Get to know the history of Pro Football Weekly

In 1967 Arthur Arkush – a devout football fan and veteran sportswriter – had a vision: He believed that football was poised to become America’s Game. To provide fans with the information unavailable anywhere else, he created something unheard of at the time – a weekly news magazine dedicated exclusively to coverage of pro football.

Arkush was right. The popularity of professional football and the NFL has exploded over the last 50 years. Today, Pro Football Weekly is one of the sport’s most recognized multimedia brands.

Hub Arkush succeeded his father as publisher and editor in 1979 and launched the PFW radio and TV platforms in 1987 and 1988, respectively. Hub has been a staple on TV and radio for decades, including 18 seasons as the radio color commentator for the Chicago Bears. Today, Hub remains the driving force behind PFW. He also serves as the professional football expert for WSCR Radio in Chicago and is a sideline reporter for Westwood One’s Sunday Night Football. 

The PFW Starting Lineup


One of the nation’s pre-eminent professional football websites was re-launched in March of 2016. The site features comprehensive coverage of all things NFL.


Launched in 2015, Pro Football Weekly Chicago reached over 400,000 households in its inaugural season. Expanded for the 2016 season, the program now includes both a Chicago regional publication and a national product.


PFW’s 30-minute television program features an all-star lineup including former ESPN anchor Pat Boyle, Chicago Bears legend/Hall of Famer Dan Hampton, former head coach Dave Wannstedt and Hub. The program airs weekly on Comcast Sports Net across America from the beginning of the football season through the Super Bowl.

PFW talent is also featured on the Chicago regional program Chicago Football Now. Hosted by Hub and his PFW team, the program airs Saturday mornings during the football season on WCIU-channel 26.


Produced and distributed in a partnership with Yahoo Radio, PFW Radio is hosted by Lewis Woodward and features (of course,) Hub. Special guests appear each week. The two-hour program airs on radio stations across the nation

ANNUAL MAGAZINES – distributed nationally

NFL Draft Guide
PFW published the very first magazine to focus exclusively on the NFL Draft. The Draft continues to grow in popularity, and PFW continues to be regarded as one of the nation’s foremost authorities on the subject.

NFL Preview
One of the country’s best-selling season previews features a complete team-by-team analysis of all 32 NFL franchises, and their prospects for the upcoming season.

Fantasy Football Guide
The Fantasy Sports Trade Association estimates there are 57 million people in America and Canada playing Fantasy Football. PFW’s comprehensive annual guide is the ideal way to reach this passionate and engaged group of fans.