Happy birthday! ESPN announces extension for iconic broadcaster
On Monday, it was announced that longtime on-air personality Kenny Mayne was leaving ESPN.
But, it seems another legendary ESPN broadcaster will remain with the Worldwide Leader, thanks to an extension that was announced on his 66th birthday.
Per a release from ESPN, Chris Berman will remain with the network on a multi-year extension. He’ll host NFL PrimeTime and contribute in other ways:
Among the continuing roles for Berman will be hosting NFL PrimeTime on ESPN+, a signature weekly series that showcases his exceptional ability to anchor comprehensive game highlights in a one-of-a-kind format. Additionally, he will host NFL PrimeTime on ESPN after the Super Bowl and NFL Conference Championship games. He will also continue to contribute commentary, features, interviews and perspective across ESPN shows and platforms, including SportsCenter and beyond.
Berman has been with ESPN since a month after it launched in September of 1979. He said he’s thrilled to still be with the network:
“Working at ESPN has been nothing short of a fairytale for me. We all love sports and the excitement they bring us on a daily basis. I’m thrilled to be able to continue this journey and share it with so many talented folks ‘in the building,’ and best of all, countless viewers who share the very same passion. I’d like to say it’s put me over the moon, but I’d better bring it up to date. It’s put me over Mars.”
Berman turned 66 years old on Monday. This is likely one of the best birthday presents he could have asked for.