Scott Van Pelt

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Scott Van Pelt
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Van Pelt in 2013
Born August 4th, 1970
Brookeville, Maryland
Education University of Maryland
Occupation Sportscaster
Notable credit(s) SportsCenter (2001–present)
SVP & Russillo (2009–present; previously known as The Scott Van Pelt Show)

Scott Van Pelt is an American sportscaster and sports talk show host. He currently co-anchors the 11 p.m. edition of SportsCenter on ESPN, serves as the co-host of SVP & Russillo on ESPN Radio, and hosts various golf events for the network.

Early life[edit]

Van Pelt was born in Brookeville, Maryland,[1] and grew up in the Washington, D.C., area. He graduated from Sherwood High School in Sandy Spring, Maryland, and enrolled at the University of Maryland where he studied radio/television and film. He is a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity.[2]


Van Pelt began his career in sportscasting at WTTG-TV, a FOX affiliate in Washington, D.C. in 1990 and then moved on to the Golf Channel, where he worked from 1994 to 2000 as a studio host for some of the network's signature programs. He left the channel in 2001 to join ESPN, where he serves as a presenter for SportsCenter and is one of the network's top golf correspondents, covering major tournaments such as the Masters Tournament. He also is a prominent personality for ESPN Radio, where he was the co-host of Tirico and Van Pelt alongside Mike Tirico before the program was canceled and replaced with Van Pelt's own three-hour program, The Scott Van Pelt Show, in 2009. The show was renamed SVP & Russillo in October 2012. He is a studio presenter for Friday night College Football on ESPN college football games for the ESPN Network.

Van Pelt has also appeared as a commentator in golf video games, alongside Kelly Tilghman on EA Sports' Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 and Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11[3] and in a comedic turn in Aqua Teen Hunger Force Zombie Ninja Pro-Am.[4][5]

In 2012, Van Pelt made the decision to stay with ESPN. [6]


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