John Saunders has worked with ESPN in a number of positions since 1986. From being an anchor on Sportscenter to hosting the Stanley Cup Finals to being a college basketball play-by-play man, Saunders has done just about everything.
Saunders is best known for hosting the weekly Sunday morning talk show The Sports Reporters since 2001. According to Bloguin, Saunders signed a new contract extension with the Worldwide Leader to keep him with the company for at least the new few years.
In the official announcement, Saunders said, “I’m closing in on 40 years as a sportscaster, during which time I’ve covered or hosted The World Series, Super Bowl, Stanley Cup Finals, NBA Finals, College Football title games and the Final Four. But I am most proud of the 28 plus years I’ve spent as part of our family here at ESPN. Bob (Ley), Boomer (Chris Berman) and I all started on SportsCenter, and the three of us are coming up on a combined 101 years at ESPN. How many places can say that? This is home.”
The details for the contract haven’t been released, but it would likely keep Saunders with ESPN into his fourth decade with the company. He will most likely be with the company until he finally decides to retire.
Thanks for the great years John. We hope to have you around for years to come.
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