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Bob Ley

ESPN Broadcaster

Longest-serving commentator at ESPN from either studio or remote production, joining the network in 1979 on just the third day of its existence | Host of ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” since its creation in 1990 | Co-anchor of Sunday morning block of sports and news programming, including “SportsCenter” and “OTL” | Has covered NCAA basketball Final Four rounds on several occasions | Has handled play-by-play coverage of World Cup soccer, including serving as lead commentator in the 1998 tournament |
Iconic News Coverage…
Led ESPN coverage of Pete Rose’s suspension by Bart Giamatti | Provided first national news coverage of 1989 San Francisco Earthquake live from Candlestick Park | Opened ESPN coverage when the network went back on the air after tragic September 11 attacks and offered sports perspective on the impact of the event | Has interviewed four U.S. Presidents including Gerald Ford, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush aboard Air Force One, and George W. Bush |
Awards and Recognition…
11-time Emmy Award winner | Took home three Cable ACE Awards for Sports Informational Series | Won New York Festival World Medals for his work in “Outside the Lines,” taking home Gold in 2002 and Silver in 2001 | Received Honorary All-America Award by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America for his work at the 1998 World Cup in 1999 | Earned Northeastern University’s 1995 Excellence in Sports Journalism Award | Inducted into the Bloomfield Athletic Hall of Fame for his contributions to sports journalism in May 1987 |
ESPN Broadcaster

Longest-serving commentator at ESPN from either studio or remote production, joining the network in 1979 on just the third day of its existence | Host of ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” since its creation in 1990 | Co-anchor of Sunday...
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