Sports The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN  

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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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Scott Van Pelt is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN

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403 144
Stuart Scott is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
age 52

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309 152
Tim Kurkjian is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
age 61

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341 145
Kirk Herbstreit is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN

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349 209
Mike Golic is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
age 53

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369 188
Michael Wilbon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN

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315 130
Adam Schefter is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
age 51

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280 135
Jay Bilas is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
age 54

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328 202
Tony Kornheiser is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN

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263 136
Suzy Kolber is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
age 53

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234 104
Buster Olney is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
age 54

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230 94
Chris Fowler is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
age 55

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223 137
Tom Jackson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
age 64

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224 127
Barry Melrose is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
age 61

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232 124
Michelle Beadle is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
Trioxin245 added age 42

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Chris Berman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
age 62

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159 68
John Saunders is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
age 63

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246 161
Mark Schlereth is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN

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202 121
Linda Cohn is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
age 58

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249 166
Ron Jaworski is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
age 64

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221 118
Steve Young is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
age 54

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168 74
Kenny Mayne is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
age 58

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165 75
John Clayton is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
age 63

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197 135
John Kruk is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
age 57

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138 66
Neil Everett is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
age 56

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155 83
Steve Levy is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
age 53

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199 115
Lee Corso is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
age 82

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172 88
Bob Ley is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
age 63

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142 107
John Buccigross is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN

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157 108
Hannah Storm is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
age 55

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156 122
Tony Reali is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
age 39

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Mike Ditka is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
age 78

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154 98
Charissa Thompson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN

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200 173
Dan Le Batard is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
age 49

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John Anderson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
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Mike Tirico is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
Lisa Dempsey added age 51

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112 69
Sal Paolantonio is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN

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123 69
Trey Wingo is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
age 54

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126 65
Jon Gruden is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
bojanthebest added age 54

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128 93
Herm Edwards is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
Papabear58 added Herm Edwards

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179 168
Dick Vitale is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
age 76

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148 145
Trent Dilfer is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
age 43

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Lindsay Czarniak is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
muzziac added age 40

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128 144
Woody Paige is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
age 71

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132 127
Tim Cowlishaw is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
age 63

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103 103
Jackie MacMullan is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN

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122 122
Bob Ryan is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
age 72

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69 46
Stan Verrett is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
age 51

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92 59
Sara Walsh is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
Trioxin245 added age 39

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