Linda Cohn of ESPN’s “SportsCenter” Signs New Deal to Remain with Network

SportsCenter anchor, Linda Cohn has been a prominent figure on the ESPN for over 26 years, and she’s not going anywhere any time soon. ESPN announced that Cohn has signed a new multi year deal to remain with the sports network.

  • ESPN and SportsCenter anchor, Linda Cohn are excited to announce that Cohn has extended her contract with the network.
  • With more than 26 years at ESPN, Cohn has been a will continue to co-host SportsCenter and will also participate in more NHL coverage.
  • In 2016, Cohn celebrated 5,000 episodes of SportsCenter, making her the first ESPN anchor to record that many.
  • In 2017, she was inducted into the National Sports Media Association (NSMA) Hall of Fame.
  • Cohn is currently the main host and will continue to cover ESPN+ hockey show, In the Crease. In addition, she will do hockey-related interviews and features for SportsCenter and other ESPN platforms

What they’re saying:

  • Norby Williamson, ESPN executive vice president and executive editor, studio production: “Linda continues to deliver outstanding work for us on SportsCenter and everything else she does. “She’s hosted more SportsCenters than anyone else and her passion and devotion have made her a legend, but it’s the quality of her performance every time the red light goes on that makes her such a valuable member of our team. We’re delighted that she’ll still be connecting with sports fans on ESPN platforms for many more years.”
  • Linda Cohn: “It means a lot to me to stay with one franchise and one place for my entire career. I wanted to be with ESPN and am so happy to have this opportunity. I don’t feel like someone who’s been at ESPN for 26-plus years. I’ll always have a passion for sports. It’s part of my DNA. It’s still an adrenaline rush for me.”
  • Linda Cohn: “What a success and breakthrough it was to get hockey back and host In the Crease. The response not only from hockey purists but from casual sports fans was tremendous because with ESPN+ they can now watch this show when they want to watch it. I’m known for my love of hockey and the NHL and I can’t wait to continue to share that experience.”
  • Linda Cohn: “I’m excited to create new memories here at ESPN.”