Anthony Mackie to Host the 2021 ESPYS on ABC

ESPN has announced that the 2021 ESPYS will be hosted by Captain America himself, Anthony Mackie, when it airs live on ABC on July 10.

(ESPN/Photo Courtesy of Anthony Mackie)

(ESPN/Photo Courtesy of Anthony Mackie)

What’s Happening:

  • Anthony Mackie has been announced as the host for the 2021 ESPYS which will air live on ABC on Saturday, July 10 at 8:00 pm ET. This year’s ESPYS will take place from The Rooftop at Pier 17 at the Seaport in New York City.
  • Mackie will be joined by celebrities from sports and entertainment to celebrate the past year in sports, recognizing achievements and unforgettable moments.
  • The ESPYS help raise awareness and funds for the V Foundation for Cancer Research, founded in 1993 by ESPN and the late basketball coach Jim Valvano. Over the past 28 years, ESPN has helped raise more than $134 million for the foundation.

What They’re Saying:

  • Anthony Mackie: “I’m excited to be hosting this year’s ESPYS and to celebrate the gift that sports have been this past year. They have allowed us to cheer on our favorite teams and athletes together at a time when many felt so alone. As an avid sports fan myself, I can’t wait to meet some of my favorite athletes and celebrate their accomplishments!”
  • Rob King, SVP and Editor-At-Large ESPN Content: “After a year of canceled competitions, empty stadium seats and athletic careers cut short or left to languish in limbo, we’re delighted that The ESPYS has the opportunity to celebrate the return of sports,” said Rob King, Senior Vice President and Editor-At-Large ESPN Content. “Anthony will make a fantastic host because he is equal parts sports fan and entertainer. Plus he knows a thing or two about heroic moments.”

The ESPYS air live on ABC on July 10 at 8:00 pm ET. You can also catch Anthony Mackie in The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, now streaming on Disney+.

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