“America’s Top Dog” host Curt Menefee is a veteran studio and game broadcaster, who currently quarterbacks FOX NFL SUNDAY America’s most-watched pregame show each week as studio host. Menefee, who joined as the full-time host in 2007, teams with co-host Terry Bradshaw and studio analysts Howie Long, Jimmy Johnson and Michael Strahan during the NFL season. During special UFC main events on FOX, Menefee welcomes fans and sets the exciting scene. He began hosting UFC on FOX’s prefight coverage at the first main event in November 2011. In 2015, Menefee hosted the network’s inaugural U.S. Open Golf Championship coverage from Chambers Bay.
Menefee also hosts the UEFA Champions League final pregame show for FOX Sports, a role he began in 2010. The event joined a select few major international soccer championships ever to receive broadcast television exposure in the U.S.
He began his career at FOX Sports in 1997 as a sideline reporter, and later moved to the game booth to call play-by-play for NFL and NFL Europe Leauge coverage on FOX Sports and FSN. Through his works WNYW FOX5 and MSG in New York, Menefee established himself as one the Big Apple’s most popular sportscasters. Menefee came to WNYW-TV from KTVT-TV in Dallas where he was the sports director and weeknight sports anchor. He also hosted a daily two-hour show on The Ticket sports radio in Dallas. Prior to his arrival in Dallas, Menefee anchored sports for WTLV-TV (NBC) in Jacksonville. Menefee’s resume also includes experience as host of a live two-hour daily sportscast on Sports News Network, a nationwide cable sports program, as well as sports anchor and reporter at WISC-TV (CBS) in Madison, WI and WOI-TV (ABC) in Des Moines, Iowa.
Menefee graduated Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, with a Bachelor of Arts degree and currently serves on the school’s Board of Trustees. He is the author of Losing Isn’t Everything, released in November 2016 by publisher Harper Collins. Menefee hosted the series Hello Goodbye, which premiered on the Travel Channel in 2016. A lover of travel, when he’s not working in the network’s Los Angeles studios, Menefee has visited more than 80 countries and has touched down on all seven continents.
Menefee has received several awards for his sports anchoring and reporting, including the Associated Press Award for Best Sports Reporter in New York and four Katie Awards (the Texas equivalent of an Emmy) for Best Sportscast and Best Sports Special.