio host….who is best known for his work as a sportscaster with CBS Sports from 1981 to 1997….as well as his work as the anchor and host of Access Hollywood from 1997 to 2004….and The Insider from 2004 to 2008. O’Brien covered six Olympic Games….with two being for CBS in 1992 and 1994…..and four for NBC in 2000, 2002, 2004 and 2012. He has also covered the World Series, Super Bowl, NBA Finals and Final Four as a pregame host while at CBS. He wrote the book Talkin’ Sports: A B.S.-er’s Guide, published in 1998….and released an autobiography, I’ll Be Back Right After This, in 2014.
Pat O’Brien is perhaps best known for his sixteen-year association with CBS Sports….which he joined in 1981….and while at CBS, O’Brien covered the Super Bowl, World Series, NBA Draft, NBA Finals, Winter Olympic Games, the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, NCAA Football Championship and the Final Four….plus, he hosted the short-lived (3 weeks) late night talk show Overtime…With Pat O’Brien. He has also hosted VH1’s Fairway to Heaven and Lift Ticket to Ride. In 1990, he was a regular on The NFL Today with Greg Gumbel, Terry Bradshaw and Lesley Visser…..and in this video herewith….he gets to interview America’s favorite hero, Mary Lou Retton, at the 38th NBA All Star Game.