PITTSBURGH - Pittsburgh Steelers legend Hines Ward officially joined the WPXI-TV family on Friday.
This fall, Ward will host a weekly show on Saturday evenings.
“Pittsburgh has given me so much, so it’s great for me to come back once a week and be part of the show,” said Ward.
The station will now be the home of two weekly shows hosted by future hall of famers. The Jerome Bettis Show also airs on WPXI-TV.
On Friday, Ward met the WPXI-TV team and caught up with staff members whom he already knows.
“I’m going to miss the competitive nature of football, but I’m excited about being a part of a new team. You guys are my new teammates and my new family,” said Ward.
The new show won't just focus on football. It will include other hot topics of the day.
“Given his broad appeal to a large audience, Hines has the chops to tackle topics that may be a bit non-traditional for an ex-athlete,” said WPXI-TV General Manager Ray Carter.
The Super Bowl XL MVP is one of only eight NFL players to have 1,000 or more career receptions. Ward played for the Pittsburgh Steelers for 14 seasons before retiring this year.