Behind the Mic: TSN’s Onrait, O’Toole To Be New Faces of Fox Sports Live; NBC Taps Underwood for SNF Opener

Jay Onrait and Dan O’Toole, who since 2005 have formed the anchor team for TSN’s SportsCentre, Canada’s most-watched sports news program, have joined FOX Sports as the primary highlight team for Fox Sports Live, FOX Sports 1’s flagship news and highlights program airing nightly at 11:00 PM ET.  Onrait and O’Toole, along with Producer Tim, are the first Fox Sports Live personalities to be announced. The show premieres in conjunction with the network’s launch on Saturday, Aug.17…

…NBC has selected six-time Grammy Award-winning recording artist, Carrie Underwood, to perform the “Waiting All Day for Sunday Night” opening theme for Sunday Night Football. From 2007-2012, the song was performed by music superstar Faith Hill and in 2006, the inaugural season of Sunday Night Football, Pink performed the open…

…ESPN SportsCenter anchor Lindsay Czarniak has been named host for the telecast of the Indianapolis 500 on ABC on Sunday, May 26. Czarniak will be the first woman ever to host the telecast. Also, former Indianapolis 500 winner Eddie Cheever will expand his role as an analyst in ESPN’s coverage of the IZOD IndyCar Series to work in the broadcast booth for all six races that will air on ABC this season. Czarniak, who co-anchors the 6 p.m. SportsCenter, joined ESPN in 2011. She has a background in motorsports, having served as a pit and feature reporter and host for TNT’s telecasts of NASCAR Sprint Cup races and a pit reporter for NBC Sports prior to moving to ESPN. She also has hosted ESPN’s NASCAR Now program…

…Spike TV has announced details, including a 32-member cast, for the upcoming Fight Master: Bellator MMA reality series. The series, which launches on June 19 and consists of 10 one-hour episodes, features 32 welterweight fighters competing for a spot in the Bellator MMA Tournament and a $100,000 prize. Randy Couture, Greg Jackson, Frank Shamrock, and Joe Warren will serve as their coaches, while Bellator announcer Jimmy Smith will serve as host. CLICK HERE for the full 32-member cast. (Yahoo Sports)…

…Comcast SportsNet Bay Area has announced that Erin Coscarelli has joined its roster of on-air talent as an anchor and reporter and will appear on the network’s signature sports news program SportsNet Central and other studio shows. Coscarelli has previously served as a sideline reporter for various sports and networks – college football on Fox Sports West and the Pac 12 Network; Professional Bull Riders broadcasts on CBS, NBC and NBC Sports Network; and the Pop Warner Super Bowl on ESPN.  Additionally, she was an anchor for Fox Sports Flash, which delivers hourly sports news updates on FoxSports.com.  Prior to Fox Sports, she was a reporter for ESPN’s Summer X-Games and World Series of Poker…