FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live) - Valley News Live (KVLY, KXJB, MVLY, and NXJB) and NBC sister stations KFYR, KQCD, KUMV, and KMOT announce Monday that former NFL and NDSU Bison football player, Kyle Emanuel, will join the NBC North Dakota Broadcast team and provide analysis and commentary from a player perspective during the 2019-2020 North Dakota State University Football season.
“We are excited to have Kyle join the Valley News Live team and to continue building on the strong broadcast legacy that Bison fans have come to know and appreciate. His expertise will give viewers a player’s insights into what is happening on the field and in the locker room,” said Valley News Live Vice President & General Manager, Ike Walker.
Valley News Live Sports Director, Beth Hoole, is excited to have a former Bison player amp up the show, “His insight will raise the bar of our Bison coverage to new heights. He has been inside that locker room and will give fans a great, fresh perspective each week.”
Kyle played college football for North Dakota State University where NDSU won four straight FCS championships. In 2014 he won the Buck Buchanan Award and was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL Draft. In the spring of 2019 Kyle retired from the NFL.
When asked about joining the NBC North Dakota Broadcast crew Kyle said, “I am beyond excited to join the Bison pregame show for the upcoming season. Since I retired I have been looking for something new that I am passionate about and I can think of nothing better than talking NDSU football. I look forward to adding insight on what it’s like to play for such a historic program.”
Emanuel will also make some appearances as a co-host on North Dakota Today, the locally produced lifestyle show that airs on KVLY weekdays at 9am. Emanuel’s first appearance on NDT is schedule for Monday, June 24th. North Dakota Today launched September 9th, 2014.
Valley News Live and (KVLY, KXJB, MVLY, NXJB) NBC sister stations KFYR, KQCD, KUMV, and KMOT are owned and operated by Gray Media Incorporated. Gray currently owns and/or operates television stations and leading digital properties in 93 television markets, including the number-one rated television station in 68 markets. Gray’s stations cover approximately 24 percent of the US television households and broadcast approximately 400 separate programming streams, including nearly 150 affiliates of the CBS/NBC/ABC/FOX networks. Gray also owns video program production, marketing, and digital businesses including Raycom Sports, Tupelo-Raycom, and RTM Studios, the producer of PowerNation programs and content.