Fallica, Chris

Joe Spallina Named America East Coach of the Year
May 25, 2022
Farley, Kerri
May 27, 2022

Fallica, Chris

Chris Fallica

Induction Year:

Category: Journalism & Media

Location: Westhampton Beach

Chris Fallica grew up in East Moriches and attended Westhampton Beach High School. He is an ESPN producer most known for his work on College GameDay.

‘The Bear’ has spent almost his entire ESPN career working as a research producer for the eight-time Emmy Award winning College GameDay – college football’s longest-running and most-celebrated pregame show. In addition to providing vital information for the on-air and production crews leading up and during each week’s telecast, Fallica has expanded his role and become a personality of his own.

Each week, he makes game selections against the spread in addition to chiming in on a number of topics. Fallica joined GameDay in 1996.

Fallica also co-hosts the “Stanford Steve and the Bear” podcast focusing on sports with a Las Vegas angle with midnight SportsCenter segment producer/commentator “Stanford Steve” Coughlin and is a sports betting analyst appearing on the daily sports betting program “Daily Wager”.

He also writes about sports betting for ESPN.com and has contributed to ESPN’s horse racing coverage, notably the Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes.

Fallica also works on men’s college basketball and golf, previously attending multiple editions of the U.S. Open, Open Championship and the Masters. He also worked the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa

.A 1994 graduate of the University of Miami, Fallica earned a bachelors degree in broadcast journalism and history