Ben Leber

Ben Leber

Co-host, Vikings analyst

Twin Cities Live, KFAN Radio

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2023: This ex-Vikings linebacker has made a bigger impression in media than on offensive linemen. His Monday Vikings takes are savvy without homerism, but his health and beauty insights are a work in progress. See, Leber took on the role this year of male co-host on Twin Cities Live, a weekday lifestyle show on KSTP-TV. (“It’s all entertainment; why pigeonhole yourself?” he asks.) Figuring out how to be present and reactive on live TV is not as easy as parrying with Dan Barreiro, he says, but he’s learning from co-host Elizabeth Ries every day.

2020: Retired Vikings linebacker Ben Leber is an increasingly visible presence in the Twin Cities and nationally. Between public speaking, regular appearances on Vikings broadcasts and KFAN Radio, and a growing portfolio of Fox Sports college football telecasts around the country, the telegenic and articulate 10-year NFL veteran is growing a noteworthy brand. In a town where the leading sports pundits and insiders are mostly graying vintage figures, Leber is a new-ish face to keep an eye on.

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