Emmy-Winning Sportscaster Brian Custer Joins ESPN as SportsCenter Anchor, Play-by-Play Commentator

Emmy Award-winning sportscaster Brian Custer has joined the ESPN family where he will take on multiple roles, including anchoring SportsCenter

  • Brian Custer has signed on with ESPN as an anchor for their flagship news show SportsCenter.
  • Additionally, he will provide play-by-play commentary for college football and basketball broadcasts for the network.
  • Custer will begin his SportsCenter duties in July and begin calling college sports in the fall.

About Brian Custer:

  • Custer started his broadcasting career in his hometown of Columbus, Ohio, as a news and sports reporter for the local ABC-TV affiliate.
  • He later worked in Dallas as a news and sports reporter before moving to New York as a host at SNY-TV. He won two Emmy Awards while at SNY-TV.
  • He joins ESPN from Fox Sports, where he had called college football, college basketball and boxing since 2014. He also has been co-host of a program on SiriusXM NBA Radio.
  • In addition to his ESPN duties, Custer will continue his role as host for Showtime Championship Boxing.
  • Custer holds a degree in broadcast journalism from Hampton University.
  • He is also a cancer survivor and a spokesman for the Prostate Cancer Foundation.

What they’re saying:

  • Brian Custer: “I’m beyond thrilled to be joining all the dedicated sports professionals at the World Wide Leader. It’s always been a professional goal to anchor an iconic show like Sportscenter and call games for ESPN. I can’t wait for this journey to begin.”