Kay Murray to Co-Host ESPN’s English-Language Coverage of LaLiga

World Soccer Talk is reporting that Kay Murray has been named as co-host of ESPN’s U.S. broadcast coverage of LaLiga. She will be joined by Dan Thomas and they’ll cover the 2021-22 season which kicks off on August 13th.

Via World Soccer Talk

Via World Soccer Talk

What’s Happening: 

  • World Soccer Talk has shared an exclusive, reporting that ESPN has named Kay Murray as co-host of English-language coverage of LaLiga.
  • Murray will start during the 2021-22 season joining co-host Dan Thomas.
  • World Soccer Talk also notes that ESPN has renewed Murray’s contract with the network.  
  • Murray got her start at Middlesbrough FC’s Boro TV and later moved to beIN SPORTS where she covered LaLiga matches.
  • This past spring it was announced that ESPN had secured the U.S. broadcasting rights to LaLiga Santander and LaLiga SmartBank games through the 2028-29 season.
  • LaLiga’s new season begins on Friday, August 13th.

What They’re Saying:

  • Kay Murray: “I couldn’t be happier to be continuing my experience at ESPN, covering the things I’m most passionate about. Having a chance to be a part of the exponential growth of soccer in the United States by broadcasting leagues such as LaLiga and the Bundesliga is very important to me. So, too, is serving the global audience in my role on SportsCenter. We’re both delighted to be covering a league that we love and a league that we have a lot of history with. Dan is my old flatmate in Madrid, so it’s wonderful to be together. I think it’s sixteen or seventeen seasons later that we are here covering LaLiga for the audience here in the United States. It’s a league that we know intricately. It’s a league that we’re happy to be continuing to cover and promote.”