ESPN announces College GameDay host Rece Davis signs new multi-year deal
ESPN has locked down Rece Davis with a new contract.
The Alabama graduate will remain with the network and continue to host ESPN’s popular college football pregame show, College GameDay, in addition to his occasional play-by-play duties.
Davis has been hosting College GameDay for six seasons after taking over the position previously held by Chris Fowler. Davis also hosts ESPN’s College Football Playoff rankings reveal shows.
“I’m extremely grateful to ESPN and pleased to continue working with my extraordinarily talented colleagues and friends on all of these remarkable projects,” Davis said in a released statement. “I get to cover the sports I am most passionate about with people who care deeply not only about the show, but the sports themselves. That is what makes our place special, and it’s something I never take for granted – it’s a constant source of energy.
“I’m thankful to Jimmy Pitaro, Norby Williamson, Stephanie Druley, Lee Fitting, Seth Markman, Michael Shiffman and our entire management team for their unwavering support as we constantly look for ways to deliver excellence in all aspects of our coverage. I’m thankful to my family – my wife Leigh, son Christopher and daughter Elizabeth sacrifice a ton for this crazy schedule. I couldn’t do it without their love and support. I also want to extend my thanks to Nick Khan for his advice and guidance, and my representative Matt Kramer.”
“I’ve been blessed to do a lot of things during my career, but I can say without hesitation that hosting College GameDay is the best gig in sports television. I can’t wait to get the show back on campus to feel that electricity that is unique to college football and basketball. Our production team is elite, and the accomplished analysts I work with are gracious. Our shows set the standard, and to get to do this work at a place that feels like home, with a team that feels like family, is very gratifying.”