Colin Murray Cowherd (born January 6, 1964) is the host of The Herd with Colin Cowherd on ESPN Radio and ESPNU. He is also a former co-host of the show SportsNation on ESPN2 with Michelle Beadle and later Charissa Thompson.
Cowherd grew up in Grayland, Washington and attended Eastern Washington University. He began his career as the play-by-play voice for the Pacific Coast League's Las Vegas Stars. He eventually became a sports director at KVBC-TV in Las Vegas, Nevada, where he was named Nevada's Sportscaster of the Year five times. He also served as weekend sports anchor at WTVT-TV in Tampa, Florida. He moved to Portland, Oregon, in 1996, where he spent nearly two years teaching trigonometry at the local high school. He also worked as a sports anchorman for KGW-TV. In 2001, The Herd moved from an afternoon time slot on all-sports radio KFXX to the morning drive time.