Veteran SportsCenter anchors Neil Everett and Stan Verrett will be the primary team when the news and highlights show begins live weeknight broadcasts from Los Angeles in April.
Everett and Verrett will relocate to Los Angeles from ESPN headquarters and studios in Bristol, Conn. to co-host the 1 a.m. (ET) edition of the show from a new studio in the LA Live area.
In addition, Stuart Scott, who has been one of ESPN's most prominent studio anchors for 15 years with roles on SportsCenter, and the network's NBA and NFL coverage, will also be hosting a select number of shows throughout the year from Los Angeles, including the premiere on Monday, April 6.
Totaling some 12,300 square feet, ESPN's new facility will feature three production control rooms, a pair of master control rooms, eight craft edit suites, a music room and a voiceover room. ESPN's owned & operated L.A.-based radio station will be relocating to the new facility in an adjacent building. Additional ESPN content will originate from this facility over time. This facility is held by ESPN subsidiary Los Angeles Cable Sports Productions, LLC.
"One of ESPN's strengths is the breadth and depth of our lineup of commentators, and we're fortunate that Stan and Neil, longtime SportsCenter veterans, were interested in making the move to Los Angeles," said Steve Anderson, ESPN executive vice president, news, talent & content operations in a statement. "Both are terrific writers with an energetic and entertaining approach. We're very pleased to have them as our late SportsCenter team and to lead this new, important effort."
The 1 a.m. SportsCenter will serve as ESPN's overnight encore edition, until the show goes live again at 9 a.m. (ET) from Bristol.
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