ESPN Signs Emmy-Winning Broadcaster Brian Custer as ‘SportsCenter’ Anchor

Brian Custer (Credit: Instagram/@bcustertv)

Brian Custer is joining ESPN as an anchor on the network’s signature news and information show SportsCenter.

Custer will begin his new position at SportsCenter starting in July, the network announced Monday. He’ll also serve as a play-by-play commentator for college football and basketball beginning in the fall.

“I’m beyond thrilled to be joining all the dedicated sports professionals at the World Wide Leader,” Custer said in a statement. “It’s always been a professional goal to anchor an iconic show like SportsCenter and call games for ESPN. I can’t wait for this journey to begin.”

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The Emmy-winning sportscaster joins ESPN from Fox Sports, where he called college football, college basketball and boxing since 2014. He also co-hosted a sports show on SiriusXM NBA Radio.

In addition to his ESPN duties, Custer will continue his role as host of Showtime Championship Boxing.

The veteran journalist graduated from Hampton University with a degree in broadcast journalism. He started his television career in his hometown of Columbus, Ohio, as a news and sports reporter for the local ABC-TV affiliate. He later worked in Dallas as a news and sports reporter before moving to New York to host at SNY-TV, where he won two Emmy Awards.

Custer is a cancer survivor and a spokesman for the Prostate Cancer Foundation.