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Rich Eisen Says His COVID-19 Experience Is Tale of Vaccine Triumph

Rich Eisen thought he was about to head off a long-planned vacation to Italy earlier this month, but he wound up being quarantined in a Boston hotel room for 10 days after testing positive for COVID-19.

Eisen, the longtime NFL Network analyst and host of Peacock’s daily “The Rich Eisen Show,” has been vaccinated since February. He was shocked to learn that his COVID test in preparation for his flight to Italy came back positive, only five days after his most recent negative test. Less than 48 hours after he noticed a tickle in the back of his throat that he chalked up to allergies, Eisen was suddenly under quarantine orders.

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“You could have knocked me over with a feather” after learning of his positive test, Eisen told Variety. Along with his wife, sports reporter and podcast host Suzy Shuster, Eisen has tried to be

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Peacock Takes Exclusive Rights To ‘The Rich Eisen Show’ In Sports Talk Push

Peacock will become the exclusive home of The Rich Eisen Show this fall as part of a planned push into sports talk by the NBCUniversal streaming service.

The three-hour daily talker has already been in the NBCUniversal family. Returning from a summer break on August 17, it will air for a few weeks on NBCSN before moving fully to Peacock in October.

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Apart from his eponymous show and podcast, which launched in 2014, Eisen is known for his eight-year stint as an anchor on ESPN SportsCenter and then as the NFL Network’s first talent hire in 2003. He remains the main host on NFL Network.

The structure of Peacock and its focus on advertising motivated the deal. The streaming service went live in April in Comcast’s cable and broadband footprint before a nationwide launch on July 15. Leveraging the NBCU portfolio, Peacock surfaces trending video, including

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