ESPN has announced that Sage Steele and Kevin Negandhi will co-anchor the 6 p.m. SportsCenter broadcast on weeknights starting Monday, May 14. The new team provides a consistent anchor team to the show following rotating hosts since the conclusion of the SC6 broadcasts that featured Michael Smith and Jemele Hill.
What They Are Saying:
- Sage Steele: “The first show I ever hosted at ESPN was the 6 p.m. SportsCenter in March 2007, Who knew that 11 years later this would all come full circle. I’m beyond thrilled to be part of the new 6 p.m. team and to reunite with Kevin and so many other great teammates. Onward!”
- Kevin Negandhi: “I’m excited to get started on Monday and be able to set the table for the night’s biggest games through interviews and conversations with some of the best analysts and reporters. The 6 p.m. time slot is also a great opportunity to update our audience on what they might have missed throughout the day, and I’m really looking forward to being able to do this with my talented co-anchor Sage Steele.”
- David Roberts, ESPN Vice President, Network Content: “We’re very happy that Sage and Kevin will be the consistent anchor team that will carry the 6 p.m. SportsCenter into the future,” he said. With the NBA conference finals underway and The Finals coming up, the multiple storylines across Major League Baseball and the start of NFL training camps on the horizon, the show will continue its focus on breaking news and setting the viewers up for the night in sports. We look forward to Sage and Kevin leading the way for us.”
About Sage Steele:
- Recently the lead host for SportsCenter on the Road and the Monday-Thursday anchor for SportsCenter:AM.
- Previously hosted NBA Countdown on ESPN and ABC from 2013 through the 2016-17 NBA season.
- Joined ESPN in 2007
- Hosted the Scripps National Spelling Bee from 2010-2013
- Co-hosted ABC’s telecast of the Miss America pageant since 2016
About Kevin Negandhi:
- Recently an anchor for the 7 a.m. ET SportsCenter:AM.
- Last season, he joined the ESPN on ABC College Football studio team.
- Has hosted NFL Live, Baseball Tonight, Outside the Lines, College Football Live, NBA Tonight, the women’s NCAA basketball Final Four and the 2015 Special Olympics World Games.
- Joined ESPN in 2006.
- In 2015, he was awarded the Team ESPN Disney Volunteer Commentator of the Year. Negandhi joined ESPN in 2006.