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

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431 141
Scott Van Pelt is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN

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332 163
Tim Kurkjian is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
age 61

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368 165
Kirk Herbstreit is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN

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368 229
Mike Golic is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
age 55

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342 138
Adam Schefter is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
age 51

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393 209
Michael Wilbon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN

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297 148
Jay Bilas is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
age 54

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284 146
Suzy Kolber is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
age 53

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341 220
Tony Kornheiser is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN

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252 102
Chris Fowler is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
age 55

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252 112
Buster Olney is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
age 54

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240 150
Tom Jackson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
age 64

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242 139
Barry Melrose is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
age 61

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

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Ron Jaworski is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
age 67

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223 132
Linda Cohn is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
age 58

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262 173
Mark Schlereth is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN

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172 78
John Saunders is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
age 63

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251 142
Michelle Beadle is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
Trioxin245 added age 42

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241 126
Steve Young is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
age 56

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190 82
Kenny Mayne is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
age 58

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176 84
John Clayton is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
age 63

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224 121
Lee Corso is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
age 82

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153 75
Neil Everett is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
age 56

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205 147
John Kruk is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
age 57

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169 92
Steve Levy is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
age 53

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188 94
Bob Ley is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
age 63

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152 116
John Buccigross is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN

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169 118
Hannah Storm is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
age 55

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222 185
Dan Le Batard is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
age 49

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165 134
Tony Reali is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
age 39

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224 153
Mike Ditka is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
age 78

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126 73
Sal Paolantonio is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN

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130 51
Mike Tirico is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
Lisa Dempsey added age 51

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164 106
Charissa Thompson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN

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John Anderson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
William “houdini” houchin added John Anderson

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138 76
Trey Wingo is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
age 54

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140 99
Herm Edwards is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
Papabear58 added Herm Edwards

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162 148
Trent Dilfer is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
age 46

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191 177
Dick Vitale is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
age 76

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133 81
Jon Gruden is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
bojanthebest added age 54

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140 154
Woody Paige is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
age 71

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103 53
Lindsay Czarniak is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
muzziac added age 40

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113 109
Jackie MacMullan is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN

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139 137
Tim Cowlishaw is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
age 63

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92 68
Adnan Virk is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
age 39

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130 130
Bob Ryan is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
age 72

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76 53
Stan Verrett is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
age 51

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79 22
Samantha Ponder is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN
Dave_7672 added age 32