Robert Flores (born 1970) is a sports journalist, who works for MLB Network and NHL Network as a studio host for each. Flores formerly worked at ESPN. Joining the network in 2005, Flores was an anchor for ESPNEWS and for ESPN's SportsCenter (2007–2016). Flores provided a Taco Bell Studio Update during each game of ABC College Football, and Saturday Night Football. He also served as a substitute studio host for ESPN2's Friday Night Fights. Flores hosted the live afternoon edition of SportsCenter from noon - 3 p.m. with Chris McKendry until early September 2009, when he was replaced with John Buccigross. He was also a substitute host for Baseball Tonight. Flores announced on February 4, 2016 that he would be leaving ESPN after ten years.
Flores is a native of Houston, Texas. He attended J. Frank Dobie High School in Houston and is in the JFD Hall of Fame. He graduated from the University of Houston with a B.A. in Radio/Television in 1992.
In 2006, Flores was co-anchoring ESPNEWS with Danyelle Sargent when she made her now infamous statement "What the fuck was that," due to technical difficulties. Flores was once fired for muttering the same curse word on-air in 2004 when he worked for KEYE in Austin, Texas on a taped segment that was not intended for air.
- Flores now works for both MLB Network and NHL Network as a studio host. "ESPN anchor sees gold in baseball diamond" Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 2016-02-22.
- "Robert Flores". ESPN. Retrieved 2011-08-26.
- "Flores' road from Cullen Boulevard to ESPN". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 2011-08-26.
- "Robert Flores of ESPN". Heading for the Exits. Retrieved 2013-02-17.
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