ESPN Inks New Multi-Year Deal With ‘SportsCenter’s Kevin Negandhi

Kevin Negandhi will continue to be a presence on ESPN. The anchor and studio host has signed a new multi-year contract with the network in which he’ll continue to host weekday SportsCenter, as well as Special Olympics and ABC’s coverage of college football and the NBA draft.

“I’m excited and honored to continue my career at ESPN, working with so many talented individuals,” said Negandhi.

Negandhi has been with ESPN since 2006. He is perhaps best known as co-host of ESPN’s weekday SportsCenter at 6 p.m. ET with Elle Duncan. During his time at ESPN he has also hosted the Rose Bowl Parade, NFL Live, Baseball Tonight, Outside the Lines, College Football Live and the Little League World Series. He also has hosted ESPN’s coverage of the Special Olympics World Games since 2015

“We’re very happy to have Kevin remaining with ESPN for years to come,” said Norby Williamson, Executive Editor & Head of Event and Studio Production. “He has contributed to our success in so many areas –SportsCenter, college football, NBA Draft, and more – and he’s a consummate professional in everything he touches.”

“My commitment remains unwavering in bringing sports enthusiasts the most significant stories across various platforms, be it traditional television, streaming services, or any preferred mode of news consumption,” said Negandhi. “As the nation’s first Indian American on a national sports network, I take pride in championing ESPN’s rich culture of inclusiveness and belonging, ensuring that our coverage resonates with fans from all walks of life.”

Prior to ESPN, Negandhi worked as a sports director at WWSB-TV in Sarasota, Fla.


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