Steve Levy

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This article is about the ESPN journalist. For the Suffolk county executive, see Steve Levy (politician).

Steve Levy (born March 12, 1965) is a journalist for ESPN.

Early life and career[edit]

Levy was a 1987 graduate of the State University of New York at Oswego. He also attended John F. Kennedy High School. Before working for ESPN, he worked in New York for WFAN.

ESPN[edit]

At ESPN, he usually works on SportsCenter, and he covered NHL regular season and playoff games before the network lost the rights to televise the league's games. He also previously covered the network's college football coverage for four seasons. Levy has been with ESPN since 1993. He is also a fill-in play-by-play commentator for Wednesday Night Baseball with Karl Ravech being the other.

He is also known for leaving fellow co-anchor Keith Olbermann in stitches when, due to a teleprompter typo, he said "bulging dick" instead of "bulging disc".[1]

National Hockey League broadcasting[edit]

Levy is a prolific and well known NHL broadcaster. He has earned the nickname "Mr. Overtime," for having called the three longest televised games in NHL history, all of which have been playoff games — a 1996 game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Washington Capitals that went four overtimes (third longest); a 2000 contest that also featured the Penguins, this time playing the Philadelphia Flyers, which went five overtimes (the longest); and a 2003 matchup between the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim and the Dallas Stars, which also went five overtimes, and lasted six hours (second longest). The only two games to go longer took place before the era of television.

Other appearances[edit]

Recently, Levy has appeared in a print advertisement for Swiss watchmaker Raymond Weil. He appeared as himself in a pair of 2005 films, covering the Boston Red Sox in spring training in Fever Pitch, and the Special Olympics in The Ringer. He also appeared in The Game Plan, released in 2007 and Parental Guidance, released in 2012. Levy performed a cameo role in the interactive video for the Bob Dylan classic "Like A Rolling Stone",[2][3] released November 19, 2013.

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