A couple of weeks ago, Fox Soccer Channel viewers started hearing the dulcet voice of new presenter Andy Houlihan (as first reported here
). Since then, we’ve found out — according to a spokesperson at Fox Soccer Channel — that Houlihan’s position at FSC is temporary. He’s a freelancer from SkySports who lives in Beverly Hills.
Here’s more background about Houlihan from his bio, courtesy of Fox:
Andy Houlihan began his career in the Network Newsroom with the BBC in London. After University, he returned to the BBC and soon became a respected news producer and reporter.
His life-long love of sport – he played schoolboy soccer at Premiership club Watford FC – led him to move from news to sports broadcasting in early 90’s.
Since then Andy has had a very successful sports broadcasting career in the UK, covering some of the world’s most prestigious sporting events for the BBC TV and Radio, ITV Sport, Sky News, Sky Sports, Bloomberg and Independent Television News.
He has consistently covered Premiership, Championship, Champions League, Uefa Cup and International Soccer for the past 10 years for a variety of International Television and Radio Networks.
He has interviewed David Beckham, Sven Goran-Eriksson, Michael Owen, Rio Ferdinand, Alan Shearer, Thierry Henry, Patrick Viera, Roy Keane and Sir Alex Ferguson among the hundreds of interviews he has conducted during his career.
During his time at Sky Sports, Andy reported and presented from various locations across the UK and Europe, including the 1998 World Cup Finals in France and the 2000 European Championships in Belgium and the Netherlands.
Andy was also the co-host of the ‘Sports Breakfast’ with former Ipswich, Spurs and Manchester United striker Alan Brazil on ‘talk SPORT,’ the Uk’s first National All Sports Commercial Radio Station. Andy went on to present ‘Sports Zone’ on the Network on which he interviewed soccer legends George Best and the victorious England World Cup winners of 1966.