Curt Menefee on America's Top Dog

Curt Menefee

Curt Menefee is the host of A&E’s competition series America’s Top Dog and is a veteran studio and game broadcaster who quarterbacks FOX NFL Sunday, America’s most-watched pregame show which recently was inducted into the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Broadcasting Hall of Fame, each week as a 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, Tony Gonzalez, and Michael Strahan during the NFL season. Not only is Curt the host of the award-winning and most-watched pregame/halftime show in sports, but The OT wrap-up show on FOX, which he also hosts, was the #4 rated property in all of primetime last year.

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 League coverage on FOX Sports and FSN. Through his work at WNYW FOX5 and MSG in New York, Menefee established himself as one of 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. Before 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 reporter at WISC-TV (CBS) in Madison, WI and WOI-TV (ABC) in Des Moines, Iowa.

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.

Menefee has compiled quite the collection of passport stamps, as well. Since graduating from Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, with a Bachelor of Arts degree and currently serves on the school’s Board of Trustees, he has been to all seven continents, nearly 90 countries, and many of the world’s most famous landmarks. With favorite vacation spots, including New Zealand and much of South America, Menefee approaches both his life and his career from a truly global perspective. In 2016, Menefee authored a book entitled Losing Isn’t Everything: The Untold Stories and Hidden Lessons Behind the Toughest Losses in Sports History. A refreshing and thought-provoking look at athletes whose legacies have been reduced to one defining moment of defeat—those on the flip side of an epic triumph—and what their experiences can teach us about competition, life, and the human spirit.