NEW PODCAST: Scott Hanson, NFL RedZone Channel Host

NFL Red Zone host Scott Hanson with kids in Peru on a recent missions trip. (Photo Courtesy: Scott Hanson/Instagram @ScottHanson1)

Scott Hanson hosts the NFL RedZone channel every Sunday during the season.

He has been working with the NFL Network since 2006 as a national reporter covering all 32 teams. He transitioned into studio hosting in 2008, and was named the host of NFL RedZone during its inaugural season in 2009.

Hanson graduated Cum Laude from the prestigious Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University while playing football for the Orangemen. Hanson and his teammates were a combined 20-4 during his Junior & Senior years.

His other broadcasting stops included Comcast SportsNet in Philadelphia, Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic, WFTS-TV (ABC) in Tampa, WICS-TV (NBC) in Springfield, Illinois and WPBN-TV (NBC) in Traverse City, Michigan.

Outside of his broadcast career, Hanson is passionate about world travel, adventure and serving those in need.

He has run with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain… Climbed Mt Kilimanjaro in Africa… Hiked the Great Wall of China… Gone great white shark cage diving in Australia and Mexico… and visited 6 of the 7 continents (with only Antarctica remaining).

His involvement with various, worldwide Christian charities has seen him serve the needy in Africa, India, Russia, the Amazon jungle, Haiti, the Philippines, Mexico and domestic locations in the USA.

On this episode of the podcast, we talk to Scott about what it’s like to be LIVE on television, without a bathroom break for 7 straight hours. We also hear his amazing story of how he came to faith in Christ, the movie that he rented that changed his life and why missions and going overseas to share God’s love to others, is extremely important to him.

This is EPISODE 37 of the Sports Spectrum Podcast

TIMELINE: 

3:15 – Working for 7 straight hours on NFL Red Zone without a bathroom break.

4:55 – Does he eat or drink anything during the 7 hour TV production?

8:05 – Roger Goodell story

9:15 – The awesome story of how he came to faith in Christ.

20:50 – Why missions and going overseas to share Christ is so important for him.

24:05 – What is God teaching him right now.

Scott Hanson. (Photo Courtesy: Ben Liebenberg/NFL)

FAVORITE QUOTES:

“I literally have not taken a bathroom break in over 3 years of doing NFL Red Zone.”

“When I look back at my life, God had his hands on me throughout everything I’ve been through.”

“My TV career became my God. It was going to bring me fulfillment, satisfaction, money and fame, all the things I thought life was about.”

“I lived such a self-centered, inward focused, Scott-focused life. That’s the way I was. It led to an empty existence.”

“To know that He accepts me and loves me because of who He is, is the greatest peace, the greatest fulfillment and the greatest journey that I could ever go on.”

“Yes I put my faith in Jesus, but it is the greatest fact that I could know and share with anyone.”

“If God can gain glory from it, sign me up, I want to go.”

“It is not my most important work. Going to make a difference where some kid in Peru, that’s what it is all about. I’m extremely thankful and blessed to be able to do it.”

“No one cares who you are, they care about how much you care.”

“Our human relationships can be more special, if we look at it through an eternal perspective.”

You can follow Scott on twitter @ScottHanson on Instagram at @ScottHanson1.


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