Emmy® Award-winning sportscaster, Ahmad Rashad serves as executive producer and host of the NBA TV special series One on One with Ahmad, featuring Rashad interviewing various players to get their perspective about life on and off the court, executive producer of Back9Network and host of the original series the Ahmad Rashad show. Rashad is best known for serving as host, executive producer and managing editor of the Emmy®-nominated show NBA Inside Stuff for 16 seasons, the longest running sports show of its educational and informational format.
Rashad was a part of the ESPN/ABC NBA team, providing lifestyle features and essays for both networks. He was co-host for ABC Sports' NBA halftime show and the network’s Finals pregame show in 2004 and 2005. Rashad’s work has appeared on ESPN's SportsCenter, NBA 2Night, NBA FastBreak and other studio programming. In 2003, he served as host for ABC’s top-rated reality shows, Celebrity Mole Hawaii and Celebrity Mole Yucatan.
Rashad worked for NBC as an NFL commentator and analyst, anchored NBC Sports Update and hosted Notre Dame Saturday and NBC’s Sports World. In 1994, he was named the studio pregame host of the NFL on NBC, including Super Bowl coverage. Rashad continued his hosting duties through the 1997-98 season and Super Bowl XXXII. He was also a key contributor for the network’s coverage of the NBA, which began in 1990, as a courtside reporter and studio host throughout the regular season, the All-Star Game, NBA Playoffs and Finals.
At the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, Rashad served as a weekend host and late night correspondent. He also hosted NBC's Olympic TripleCast from Barcelona in 1992 and served as a studio anchor during coverage of the 1988 Seoul Olympics. His efforts in Seoul earned him an Emmy® for writing.
Rashad has earned multiple Emmy® nominations, including Edited Sports Special/Executive Producer (Soul of the Game), Outstanding Sports Personality, Studio Host (NBA Inside Stuff), Outstanding Sports Special (NBA Stay in School Special), Outstanding Edited Sports Series, Outstanding Feature, Outstanding Sports Personality Analyst (Commentary)/NBC and Outstanding Sports Personality/NBC.
Rashad was named to the College Football Hall of Fame in 2007 for being an All-America running back at the University of Oregon. Rashad was the fourth player selected in the 1972 NFL draft. As a professional football star, Rashad was selected for the Pro-Bowl four times (1978-1981) for the Minnesota Vikings. He was also voted to the Vikings All-Time 25th and 40th Anniversary teams.