Tiki Barber serves as co-host of CBS Sports Radio’s national afternoon program, TIKI & TIERNEY, alongside broadcast partner, Brandon Tierney. The show, heard across the country from 3:00-6:00 PM, ET, airs on the nation’s largest 24/7 major-market radio network, and is simulcast on CBS Sports Network. This season he also will serve as an NFL ON CBS game analyst.
Barber graduated from the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce (Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society), with a concentration in Management Information Systems in 1997. At UVA, Barber excelled both academically and athletically on the football field. In 1996 he was named the ACC Player of the Year.
After leaving Charlottesville, he began a 10-year NFL career with the New York Giants, retiring in 2007 as the Giants all-time leading rusher, and all-purpose yardage leader. In 2010, he was inducted into the New York Giants Inaugural Ring of Honor class. And in January 2011, he was enshrined into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame.
Barber has always been active in media and journalism starting in 1998, when he began his broadcasting career working for CBS RADIO’s WFAN, which led to stints at WCBS-TV, Sirius Satellite Radio, YES Network and eventually as a morning host on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends.”
Upon retiring from the NFL, Barber signed a contract to work as a correspondent for NBC News and Sports, principally, “The TODAY Show” and “Football Night in America,” but also covering the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing for MSNBC.
Barber also is an entrepreneur, co-founding Julius, Inc & Thuzio, Inc. Julius is a SaaS marketing tool for influencer search and procurement. Thuzio, an event and content creation company, produces Live Sports Storytelling - conversations with legends in sports. In addition, he is a founding member of Grove Group Management, a lifestyle branding and investment company focusing in the emerging cannabis marketplace.
Barber is a board member of KultureCity - a non-profit focused on creating acceptance and inclusion for individuals, and their families, with autism and other sensory processing disorders. He is consistently involved with his alma mater, and is on the Emeritus Board of Managers of the University of Virginia Alumni Association, as well as Larry Sabado’s Center for Politics Board of Advisors.
Barber also is an author, co-authoring, with his twin brother, Ronde, three successful children’s books and eight young-adult novels. He also released a memoir of his playing days, “Tiki: My Life in the Game and Beyond,” in September 2007.
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