ESPN has signed reporter and host Marty Smith to a multi-year contract extension.

(ESPN)

(ESPN)

What’s Happening:

  • ESPN reporter and host Marty Smith has signed a new multi-year contract extension with the network.
  • Smith will continue to work on a variety of sports and shows as has been the norm during his 15-year career at ESPN including college football, golf, horseracing, the NFL Draft, motorsports, and more.
  • Smith started at ESPN in 2006, reporting for SportsCenter and the former NASCAR Now program as the lead NASCAR reporter.
  • Smith will be working his first PGA Championship assignment next week.

What They’re Saying:

  • Lee Fitting, ESPN SVP, Production: “Marty is versatility personified. He can flip a switch to cover any event, story or subject, but his ability to build relationships and get to the heart of the story are part of what truly makes him a great journalist. He’s a fantastic teammate and we look forward to Marty’s signature brand of storytelling across our networks for years to come.”
  • Marty Smith, Reporter: “I am indescribably grateful that so many mentors and colleagues at ESPN believe in me. Every single assignment that I have, I write those folks and tell them that. To be able to continue my journey at ESPN for years to come is a blessing beyond what I can articulate. I’ve made a career of kindness, effort and passion – treating everyone with care, compassion and respect. And I am so unbelievably grateful to ESPN for believing in that equation. I determine what my energy is going to be every day, and what I bring to every story we tell, every assignment I’m given and every person we encounter. I’ve gotten to know the parents, grandparents and families of these athletes, and I genuinely care so deeply about the people we cover.”
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