Jay Crawford has signed a multi-year contract extension to remain with ESPN. Crawford will continue his role on SportsCenter, where he’s anchored the midday edition since 2012. He also anchors the majority of SportsCenter on the Road specials, including this week’s Little League World Series in Williamsport, Penn.
“This is a very happy day for SportsCenter,” said SportsCenter svp Rob King. “Jay’s love for sports and his passion for engaging sports fans shine through every show he does.”
Crawford joined the network in 2003 as a co-host of ESPN2’s weekday morning show Cold Pizza. His career began in 1987 at WYMT-TV Hazard, Ky. and he went on to serve as an anchor/reporter for WBNS-TV in Columbus, Ohio from 1993-1998. Prior to joining ESPN, he served as sports director at WFTS-TV in Tampa, Fla. from 1998-2003.
“I am thrilled to be staying at ESPN for several more years – if they are as fun and rewarding as the first 12 years, I’m in for a great treat!,” Crawford said. “ESPN is the premiere destination for sports fans and I consider it both a great honor and privilege to continue to live my dream every day.”
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