Recent news involving sports media personalities, including Fox Sports’ interest in adding Vin Scully for portions of the World Series, Dari Nowkhah being named lead anchor for ESPNU, and ESPN adding a trio of broadcasters for the new Longhorn Network.
- FOX Would Consider Adding Scully For World Series: Both Fox Sports and lead MLB voice Joe Buck are open to having longtime Dodger broadcaster Vin Scully call part of this year’s World Series. In a statement released last week, Fox said that it would consider having Scully join Buck and Tim McCarver “for a few innings during the World Series” if he were interested. For his part, Buck told the Los Angeles Daily News that he would “happily step aside” for Scully and “not fight that at all.” (Awful Announcing, Los Angeles Daily News)
- Nowkhah Heading to ESPNU: ESPN regular Dari Nowkhah will take a permanent spot as ESPNU’s lead anchor beginning July 27. Nowkhah, who will relocate to Charlotte, NC, replaces the outgoing Lowell Galindo. Nowkhah has been with ESPN since 2004. (espnmediazone3.com)
- ESPN Names Longhorn Network Team: Samantha Steele, Kevin Dunn and the aforementioned Lowell Galindo will make up the “core” on-air broadcast team for ESPN’s new Longhorn Network, set to launch August 26. Galindo will serve as the lead anchor for the network, a role he previously filled for ESPNU. Steele, formerly of Fox Sports, will serve as a reporter and contribute features. Finally, Dunn, late of CBS College Sports, will have both hosting and reporting duties. (espnmediazone3.com)