Emmanuel Acho

Emmanuel Acho


Emmanuel Acho is a Fox Sports Analyst (Co-Host, FS1 “Speak for Yourself”) and Host/Producer of “Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man”, a web series about racism to drive open and uncomfortable dialogue.  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 Hope Christian Ministries, raised enough funds to build a hospital in rural Nigeria. 


In June 2020, Acho launched a video series titled “Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man”, which opened a virtual conversation with white America about race relations, racism, and educational/economic inequalities. The series has been a resounding success, debuting with over 22 million views across social media platforms and garnering widespread media coverage.  In July, Acho signed a two-book deal with MacMillan Publishers on the An Oprah Book imprint, with plans to debut “Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man” the book on November 10, 2020. 

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