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Early life and career
Levy went to John F. Kennedy High School in Bellmore, New York, and then graduated in 1987 from the State University of New York at Oswego. Before working for ESPN, he worked in New York City in radio and/or television for WFAN, MSG Network, WCBS-TV, WABC-AM, and WNBC-AM.
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, 1999-2002. (Levy has since returned to this role). Levy has been with ESPN since August 1, 1993. He was also a fill-in play-by-play commentator for Wednesday Night Baseball with Karl Ravech being the other.
National Hockey League broadcasting
Levy is a prolific and well known NHL broadcaster. He has earned the nickname "Mr. Extra Period," 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 alongsise Darren Pang.
Levy has appeared in a print advertisement for Swiss watchmaker Raymond Weil. He appeared as himself in Home Improvement and 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",
- Merron, Jeff (2002-11-12). "Keeping it real on 'Sports Night'". ESPN Page2. Retrieved 2007-06-14.