Recent news involving sports media personalities, including Vince Cellini joining NBA TV full-time, Marv Albert working CBS NFL games with Rich Gannon, and the reported passing of a former OLN and ABC Sports executive.
- Cellini Joins NBA TV Full Time: Former Turner Sports host Vince Cellini has joined NBA TV full-time as an anchor. Cellini, who will also host a new college football show for NCAA.com, first joined NBA TV as a guest host last year. (Turner Sports)
- CBS’ Albert Teams With Gannon on NFL Games: CBS NFL play-by-play voice Marv Albert will team with analyst Rich Gannon on CBS NFL telecasts this season. Albert and Gannon make their debut on Bills/Chiefs during Week 1, followed by Browns/Colts in Week 2 and Patriots/Bills in Week 3. (CBS press release via Fang’s Bites)
- Former OLN, ABC Sports Exec Dies: Former OLN VP/programming Susan Panisch died on Monday morning, the website Cynopsis reports. Prior to joining OLN, which is currently Versus, she worked for ABC Sports as a producer for events ranging from the NFL to the Olympic Games. (Cynopsis via Media Life Magazine; additional information from New York Times)