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Nate Burleson        

Co-Host of "CBS Mornings" & Analyst for "The NFL Today"; Former NFL Wide Receiver & Podcast Host

Nate Burleson is a former wide receiver who played college football for the Nevada Wolf Pack and was drafted into the NFL by the Minnesota Vikings in the third round of the 2003 NFL Draft. Burleson was also a member of the Seattle Seahawks and Detroit Lions.

Burleson is a co-host of "CBS Mornings," a position he started in September 2021 joining Gayle King and Tony Dokoupil. Burleson is also an Emmy Award-winning studio analyst for the CBS Television Network's NFL pre-game show, "The NFL Today," and makes select appearances on Nickelodeon. Burleson is set to host an updated version of the classic game show, "Hollywood Squares" alongside Drew Barrymore.

The CBS show, which will launch in January, now has found its host. Nate Burleson, who co-hosts CBS Mornings, will lead the show, which will air on Wednesdays after The Price Is Right at Night and Raid the Cage.

In June 2021, Burleson won the Emmy Award for outstanding sports personality/studio analyst for his work on "The NFL Today." Prior to joining CBS News, Burleson served as a host on "Good Morning Football" on the NFL Network for five years. In a 2020 documentary for the NFL Network, Burleson shined a light on Frederick "Fritz" Pollard, the first African American to play and coach professional football. From 2019 to 2021, he was as an entertainment correspondent for "Extra" where he rostered a number of high-profile interviews including Michelle Obama, Jennifer Lopez, Chris Rock, Eddie Murphy, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Senator Cory Booker, Lady Gaga, Angelina Jolie and Scarlett Johansson. Burleson's television career began in 2014 with the NFL Network after retiring from the NFL.

In addition, Burleson hosts a podcast with Uninterrupted, does voiceover work with Draft Kings, produces art, poetry, and music. He's opened restaurants and launched a clothing label and a jewelry line.

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