New Jersey governor Chris Christie is one of several candidates to replace Mike Francesa at WFAN.
New York sports fans may be hearing New Jersey governor Chris Christie for years to come. The governor is one of several candidates to replace radio host Mike Francesa.
Francesa has been at WFAN since 1989. He is planning on stepping away on December 15 after a 30-year career. Christie will leave office less than three weeks after Francesa steps away and WFAN program director Mark Chernoff said that he will consider the governor for the job, according to Dustin Racioppi of NorthJersey.com.
“I would certainly at least want to consider him,” Chernoff said. “If he’s interested and we’re interested, it’s worth pursuing.”
The New Jersey governor wouldn’t be a bad choice to replace Francesa. He has been a co-host on WFAN’s Boomer and Carter show. Christie, who is a New York Mets fan, has said that he’s interested in a career in sports broadcasting.
“As my son said – he said, ‘I can’t believe I’ve been listening to you talk about sports my entire life and that someone might actually pay you to do that.’ He said, ‘I can’t imagine how great that would be for you,'” he said during an appearance on SNY last week. “And so, yeah, that’s certainly one of the things that I hope I’ll have a chance to consider when I get out and stop being governor.”
Last week Christie made headlines when he said that the Philadelphia Phillies suck. He also said the Phillies have an angry fanbase.
It is unknown what Francesa will do when he leaves WFAN.