Kevin Negandhi signs multi-year extension with ESPN

Kevin Negandhi, one of the anchors of SportsCenter:AM and a fixture on ESPN for 10 years, has reached a new, multi-year agreement to remain with the company. Negandhi, who joined ESPN in 2006, has been part of the 7 a.m. ET edition of SportsCenter since it launched in February of this year.

“I’m really excited about the future, and that future involves ESPN,” said Negandhi. “To be able to reach my 10th year at ESPN this year and now go above and beyond that means a lot.

“We have so much fun on the morning show, I love working with the crew, and we appreciate the great support we get from the audience.”

The first Indian-American to anchor on a national sports network, Negandhi has co-hosted SportsCenter’s Veterans Day specials the past five years and will do so again this year. He also made his debut this year as host of ESPN’s telecasts of the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

During his time at ESPN, Negandhi also has hosted NFL Live, Baseball Tonight, Outside the Lines, College Football Live, NBA Tonight, the WNBA Draft, the women’s NCAA basketball Final Four and the 2015 Special Olympics World Games. In 2015, he was awarded the Team ESPN Disney Volunteer Commentator of the Year.

Prior to ESPN, Negandhi worked as a sports director at WWSB-TV in Sarasota, FL. While working in Florida, he won three Associated Press awards — “Best Sports Cast” in 2004 and 2005 and “Best Breaking Sports News” in 2005. Prior to that, he was a sports director for KTVO-TV in Kirksville, Mo. (1998-99). Negandhi began his career as a college sports stringer at USA Today in 1995.

A native of Phoenixville, Pa., he graduated from Temple University in 1997 with a bachelor’s degree in communications and is an inductee into Temple’s School of Media and Communications Hall of Fame. He is married and has three children.

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