Sports Media Digest- August 13, 2013

ESPN Re-Signs Cohn and Spake

ESPN today announced that it has re-signed longtime SportsCenter anchor Linda Cohn and reporter/host Shannon Spake to new contracts.

Cohn has been with ESPN since 1992 and will continue to serve as host of SportsCenter and will also host select Rangers pre-and post-game shows for ESPN New York 98.7.

Spake has been with the network since 2006 and will serve a sideline reporter for ESPN and ABC college football games and for Super Tuesday SEC and SEC Tournament basketball games, as well as hosting NASCAR Now and contributing reports to SportsCenter.

“We are pleased to retain two personalities who enhance our accomplished assembly of studio and on-site personalities,” said Mark Gross, Senior Vice President & Executive Producer, Production. “Linda’s experience and versatility will be key as we prepare to move into our newest SportsCenterstudio next year, while Shannon brings a hands-on enthusiasm to our college game coverage and NASCAR programming.”

Fox Sports 1 Announces Launch of “Wide World of Sports”-Type Show

Fox Sports 1 announced today the launch of a new program patterned after ABC’s Wide World of Sports.

The Jones and Moseley Show will take viewers to some of the most exiting and innovative sporting events across the world.

Former NFL player Dhani Jones and Olympic gold medalist Jonny Moseley will host the show.

“It’s a true cavalcade of events from throughout the world,” said Melissa Forman, Executive Producer of The Jones and Moseley Show. “Combined with our high-tech studio and appealing co-hosts, this show brings together unique sports, extreme daredevil acts, championship play and adventure travel with irreverent humor, relevant information and raw emotion.”

The Jones and Moseley Show debuts on Fox Sports 1 August 25th at 6:00p.m. ET. Future episodes will air September 1st, September 15th, and September 29th.

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