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SportsCenter Anchor John Anderson leaving ESPN

Veteran SportsCenter anchor John Anderson announced his retirement from the position. He will take permanent leave at the end of June when his contract expires. 

Highlights 

SportsCenter anchor John Anderson, who joined ESPN in 1999, has announced his retirement. Anderson announced his decision on Wednesday in a podcast that focuses on “Wisconsin’s sports and sporting life.” 

ESPN also shared the announcement on its news platforms and declared it an “Awful Announcement.” Veteran anchor John Anderson served ESPN for more than 24 years before announcing his retirement. 

Despite his retirement from the position as an anchor, Anderson said that he would continue to do the Boston Marathon and the New York Marathon. 

Inside Wisconsin shared the video in which John has disclosed his plans to leave ESPN in June. 

John Anderson’s retirement announcement 

During the podcast, Anderson said, “My contract runs out at ESPN at the end of June, and I have decided that will be the end. I am going to leave the company. I am going to, sort of, retire from SportsCenter.” 

John Anderson’s future plans 

Anderson also revealed his future plans and said, “I am going to get to do a few track and field things. I am going to continue to do the Boston Marathon, and the New York Marathon, which I love, and some NCAA track meets, and some SEC stuff, and I am, like, incredible excited about that.” 

Anderson talked about retirement and his experience with ESPN.

The anchor said, “I feel like it’s been a good run and the operation has changed, I don’t know if it has passed me by but, it is taken its toll and I still want to be able to do the best shows that I can and I don’t know in years (coming years) that I have the stamina to go through it again.” 

John Anderson’s career 

Before joining ESPN as an anchor, Anderson was a sports anchor in Phoenix, Arizona, and had stops in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Columbia. 

Anderson joined ESPN in 1999 and served the channel as SportsCenter anchor. He worked with the company for more than 24 years and announced his retirement in June 2024. 

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