Beginning July 1, two-time Super Bowl champion and former NBC sports analyst Hines Ward will join HLN’s Morning Express with Robin Meade. He will serve as the morning show’s sports anchor, replacing Brian McFayden.
Based at the network’s headquarters in Atlanta, Ward will also provide analysis and commentary on major sporting events and breaking news across all CNN platforms, including CNN/U.S., CNN Digital, CNNMoney and CNN International.
“I’m incredibly grateful to HLN and CNN for welcoming me to their prestigious team,” said Ward. “Throughout my career, I’ve always envisioned myself as more than just a football player and this platform will allow me to express myself in different and unique ways. I’m excited to be able to share my journey and my stories with our audiences, both in the US and worldwide.”
“Hines is a true champion with such a wining personality,” said Bill Galvin, SVP, Sports Programming, in a statement. “His perspective on sports extends well beyond the football field – a fresh voice we’re excited to share with HLN and CNN audiences.”