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The teenage son of Fox Sports anchor Chris Myers has been killed in a car accident. The Associated Press reported Saturday that Christopher Myers, 19, died in Southern California, where the Myers family lives. Fox Sports told the AP that the elder Myers will “be given as much time off as he needs” (AP, 2/17). Perhaps best known as a sideline reporter for the NFL on FOX, Myers serves the studio host for NASCAR coverage on the network. During his [...]
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FOX Sports NASCAR studio host and NFL on FOX sideline reporter Chris Myers will miss Daytona Speedweeks broadcasts due to the death of his son, Christopher.
"It is with tremendous sadness that the FOX Sports family acknowledges the passing of Christopher Myers, 19, son of NASCAR on FOX studio host Chris Myers," said Eddie Motl, Manager of FOX Sports Media Relations.
Some sad news to report throughout our mix of snark, cynicism, and all-around critical posts here at Awful Announcing. Fox's Chris Myers has been pulled from coverage of the Daytona 500, scheduled to take place on February 26th, after Myers' son Christopher was killed in a car accident in California. Myers was just 19 years old.
Myers will be replaced in the FOX studio...