Kevin Negandhi

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Kevin Negandhi
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Negandhi in 2012
Born (1975-03-20) March 20, 1975 (age 46)
Alma materTemple University
Known forSportscaster on ESPN
Spouse(s)Monica Buchanan (m. 2009)

Kevin Negandhi (born March 20, 1975) is an American sports anchor for ESPN's SportsCenter[1] as well as ESPN College Football on ABC.[2]

In addition to hosting SportsCenter, he also hosts Baseball Tonight, College Football Live and Outside the Lines on ESPN and is a fill-in anchor on NFL Live and Cold Pizza. He is the first anchor of Indian-American descent to be on a national sports network in American television history. Negandhi joined ESPN in September 2006 and made his debut on ESPNews in October 2006.[3]


Negandhi was born in West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Negandhi graduated from Phoenixville Area High School in Phoenixville. He received a degree in Communications from Temple University in 1997. While at Temple, he was a reporter on the Philadelphia Inquirer High School Sports Show on Fox. He also worked as a stringer for USA Today covering 6 local colleges for the Gannett News Service. He was also a member of Temple's student run newscast, Temple Update, under the direction of Rick Beardsley.[4] He served as sports editor at the Temple News - the school's newspaper, for two years. Negandhi was the voice of the Temple Women's basketball team on WRTI 90.1 FM in Philadelphia for three years.

After college, he became the second Indian-American to be a local sports anchor in the country, serving as sports anchor and later sports director at KTVO-TV in Kirksville, MO from 1998-99.

Negandhi joined WWSB-TV in Sarasota, Florida in 1999 and served as a sports anchor/reporter for three years. After a year away from TV, he returned to Sarasota and became sports director at WWSB-TV from 2004-06.[5] While working in Florida, he won three Associated Press awards including "Best Sportscast" in 2004 and 2005 and "Best Breaking Sports News" in 2005.

Personal life[edit]

Negandhi married fellow newscaster Monica Buchanan in 2009. Negandhi is an avid Philadelphia sports fan, supporting his hometown Eagles, Sixers, Phillies and Flyers.


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  2. ^ Tornoe, Rob. "Temple grad Kevin Negandhi gets a big promotion at ESPN". The Philadelphia Inquirer, LLC. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
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  4. ^ Baxi, Shashwat. "How Kevin Negandhi's SportsCenter Dreams Became a Reality". Bleacher Report, Inc. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. Retrieved 5 November 2019.
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