Watch Intentional Talk highlights with Nelson and Millar here
March 23, 2021 -- MLB Network today announced that Stephen Nelson has been named the new co-host of MLB Network’s Intentional Talk -- presented by loanDepot. Nelson, who has guest co-hosted since joining MLB Network in 2018, will join Kevin Millar in his official role this Thursday, March 25, at 7 p.m. ET. Intentional Talk will lead off MLB Network’s live Opening Day programing Thursday, April 1, with a special edition at 9 a.m. ET, before settling into its regular daily time slot of 5 p.m. ET on Friday, April 2.
"I am really excited to join the I.T. family. Honestly, 'really excited' makes how I feel sound boring. To work with Kevin and add to what he and Rosie built over 10 years is a special honor and tremendous responsibility,” said Nelson. “This show has always been about the people: the players and the fans. I'm grateful for the chance to connect with them on a daily basis."
As MLB Network’s longest-running talk show, Intentional Talk continues to provide a distinctive spin on baseball with a blend of thorough analysis, revealing and entertaining interviews and an inside look at the humorous side of the game. Highlights from Millar and Nelson on Intentional Talk can be viewed here, and you can follow Stephen on Twitter via @StephenNelson, and on Instagram via @stephennelson. Intentional Talk launched on Opening Day 2011 with Chris Rose and Millar as the co-hosts.
“It was a great 10 years with Rosie. He taught me a lot and we built this remarkable brand. I’m now looking forward and very excited to keep the laughs and show thriving with Nelly,” said Millar. “His energy and creative mind is going to fit right in as we keep blessing the big league ballplayers with I.T. mojo.”
Nelson has hosted studio shows across MLB Network’s programming the last three seasons, including on The Rundown, MLB Now, Intentional Talk and MLB Tonight. Nelson has also called play-by-play for MLB Network Showcase, MLB Game of the Week Live on YouTube and the 2018 Japan All-Star Series for MLB International. Nelson joined MLB Network from Bleacher Report, where he served as a studio and field host covering a wide variety of sports.
“We’re thrilled for Stephen to join Kevin on Intentional Talk as the regular season begins next week,” said MLB Network President Rob McGlarry. “Stephen’s creative skillset and passion for the game makes him an ideal fit for Intentional Talk’s longstanding mission of showcasing the great personalities in baseball.”