Andy Katz

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Andy Katz
Andy Katz (cropped).jpg
Katz in November 2013
Born (1968-04-07) April 7, 1968 (age 51)
ResidenceWest Hartford, Connecticut
NationalityAmerican
Alma materUniversity of Wisconsin, Madison
B.A., History & Political Science (1990)
Occupationsports reporter (basketball)
Years active1989-present
EmployerESPN (2000-2017) Big Ten Network (2017-present)
Home townNewton, Massachusetts
TitleSenior Writer
Board member offormer board member, United States Basketball Writers Association
President Obama fills out his picks for the NCAA Men's Div I Tournament with ESPN's Andy Katz. President Barack Obama picked North Carolina to win the National Championship when he shared his "Barack-etology" with Katz on March 18, 2009. Other teams in his Final Four were Pittsburgh, Louisville, and Memphis.[1]

Andrew D. Katz (born April 7, 1968) is a college basketball analyst for the Big Ten Network and a college basketball correspondent for the NCAA. He formerly worked as a senior college basketball journalist for ESPN.com[2] , and was a regular sports analyst on College GameNight on ESPN. Katz earned a B.A. at the University of Wisconsin–Madison (1990), and began working for ESPN in 2000.[3]

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Before Katz joined ESPN, he was a sports reporter for The Fresno Bee (1995–1999); the Albuquerque Journal (1990–1995); and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel(1989–1990).

On April 26, 2017, Katz was among over 100 employees laid off by ESPN.[4] After leaving ESPN, Katz did the color commentator for the Paradise Jam Tournament held in Lynchburg, VA.[5] Katz is currently a college basketball studio analyst for the Big Ten Network (BTN).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Presidential pick 'em at the White House".
  2. ^ "Booking Andy Katz Speaker Appearances- Contact Andy Katz Agent for Speaking Fees and Costs". Athlete Promotions. Retrieved 15 March 2013.
  3. ^ "[2] College Basketball Authority Andy Katz Named ESPN.com Senior Writer". Business Wire. Business Wire. Jan 5, 2000. Retrieved 2009-05-10. Find Articles at BNET.com[dead link]
  4. ^ http://thebiglead.com/2017/04/27/andy-katz-out-at-espn-and-other-big-name-layoffs-have-yet-to-trickle-out/
  5. ^ https://www.ncaa.com/news/basketball-men/article/2017-11-20/andy-katz-5-observations-intriguing-week-paradise-jam

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