Former Steelers quarterback Charlie Batch and nose tackle Chris Hoke have been hired to the team's 2015 KDKA-TV's programming roster, it was announced today.
Batch will be the color analyst and co-host the pre- and post-game shows for the Steelers' 2015 preseason broadcasts on KDKA-TV.
The 2015 preseason will mark Batch's first year as the network's preseason color analyst, replacing former Steelers defensive lineman Edmund Nelson who has decided to retire from his duties at KDKA-TV. Batch joins veteran play-by-play caller Bob Pompeani in the TV booth.
Batch will also co-host the team's regular-season pre-game show with Pompeani, in addition to his duties as the Steelers Radio Network post-game show co-host.
Batch spent 11 years (2002-12) as a Steelers' quarterback after his first four seasons in the NFL with the Detroit Lions (1998-2001). In his NFL career, the Eastern Michigan product started 55-of-81 games played and threw for 11,085 yards with 61 touchdowns and 52 interceptions.
Hoke will co-host the team's regular-season post-game show on KDKA-TV. He played his entire 11-year NFL career with Pittsburgh from 2001-11, playing in 114 regular-season games and helped the Steelers capture two Super Bowl titles (XL and XLIII) in three championship game appearances.