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Jesse Palmer

Former NFL quarterback and reality TV star, Jesse Palmer, returns to Canada as etalk's New York-based correspondent. Sports enthusiasts know him from his successful pro and college years in football, but entertainment fans might recognize Palmer from his high-profile TV days as the star of Season 5 of "The Bachelor."

Palmer brings his celebrity status to Canada's number one entertainment brand with regular reports from New York's celebrity-filled parties, red carpets, and sporting events. His background in sports makes him the perfect choice for etalk's upcoming exclusive reports from the Super Bowl and its after-parties.

In addition, Palmer is the new NFL analyst on TSN. A native of Nepean, Ont., Palmer offers analysis and commentary from a former player's perspective in his weekly SportsCentre segment, "Monday Morning Quarterback."

Coinciding with his work at TSN and CTV, Palmer is also currently working in the U.S. as a studio analyst for ESPN's college football coverage. His prior broadcasting career includes stints as a studio analyst for NFL on FOX and NFL Network's coverage of the 2007 NFL Draft.

Palmer played five seasons in the NFL, four with the NY Giants and one with the San Francisco 49ers. Prior to the NFL, Palmer had a successful college career with the University of Florida Gators. His 3,755 career passing yards and 31 career touchdowns rank eighth and ninth respectively in Gators' history. Palmer also made appearances in the Citrus, Orange and Sugar Bowls.