It’s been almost five months since Neil Everett and Stan Verrett did an edition of SportsCenter from ESPN’s Los Angeles Production Center (LAPC), but tonight the longtime co-hosts are reuniting, and they couldn’t be happier about it.
SportsCenter from Los Angeles returns at midnight ET on ESPN.
March 13 was the last time Everett and Verrett did the late-night SportsCenter together, the show coming at the end of the week when most major sports were put on pause due to the pandemic. The show went on hiatus.
But with many sports having already returned and more coming, the decision was made to bring the show back and once again serve sports fans with highlights and analysis of the night’s games. Everett and Verrett have been the show’s anchors since it originated in 2009.
We did some radio together during our time away, but SportsCenter in LA is our show, and it means a lot to us. I missed chronicling the sports events of the day and delivering the best highlights. – Stan Verrett on working with Neil Everett on SportsCenter from Los Angeles again
They shot a segment for SportsCenter for Father’s Day and did some fill-in work for ESPN Radio, but for the most part, they haven’t worked since the last show.
“It’s great to be back working with Neil on TV,” said Verrett. “We did some radio together during our time away, but SportsCenter in LA is our show, and it means a lot to us. I missed chronicling the sports events of the day and delivering the best highlights.”
Both anchors have been mindful of the pandemic.
“I played a lot of golf during the downtime, but didn’t play very well because my mind just wasn’t into it with everything else that was happening,” said Verrett. “The return to work will give us some sense of things slowly getting back to normal, though we still have to be mindful of remaining safe.”
We are a family at ESPN Los Angeles, and I love my family, so it will be nice to all be together again.” – Neil Everett
Everett and Verrett also missed the people they work with at the LAPC.
“We are a family at ESPN Los Angeles, and I love my family, so it will be nice to all be together again,” said Everett.
“Most of all, I missed our staff,” said Verrett. “We have a small, tight group on our show, and it’ll be nice to work together again.
“The NBA and Stanley Cup Playoffs should be very exciting, baseball and the WNBA will be rolling into the postseason before we know it and there are more majors in golf coming up.
“It’ll be exciting, and we can’t wait to show it all.”