Then came a spectacular and well publicized fall from grace, outlined in his book "I'll Be Right Back" which is a very frank account of years of addiction and how he got sober.
Now he has a new gig, host of Klean Radio, a syndicated show dealing with addiction and recovery.
Fun facts about Pat O'Brien: (Source: Wikipedia)
1) He is an American author and radio host, best known for his work as a sportscaster with CBS Sports from 1981 to 1997, as well as his work as the anchor and host of Access Hollywood from 1997 to 2004, and The Insider from 2004 to 2008. O'Brien covered six Olympic Games, two for CBS (1992 Winter and 1994) and four for NBC (2000, 2002, 2004 and 2012). He has also covered the World Series, Super Bowl, NBA Finals, and Final Four as a pregame host while at CBS.
2) He authored the book Talkin' Sports: A B.S.-er's Guide, published in 1998, and released an autobiography, I'll Be Back Right After This, in 2014.
3) O'Brien has been parodied or targeted on shows like The Simpsons, Home Movies, The Howard Stern Show, South Park, The Soup, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Best Week Ever, The Adam Carolla Show, The Opie and Anthony Show, The Boondocks, Cheap Seats, The Showbiz Show with David Spade, and by Jimmy Fallon on Saturday Night Live. He was also the subject of a TV Funhouse cartoon by Robert Smigel. In 2005, O'Brien appeared on the Adult Swim program Robot Chicken, lampooning himself and his hosting of The Insider.
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