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London Fletcher, Fred Smoot Named Studio Analysts For CBS Sports Network

August 26, 2014

Former Redskins London Fletcher and Fred Smoot have been named studio analysts for CBS Sports Network's "That Other Pregame Show," along with former Baltimore sports radio host Anita Marks. 

The new Sunday pro football pregame show team kicks off from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 7. 

Fletcher joins CBS Sports Network after a 16-year NFL playing career with the Redskins, Buffalo Bills and St. Louis Rams. He was a four-time Pro Bowl selection, and helped the Rams capture Super Bowl XXXIV.

Redskins 2012: London Fletcher
Photo Credit: Sabina Moran/PressBox

Smoot spent nine seasons in the NFL with the Redskins and Minnesota Vikings, and was an All-American and two-time All-SEC selection at Mississippi State.  

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Virginia Tech's IMG Sports Network and CBS Radio's WJFK-FM, 106.7 The Fan, have agreed to an extension to carry the Hokies football and men's basketball game broadcasts through the 2018 season. 

WJFK will continue to carry ancillary programs such as the weekly "Tech Talk Live" shows, featuring Virginia Tech head football coach Frank Beamer and men's basketball coach Buzz Williams.

"We're thrilled to continue our partnership with Virginia Tech football and men's basketball," WJFK program director Chris Kinardin said in a statement. "The Hokies have a large and passionate fan base in the Washington, D.C. area. With marquee ACC and NCAA matchups in both sports, and the leadership of Frank Beamer and Buzz Williams, Virginia Tech sports are truly a marquee collegiate property in the Mid-Atlantic region."

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The Washington Post said it will no longer use the term "Redskins" in its official staff editorials, but the name will still be written in the sports section and elsewhere in paper, including via its website.

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Former Channel 9/WUSA sports reporter Joyce Jackson will become media coordinator for the Prince George's County city of Laurel's Department of Communications. She will join another WUSA veteran, reporter and anchor Audrey Barnes, who joined Laurel as its communications director in March. 

"Joyce is an exceptional reporter and anchor," said Barnes, who grew up in Laurel, in a statement. "Her list of contacts in sports and news is a mile long. And even better, she lives in Laurel and knows the community and people who live here." 

In addition to working with volunteers at Laurel TV and helping to generate new program content, Jackson plans to resume her role as a sports anchor and reporter.

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ESPN 980, WTEM afternoon show co-host Chris Cooley hosted the "SVP & Russillo" show Aug. 21 and 22, filling in for the vacationing Ryen Russillo. The former Redskins tight end joined Scott Van Pelt on the national program, which is broadcast on ESPN Radio weekday afternoons and is also available on ESPNRadio.com and the ESPN Radio app.


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