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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Stuart Scott is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
age 52

2
401 131
Scott Van Pelt is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN

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315 154
Tim Kurkjian is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
age 61

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351 149
Kirk Herbstreit is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN

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351 213
Mike Golic is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
age 53

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378 191
Michael Wilbon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN

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322 134
Adam Schefter is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
age 51

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284 139
Jay Bilas is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
age 54

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270 136
Suzy Kolber is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
age 53

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333 204
Tony Kornheiser is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN

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238 95
Chris Fowler is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
age 55

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236 108
Buster Olney is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
age 54

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229 128
Barry Melrose is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
age 61

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225 139
Tom Jackson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
age 64

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283 238
Chris Berman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
age 62

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238 127
Michelle Beadle is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
Trioxin245 added age 42

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163 69
John Saunders is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
age 63

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207 123
Linda Cohn is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
age 58

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249 163
Mark Schlereth is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN

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250 168
Ron Jaworski is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
age 64

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227 118
Steve Young is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
age 54

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174 74
Kenny Mayne is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
age 58

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166 75
John Clayton is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
age 63

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198 136
John Kruk is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
age 57

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142 67
Neil Everett is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
age 56

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207 115
Lee Corso is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
age 82

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158 84
Steve Levy is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
age 53

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176 88
Bob Ley is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
age 63

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144 107
John Buccigross is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN

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159 122
Tony Reali is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
age 39

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159 109
Hannah Storm is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
age 55

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218 140
Mike Ditka is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
age 78

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John Anderson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
William “houdini” houchin added John Anderson

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119 44
Mike Tirico is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
Lisa Dempsey added age 51

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156 99
Charissa Thompson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN

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201 176
Dan Le Batard is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
age 49

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114 69
Sal Paolantonio is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN

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126 70
Trey Wingo is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
age 54

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129 94
Herm Edwards is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
Papabear58 added Herm Edwards

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127 68
Jon Gruden is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
bojanthebest added age 54

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181 168
Dick Vitale is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
age 76

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151 145
Trent Dilfer is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
age 43

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94 46
Lindsay Czarniak is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
muzziac added age 40

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130 144
Woody Paige is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
age 71

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132 128
Tim Cowlishaw is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
age 63

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103 104
Jackie MacMullan is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN

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70 46
Stan Verrett is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
age 51

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122 123
Bob Ryan is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
age 72

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93 60
Sara Walsh is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
Trioxin245 added age 39

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81 64
Adnan Virk is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
age 39