ESPN Shuffles SportsCenter Anchors

ESPN this afternoon unveiled its new SportsCenter anchor line-up.

For the most part not much has changed.  The big change is that Jay Crawford will move from First Take on ESPN2 to the SportsCenter desk from 12:00p.m. to 3:00p.m.  John Buccigross, the current 12-3pm anchor, will be moved to the rotation of anchors for the 11:00p.m. ET show.

“We’re always looking to improve our shows in both content and delivery, and this is yet another example of SportsCenter’s constant evolution to accomplish those goals,” said Mark Gross , Senior Vice President & Executive Producer, Production in a press release. “John’s personality in describing highlights will add to our late-night depth, while Jay provides a familiar face in a new role for mid-day viewers of our networks.”

The new changes take place on July 9th.

Here is the new SportsCenter anchor line-up:

General ESPN SportsCenter Anchor Lineup Effective July 9

  • ·         9 a.m.:            Kevin Neghandi & Hannah Storm
  • ·         Noon:             Chris McKendry & Jay Crawford
  • ·         6 p.m.:            Jay Harris & John Anderson
  • ·         11 p.m.:          Scott Van Pelt, John Buccigross, Steve Levy, Stuart Scott, Linda Cohn, Robert Flores (two nightly)
  • ·         2 a.m.:            Neil Everett & Stan Verrett