Longhorn Network Announces On-Air Team

Although the partnership of Dunn, Galindo, and Steele may sound like a law firm with an annoying television ad, they’re soon to be familiar names for another reason. The threesome was announced as the on-air team for the soon-to-launch Longhorn Network.

The three will make their debut with a two-hour special previewing the upcoming football season when the Longhorn Network goes live on Friday, Aug. 26th at 6 p.m. from the South Mall. Joining them will be the ESPN College GameDay crew of Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Lee Corso, Desmond Howard, and Erin Andrews, plus a variety of players, coaches, and alumni.

Let’s meet the new talent!

Lowell Galindo

Main anchor Lowell Galindo has been with the ESPN family since 2007 hosting studio shows and stand-alone specials for ESPNU including SportsCenterU, ESPNU Inside the Polls, ESPNU Coaches Spotlight, and ESPNU Recruiting Insider. The San Antonio native also hosted pre-game, halftime, and post-game shows for many of ESPNU’s live events.




Kevin Dunn

Kevin Dunn returns to Austin after a hosting stint with CBS College Sports. Dunn, who graduated from Westlake High School and UT, previously spent five years as co-host of a sports radio show on Austin’s 1300 AM the Zone. While there, the show became the highest rated sports show in the Austin market. If Dunn’s face looks familiar, it’s probably a tribute to your old junk-TV viewing days; Dunn was a cast member in the tenth season of MTV’s The Real World in 2001. He will anchor and report for studio shows on the Longhorn Network.



Samantha Steele

Samantha Steele leaves a position at Fox College Sports, where she covered Big 12 and Pac 10 football and basketball, to become a Longhorn Network reporter. With Fox, Steele has worked on-air as both as a studio host and sideline reporter in addition to serving as a weekly columnist for And she has been a frequent radio guest nationwide discussing the latest news in college athletics.


Galindo, Dunn, and Steele are among 50 employees who have been hired to work for the network. Ten of the employees are Texas graduates (including our personal favorite, former Texas Exes Web wizard Scott Paull).

The headquarters for the station will be just north of campus at the University Park development at 3300 N. I-35.


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