SportsCenter anchor John Anderson departs ESPN after long tenure

ESPN’s John Anderson Bids Farewell to SportsCenter after 21 Years: What’s Next for the Veteran Broadcaster?

Veteran sports journalist John Anderson has announced his departure from ESPN and the popular SportsCenter show, which he has hosted since 1999. Although saddened by the decision, Anderson expressed his excitement about new opportunities on the horizon. In a social media post, he shared the news with fans and thanked them for their support over the years.

Anderson will continue to be part of ESPN’s track and field coverage, including prestigious events like the New York City and Boston marathons. Additionally, he has called track and field events for Olympic Broadcasting Services during the Tokyo Games. The veteran broadcaster also mentioned that he completed the New York marathon in 2010 and briefly hosted the reality TV show “Wipeout.”

The reason behind Anderson’s departure is not entirely clear, but he did admit that hosting a nightly show like SportsCenter had taken its toll on him. He mentioned that he might return to one of the places he lived before joining ESPN, such as Phoenix, Arizona; Arkansas; South Carolina; Missouri – his alma mater; or Wisconsin, his native state. In an interview with “Inside Wisconsin Show,” Anderson discussed his uncertain future beyond leaving SportsCenter and what might come next.

This news comes after longtime SportsCenter anchor Neil Everett announced his departure from ESPN after a 23-year run at the company. Change is certainly in the air for SportsCenter as some of its most experienced anchors transition into new chapters.

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