John Anderson (born May 13, 1965) is a sports journalist from Green Bay, Wisconsin, and a host of the ESPN TV program SportsCenter since June 1999. Since Brian Kenny's departure to the MLB Network, he mostly appears on the 6-8pm edition with Lindsay Czarniak. He lives in Southington, Connecticut.
Anderson graduated from Green Bay Southwest High School in Green Bay, WI. His portrait is displayed outside the gym under the sign "Distinguished Alumni" (there are no other portraits but his). Anderson has a journalism degree from the School of Journalism at the University of Missouri. He is active within the MU Alumni Association and can often be seen at Missouri Tigers sporting events. Anderson was the Grand Marshall at Missouri's 2002 Homecoming football game, in which Missouri beat the University of Kansas. He was the Graduation Speaker at the School of Journalism's December 2007 graduation ceremony.
One of the reasons Anderson decided to attend Missouri was so that he could compete as a high jumper on the track and field team. As a student, Anderson worked at KOMU-TV, but any work on the sports desk was voluntary. After graduating, he spent time in Tulsa, Oklahoma, working for KTUL-TV and KOTV-TV, and he also worked in Phoenix at KPHO-TV before joining ESPN.
Since 2008, he and John Henson have hosted Wipeout, a reality game show that is in its sixth season on ABC.
Anderson is an avid fan of Wisconsin sports teams, especially the Milwaukee Brewers, and usually voices some measure of support for them when handling their highlights.
John Anderson was also awarded the Bill Teegins Oklahoma Sportscaster of the year award in January 2012.
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