John Anderson (broadcaster)

John Anderson (broadcaster)

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John Anderson (born 1965 in Mason City, Iowa) is a sports journalist from Green Bay, Wisconsin, and a host of the ESPN TV program SportsCenter since June 1999. He lives in Southington, Connecticut

Anderson has a journalism degree from the Missouri School of Journalism at the University of Missouri. He is active within the MU Alumni Association and can often be seen at Missouri Tigers sporting events. Anderson was the Grand Marshall at Missouri's 2002 Homecoming football game, in which Missouri beat the University of Kansas. Anderson was the Graduation Speaker at the School of Journalism's December 2007 Graduation Ceremony.

One of the reasons Anderson decided to come to Missouri is so he could compete as a high jumper on the track and field team. As a student, Anderson worked at KOMU-TV, but any work on the sports desk was voluntary. After graduating, Anderson spent time in Tulsa, Oklahoma, working for KTUL-TV and KOTV-TV, and he also worked in Phoenix at KPHO-TV before joining ESPN.

He is one of the hosts of "Wipeout", a reality game show which airs on ABC over the summer of 2008.

Anderson is an avid fan of Wisconsin sports teams, especially the Milwaukee Brewers and the Green Bay Packers, and usually voices some measure of support for them when handling their highlights.

When talking about Detroit Tigers outfielder, Curtis Granderson, John Anderson always says "...the only thing better than an Anderson is a Granderson"

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