Pat O'Brien


Birthday February 14, 1948

Birth Sign Aquarius

Birthplace Sioux Falls, SD

Age 75 years old

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While working for CBS Sports during the 1980s and 1990s, this popular television personality covered such athletic events as the Olympic Games, the NCAA Final Four tournament, the Super Bowl, and the World Series. He later hosted both The Insider and Access Hollywood.

Before Fame

Before finding employment with CBS in Los Angeles, he worked in the research department of NBC's Washington, D.C. office and became the lead anchor of a Chicago NBC affiliate.


Between 1998 and 2014, he wrote and published two books: I'll Be Back Right After This and Talkin' Sports: A B.S.-er's Guide.

Family Life

A native of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, he studied government at the University of South Dakota and economics at Johns Hopkins University (in Maryland). His more than three-decade marriage to Linda O'Brien resulted in a son named Sean.

Associated With

When he entered an alcoholism treatment program in 2008, O'Brien transferred his The Insider hosting duties to Donny Osmond.