Chris Berman Inks ESPN Extension
Sportscaster has been with network since 1979
By Alex Weprin -- Broadcasting & Cable, 4/19/2010 10:52:59 AM
Currently, Berman hosts Sunday NFL Countdown, Monday Night Countdown and Monday Night Football halftime, as well as NFL highlight segments on SportsCenter. He also hosts the MLB Home Run Derby and contributes to ESPN's U.S. Open golf coverage. Later this week Berman will once again serve as a host during the 2010 NFL Draft, being held at Radio City Music Hall.
"Chris has contributed so much to our company's success in reaching sports fans for more than three decades, and we are thrilled that one of the most important figures in our history will remain a vital part of ESPN's future," said ESPN President George Bodenheimer in a statement.â€ªâ€ª
"Home is where the heart is, and I am thrilled to be staying home at ESPN for years to come," said Berman in a statement. "It's been a privilege to work alongside my colleagues and an honor to be welcomed into the homes of sports fans for over 30 years. In fact, since this all began in 1979, that means we've been together for parts of five decades. I can't wait to continue the journey."
Chris Williams - 4/20/2010 11:02:22 AM EDT
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