ESPN Re-signs Sports Betting Analyst Joe Fortenbaugh to New, Multi-year Contract

ESPN has re-signed their sports betting analyst, Joe Fortenbaugh, into a new multi-year contract that will keep him with the sports network.

What’s Happening:

  • ESPN has re-signed sports betting analyst Joe Fortenbaugh to a new, multi-year contract to remain with the company.
  • Fortenbaugh will continue to be a regular on ESPN’s sports betting news and information program Daily Wager, as well as in other programs and segments on television, radio and digital platforms.
  • Coming in January, Fortenbaugh will host a new digital show/podcast. Fortenbaugh works from the state-of-the-art ESPN studio at The LINQ Hotel + Experience on The Strip in Las Vegas, which opened in August of 2020 when he joined full-time following a stint as a contributor for the network.
  • Prior to joining ESPN full-time in Las Vegas, Fortenbaugh spent six years in San Francisco hosting morning sports talk radio at 95.7 The Game. From 2011-2014, he lived in Las Vegas where he cut his teeth covering the sports betting industry.
  • A graduate of Penn State, Fortenbaugh went on to graduate from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego. He is a native of Allentown, PA.

What They’re Saying:

  • Joe Fortenbaugh: “They say if you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life. That’s absolutely how I feel about my three-plus years at ESPN. To be surrounded by this many talented, driven colleagues with a seemingly infinite amount of resources at our disposal is a professional dream come true. My wife, Niki, and I have been very fortunate in our lives. Getting the opportunity to help build ESPN’s sports betting division was one thing. Now I get the chance to help take it to another level. Like I said, I’ve been very fortunate.”
  • Scott Clark, Vice President, Fantasy & Sports Betting Content, ESPN: “ESPN continues to invest in its sports betting content, and Joe will be a big part of that moving forward. We are happy he is remaining with ESPN as we continue to ramp up our efforts around sports betting.”

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