[10/08/08 - 02:02 PM] NFL Veteran and Broadcaster Ron Pitts Hosts Discovery Channel's Latest Hit Series, Destroyed in Seconds The half-hour series airs Thursdays at 9:00/8:00c.
[via press release from Discovery]
NFL VETERAN AND BROADCASTER RON PITTS HOSTS DISCOVERY CHANNEL'S LATEST HIT SERIES, DESTROYED IN SECONDS
-- Series Airs Thursdays at 9PM ET/PT on Discovery Channel �
Ron Pitts, an eight-year veteran of the NFL and FOX Sports broadcaster, transitions from the world of high-impact collisions with 300 pound linebackers to the world's most shocking and explosive catastrophes caught on tape, when he hosts Discovery Channel's DESTROYED IN SECONDS. In each half-hour episode airing Thursdays from 9-9:30 PM ET/PT, Pitts introduces incredible stories of courage and fortitude as people are confronted with split-second life and death decisions on land, sea and air.
With FOX Sports since 1994, Pitts has also served as reporter during Super Bowl XXXI, XXXIII and XXXVI as a member of the legendary NFL broadcast team of Pat Summerall and John Madden. Before joining the network, Pitts served as a game analyst for regional college football broadcasts on ABC Sports, was a correspondent for Black Entertainment Television (BET), and covered the NCAA Final Four for Los Angeles-based sports cable network Prime Ticket.
Pitts is the son of the late Elijah Pitts, the former Green Bay Packers star who also served as assistant head coach for the Buffalo Bills. He followed in his father's NFL footsteps and was Buffalo's seventh-round draft pick in 1985, playing defensive back until 1987. He joined the Green Bay Packers as a free agent in 1988 and played there until his retirement after the 1991 season.