Pat O'Brien is co-anchor of Access Hollywood, and has had a diverse background in broadcast journalism spanning twenty years.
Before joining "Access Hollywood," O'Brien was an anchor for CBS Sports, where he worked since joining the network in 1981. At CBS, he anchored the network's coverage of the world's premiere sporting events, including the Winter Olympics Games, the Super Bowl, the World Series, the NBA Finals, and the NCAA Tournament and Final Four. In preparation for the 1996 and 2000 Olympics, O'Brien hosted a series of syndicated television specials called "The Road to Olympic Gold."
2001, O'Brien returned to the Olympics as host of NBC's late-night coverage of the events in Salt Lake City. O'Brien interviewed athletes, celebrities and fans from the Olympic Medals Plaza. O'Brien is also an accomplished writer. He has penned a regular sports column for the New York Daily News, monthly columns for Inside Sports and Live! Magazines and guest columns for TV Guide. In 1998, his first book, "Talkin' Sports: A B.S.-er's Guide," was published by Villard Books. Currently, he serves as the Gadget Editor for Gear magazine and werits an entertainment column for Ego magazine.
Prior to joining CBS in 1981, O'Brien held reporter positions at KNXT-TV (now KCBS- TV) in Los Angeles, and WMAQ-TV in Chicago. He began his career as a production assistant on "The Huntley-Brinkley Report."
O'Brien is a graduate of the University of South Dakota, and he studied international economics at the Paul R. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University in Washington, D.C. He resides with his wife and their son in Los Angeles.
Pat O'Brien takes five athletes: Michael Jordan, Dr. J, Mickey Mantle, Magic Johnson, and Larry Bird and explains how you can take the traits that made them mvps and incorporate them into your business or life. Pat has great anecdotes about each athlete and poignant stories of how they got to the top of their games.