Jesse Palmer
Jesse Palmer

Host Biography

Following a successful football career for the University of Florida, where he passed for 3,755 yards, Jesse Palmer spent five seasons in the NFL after being drafted by the NY Giants in the fourth round of the 2001 NFL Draft.

In 2005, Palmer traded his helmet for a microphone when he entered broadcasting, covering college football for FOX Sports Net.

In 2008, he joined ESPN College Football Primetime's on-air booth and also offered insight and analysis in studio. ABC Studio later paired Palmer with longtime host John Saunders to provide pregame, halftime and postgame analysis for every telecast on ABC and during the half-hour College Football Countdown. In 2014, he teamed up with legendary broadcaster Brent Musburger as a part of the lead game crew for ESPN's SEC Network.

In 2015, Palmer joined ABC's Good Morning America's a special contributor focusing on in-depth storytelling, while covering signature live events.

In 2017, Palmer helped launch DailyMailTV, which will return for a second season in 2018. As the show's host, Palmer and DailyMailTV had the highest-rated national debut of any syndicated newsmagazine since 2007, during which it averaged more than 1.6 million daily viewers.

In the off-season, Palmer is often seen expanding his culinary interests hosting Food Network's Food Truck Faceoff and Baking Championship series, Canada's Recipe to Riches and guest hosting on ABC's The Chew.

Palmer is also the national spokesperson for the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation and Good Sports, a non-profit providing sports equipment to underprivileged kids.