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Emmanuel Acho

Emmanuel Acho | February 2, 2022

NYT bestselling author, host, "Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man" & Emmy Award-winning Fox Sports Analyst

Emmanuel Acho is a Fox Sports Analyst and Co-Host of FS1’s Speak for Yourself and Host/Producer/Author of “Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man”, a web series focused on driving an open, difficult, but ultimately productive conversation on race in America. Acho recently received an Emmy Award as Outstanding Sports Personality/Emerging On Air Talent. In partnership with Oprah Winfrey, Acho released the “Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man” book on November 10th, 2020. It is the third title published as “An Oprah Book” and debuted at #3 on the New York Times best sellers list. After earning his undergraduate degree in sports management in 2012, Emmanuel was drafted by the Cleveland Browns. He was then traded to the Philadelphia Eagles in 2013, where he spent most of his career. While in the NFL, Emmanuel spent off-seasons at the University of Texas to earn his master’s degree in Sports Psychology. In 2016, Emmanuel left the football field and picked up the microphone to begin his broadcast career. In 2018, Emmanuel was promoted within ESPN, where he served as the youngest national football analyst and was named a 2018 Forbes 30 Under 30 Selection. In 2017, he and his family’s non-profit organization, Living