Kevin Connors

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For the American actor and sportsman, see Chuck Connors.

Kevin Connors is a sports television journalist for ESPN. He is a host of ESPN SportsCenter, and is seen frequently[quantify] on the program's 6pm and 11pm EDT broadcasts. Connors also provides play-by-play for college basketball broadcasts on the ESPN family of networks, as well as for international basketball broadcasts on ESPN and ESPN2. He was previously a sports reporter and sports anchor for WCBS-TV (CBS 2) in New York City, the flagship station of CBS Television Network.[1]

Biography[edit]

Connors joined ESPN in 2008 after serving as the WCBS Newsradio 880 PM Drive Sports Anchor for two and a half years. During his tenure at WCBS, Connors also became the weekend sports anchor for WCBS-TV (CBS 2). Previously, Connors spent eight years in television as the Sports Director/Anchor at Regional News Network (RNN-TV).

The New York State Broadcasters Association has honored Connors on four occasions. In 1999, 2003 and 2004 for "Outstanding Sportscast," and in 2001 for “Outstanding Documentary” on the ‘Our Town to Cooperstown’ series profiling seven members of the Baseball Hall of Fame, from the tri-state region. Connors was also honored by the New York State Associated Press Broadcaster’s Association in 2003 for his feature reporting of Army football, and nominated for a New York State Emmy Award in 2004 for his work on Army football.

A native of Rockville Centre, New York, Connors attended South Side High School where he was an All-County basketball player. A four-year letter winner on the Ithaca College men's basketball team, Connors graduated from Ithaca's Park School of Communications.

Connors also is a Buffalo Bills, New York Yankees and Syracuse Orange fan.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://blogs.hudsonvalley.com/hudson-valley-sports-tv/2008/06/20/kevin-connors-leaves-wcbs-radio-for-espn/ WKEN
  2. ^ @kevconnorsespn at Twitter, "SportsCenter anchor, husband, die-hard Syracuse, Yankees, Bills & NBA fan. HUGE music fan."
  3. ^ AUDIO: The John Murphy Show: "ESPN Anchor Kevin Connors on Being a Bills Fan" at BuffaloBills.com; Broadcast 13 June, 2013