Matt Shepard (sportscaster)

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Matt Shepard
Born Matthew Shepard
1965 (age 5051)
Farmington Hills, Michigan
Status Active
Residence Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Education Central Michigan University, B.A., journalism
Occupation Radio host, television host, and sports announcer / reporter
Notable credit(s) Radio: talk show host, (WDFN), Michigan Wolverines men's basketball
TV host, (Fox Sports Detroit)
American football talk show (Detroit Lions Television Network)
play-by-play announcer (Detroit Lions pre-season games), college basketball, college hockey, high school football and basketball (Fox Sports Detroit)
Spouse(s) Lisa
Children 4

Matthew "Matt" Shepard (born 1965 in Farmington Hills, Michigan) is an American sports radio and television broadcaster on WDFN, Fox Sports Detroit and the Detroit Lions Television Network covering professional, collegiate and high school sports in the Metro Detroit area since the 1990s.


Shepard has served in a variety of roles since being hired by Fox Sports Detroit in 1999. Shepard has done CCHA play-by-play, MHSAA championships (Football & Basketball) play-by-play and fill-in play-by-play for the Pistons.[1] He also hosted the Pistons pregame show and the Lions postgame show. He also contributes as a features reporter for the network, and formerly did sports updates at WWJ-AM from 1993–2001, and at WDFN for the Jamie & Brady show from 2001-2007.

Shepard is the host of the morning show on sports radio WDFN in Detroit,[2] and a sports reporter for Fox Sports Detroit. He is currently the radio announcer for University of Michigan basketball and Eastern Michigan University Football. He is also currently the play-by-play announcer for Detroit Lions pre-season games, as well as the host of The Ford Lions Report[3] during the regular season, on the Detroit Lions Television Network.


Shepard, who currently resides in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan where he is married to Lisa, with four children.[2]


High School

Shepard graduated from North Farmington High School in 1983 where he played football and baseball.[2]


Shepard graduated from Central Michigan University with a degree in journalism.


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