Joe Fortenbaugh joined ESPN on a fulltime basis in August of 2020 after having been a contributor to the network’s sports betting content for more than a year. Fortenbaugh appears regularly on ESPN’s sports betting news and information program Daily Wager as well as in other programs and segments on television, radio and digital platforms. Fortenbaugh also hosts the weekday ESPN Radio show Joe & Amber, alongside co-host Amber Wilson from 7-9 p.m. ET.
Fortenbaugh, who has contributed to Daily Wager as an analyst since the show began, works from the ESPN studio at the The LINQ Hotel + Experience on The Strip in Las Vegas.
Fortenbaugh’s resume includes co-founding NationalFootballPost.com, where he was a writer and manager from 2008-2014; hosting “The Sharp 600″ sports betting podcast; and appearing as a sports betting analyst on dozens of radio shows around the country. He lived and worked in Las Vegas from 2011-2014 with the goal of meeting and learning from as many bookmakers and professional gamblers as possible.
While still in college, Fortenbaugh won a free cruise to play in the Party Poker Million IV in 2005, and then won $10,426 on the cruise when he finished 126th out of 735 players in the tournament.
He had been a morning radio host on “95.7 The Game” in San Francisco from 2014 until joining ESPN.
A graduate of Penn State, Fortenbaugh went on to graduate from Thomas Jefferson School of Law. He is a native of Allentown, PA.
Amber Wilson joined ESPN in 2019 and is the host of ESPN Radio’s national, weekday show Joe & Amber, alongside Joe Fortenbaugh. She regularly appears across ESPN’s platforms and studio show coverage. Outside of ESPN, Wilson is a trial attorney practicing business and family law, licensed in both Florida and Georgia.
Prior to ESPN, Wilson was the co-host of the Zaslow, Roms and Amber Morning Show on 790 The Ticket in Miami. During her time there, the show was the highest-rated morning show for four years. As Zaslow and Amber, the show was the highest-rated midday program during its entirety as well.
Before radio, Wilson had a wide range of TV hosting experience, including the Miami CBS affiliate (2012-15), CBS Network (2012-2013 & 2007-2009) and SNY (2010-2011).
Wilson has also had an expansive, simultaneous law career. She obtained her law degree with a focus on business, real estate, sports and entertainment law at an accelerated pace from the University of Miami School of Law. While in school, she worked as a law clerk for the Miami Dolphins. Wilson’s law career also featured time as an associate attorney for Wolfe Law Miami, P.A., of counsel attorney with Kenner and Cummings PLLC and currently as a partner at Lindsey Wilson PLLC.
Wilson is a seventh generation Floridian and a proud graduate of The University of Florida with a Bachelor of Arts in journalism, telecommunications and history. She is also an avid fitness enthusiast and formerly worked as a personal trainer licensed through the National Academy of Sports Medicine.
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