Hines Ward has dabbled in television since retiring from the NFL in 2012. Now the former Pittsburgh Steelers receiver has a new gig.
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CNN announced Wednesday the hiring of Ward as a sports contributor for HLN’s Morning Express with Robin Meade. Ward will provide commentary on more than just the NFL, analyzing major sporting events and breaking news across all CNN platforms, including CNN/U.S., CNN Digital, CNNMoney and CNN International. Ward previously served as an NFL analyst for NBC Sports.
"I'm incredibly grateful to HLN and CNN for welcoming me to their prestigious team," Ward, who completed the 2013 Ironman World Championships in Hawaii and won "Dancing With the Stars" in 2011, said in a statement. "Throughout my career, I've always envisioned myself as more than just a football player and this platform will allow me to exp