MAY 10, 2012: Jason La Canfora joins CBS Sports as the "NFL Insider" for the CBS Television Network's NFL pre-game show, THE NFL TODAY, the CBS Sports Network and CBSSports.com. The announcement was made today by Sean McManus, Chairman, CBS Sports, and Executive Producer, THE NFL ON CBS.

La Canfora joins James Brown, Dan Marino, Boomer Esiason, Shannon Sharpe and Bill Cowher on THE NFL TODAY beginning on September 9. He begins his role as "NFL Insider" for CBSSports.com in July, joining an already experienced staff of writers covering the NFL including Pete Prisco, Clark Judge, Mike Freeman and Pat Kirwan.

Before joining CBS Sports, La Canfora worked for the NFL Network and NFL.com as an NFL Insider from 2009-12. He appeared on NFL Total Access, NFL GameDay Morning, NFL GameDay Final and Thursday Night Kickoff. La Canfora also contributed significantly across the NFL's digital properties including NFL.com.

La Canfora spent six years as a Redskins beat writer during his 10-year stint with The Washington Post. He also contributed to NHL, MLB, Olympic and World Cup coverage. During that time, La Canfora's blog on Washingtonpost.com became one of the most frequented by readers looking for an inside scoop on the Redskins.

In addition to his print and online experience, La Canfora's broadcast experience includes the NFL Network, as well as appearing on Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic as a panelist, analyst and co-host for over a year. He also was a regular co-host on Fox 1370 Radio's weekly afternoon drive-time sports show heard throughout the Baltimore and Washington D.C. area.

Prior to The Washington Post, La Canfora reported for the Detroit Free Press covering the Detroit Red Wings and their back-to-back Stanley Cup championship wins in 1997 and 1998. His accolades include a 2004 Associated Press Sports Editors (APSE) Breaking News honorable mention; 1998 APSE Game Story third place finish; and a 1997 APSE News Story fifth place finish.

La Canfora graduated magna cum laude with degrees in print journalism and policy studies from Syracuse University in 1996. Born April 14, 1974 in Baltimore, Md, La Canfora and his wife, Lauren, and three children reside in Towson, Md.

La Canfora can be followed on Twitter at @JasonLaCanfora.

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