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Unlike our list of the Worst ESPN Personalities, these personalities and pundits give the finest viewpoints ESPN has to offer. Their clever insight, bulldog reporting, and long time experience gives the sports network the credibility it needs to sustain a strong viewership. There's no clear formula to measure to figure out who is the best sports personality. ESPN is lucky to have a good mix of hard working, trusted investigative reporters and savvy sideline reporters who often times have access to the best players and biggest names in sports. In studio, ESPN has the best mix of insightful hosts and former players who maintain strong locker room contacts and unique takes on specific stories.

Of ESPN's deep roster of former players, Ron Jaworski's coverage of the NFL is the network's best. A tireless worker, the former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback breaks down film of each game to give viewers an understanding of why a certain play unfolded in the manner it did. He is considered one of the top analysts in all of football. The same goes for Tim Kurkjian on the baseball side. Kurkjian will get scoops and inside information that other insider reporters clamor for. Unlike others, nearly 90 percent of the stories Kurkjian gets are accurate. In terms of pure personality, two of ESPN's most popular are Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon of Pardon The Interruption. This talk show spawned multiple copycats, but none can match the chemistry that the two long time friends have.

This is your opportunity to vote up the best ESPN anchors and personalities. There are plenty of good options here so it's up to you to help select who is the top ESPN personality on this Ultimate List.
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325 104
Scott Van Pelt is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN

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331 117
Stuart Scott is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
Stuart Scott age 52

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269 129
Tim Kurkjian is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
Tim Kurkjian age 61

4
310 173
Mike Golic is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
Mike Golic age 55

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295 126
Kirk Herbstreit is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN

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264 111
Adam Schefter is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
Adam Schefter age 51

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319 167
Michael Wilbon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN

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237 117
Jay Bilas is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
Jay Bilas age 54

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292 171
Tony Kornheiser is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN

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212 84
Buster Olney is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
Buster Olney age 54

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229 116
Suzy Kolber is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
Suzy Kolber age 53

12
201 80
Chris Fowler is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
Chris Fowler age 55

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192 108
Barry Melrose is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
Barry Melrose age 61

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198 117
Tom Jackson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
Tom Jackson age 67

The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN

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139 51
John Saunders is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
John Saunders age 63

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226 144
Mark Schlereth is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN

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230 148
Ron Jaworski is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
Ron Jaworski age 64

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191 101
Michelle Beadle is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
Trioxin245 added Michelle Beadle age 42

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237 212
Chris Berman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
Chris Berman age 62

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196 103
Steve Young is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
Steve Young age 54

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175 109
Linda Cohn is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
Linda Cohn age 58

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141 64
John Clayton is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
John Clayton age 63

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178 120
John Kruk is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
John Kruk age 57

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179 97
Lee Corso is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
Lee Corso age 82

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152 74
Bob Ley is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
Bob Ley age 63

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113 55
Neil Everett is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
Neil Everett age 56

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129 67
Kenny Mayne is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
Kenny Mayne age 58

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129 73
Steve Levy is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
Steve Levy age 53

Athletes With the Coolest Post-Sports Careers

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124 93
John Buccigross is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN

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192 125
Mike Ditka is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
Mike Ditka age 78

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137 108
Tony Reali is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
Tony Reali age 39

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134 95
Hannah Storm is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
Hannah Storm age 55

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104 46
Jon Gruden is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
bojanthebest added Jon Gruden age 54

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137 86
Charissa Thompson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN

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77 25
John Anderson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
William “houdini” houchin added John Anderson

Celebrities With Heterochromia Iridis

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90 34
Mike Tirico is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
Lisa Dempsey added Mike Tirico age 51

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96 61
Sal Paolantonio is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN

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171 156
Dan Le Batard is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
Dan Le Batard age 49

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111 81
Herm Edwards is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
Papabear58 added Herm Edwards

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98 60
Trey Wingo is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
Trey Wingo age 54

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160 145
Dick Vitale is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
Dick Vitale age 78

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119 126
Woody Paige is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
Woody Paige age 71

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135 130
Trent Dilfer is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
Trent Dilfer age 43

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75 35
Lindsay Czarniak is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
muzziac added Lindsay Czarniak age 40

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84 48
Sara Walsh is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
Trioxin245 added Sara Walsh age 39

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127 89
Mike Greenberg is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
woogyjones50 added Mike Greenberg age 50

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122 115
Tim Cowlishaw is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
Tim Cowlishaw age 63

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83 64
Brad Nessler is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
Brad Nessler age 61

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88 91
Jackie MacMullan is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN

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68 53
Adnan Virk is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
Adnan Virk age 39