MLB Network today announced that Fran Charles has joined its roster of on-air talent as a host and reporter appearing across MLB Network's studio programming. Charles will make his MLB Network debut on World Baseball Classic Today this Saturday, March 9 with MLB Network's Dan Plesac following Second Round action of the World Baseball Classic from Tokyo, Japan, which begins live at 5:00 a.m. ET.

Charles most recently served as a studio host for NFL Network, where he contributed to NFL GameDay Final, NFL Total Access and Around the League. Prior to joining NFL Network, Charles hosted PGA Tour Sunday on USA Network and served as the play-by-play announcer for the HBO Sports series Boxing After Dark and KO Nation. While at HBO, Charles contributed to HBO Pay-Per-View Boxing and World Championship Boxing.


Before joining USA Network and HBO Sports, Charles worked as a sports anchor and reporter for NBC Sports and WNBC-TV in New York, New York, WHDH-TV in Boston, Massachusetts and WDTN-TV in Dayton, Ohio.  Charles began his broadcast career in the news department of KSDK-TV in St. Louis, Missouri.

Charles earned his Bachelor's degree in Communications at Stanford University and his Master's degree from the Columbia School of Journalism. Follow Charles on Twitter: @fran_charles .