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Behind the Mic: Rece Davis Returns to ESPN on Multi-Year Deal; Fox Sports' Gus Johnson Named CoSIDA Jake Wade Award Recipient

05/03/2021

Behind the Mic: Rece Davis Returns to ESPN on Multi-Year Deal; Fox Sports' Gus Johnson Named CoSIDA Jake Wade Award Recipient By SVG Staff

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Behind the Mic provides a roundup of recent news regarding on-air talent, including new deals, departures, and assignments compiled from press releases and reports around the industry. In this week's edition, Rece Davis will return to ESPN after signing a new multi-year deal, Fox Sports' Gus Johnson was named the CoSIDA Jake Wade Award Recipient, and more.

ESPN Re-Signs Veteran Studio Host and Play-by-Play Commentator Rece Davis Rece Davis has signed a new multi-year deal to continue as the face of ESPN's Emmy Award-winning College GameDay football and basketball studio franchises. Davis will also continue to host coverage from premier events like the College Football Playoff National Championship, the NFL Draft on ABC and the NCAA Men's Final Four, in addition to select play-by-play assignments for college football and basketball.

Davis has been the host of College GameDay Built by The Home Depot the past six seasons. He brings an unmatched knowledge and passion for college football to the weekly traveling show, as well as his trademark wit and humor. Davis hosts the signature studio program from campus sites, the College Football Playoff, and the NFL Draft, in addition to anchoring ESPN's College Football Playoff Top 25 Rankings Show.

During the basketball season, Davis will remain host of College GameDay Covered by State Farm, a role he has occupied since the show debuted in 2005, and will also continue to call select college basketball games following the conclusion of the CFP. Davis anchors coverage from the annual State Farm Champions Classic and NCAA Men's Final Four, and he has also served as host of the NBA Draft on ESPN for more than a decade.

This summer, he will return to soccer hosting duties for the UEFA European Football Championship after hosting ESPN's coverage of the 2008 UEFA Euro and 2006 FIFA World Cup soccer tournaments. (ESPN)

Gus Johnson Named CoSIDA Jake Wade Award Recipient Fox Sports lead college basketball and college football play-by-play announcer Gus Johnson is the recipient of the 2021 Jake Wade Award, presented by CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America) to an individual in the media who has made an outstanding contribution to intercollegiate athletics. (Twitter)

Mike Greenberg Named Host of ESPN's NFL Draft Telecast Mike Greenberg, a leading voice across all ESPN platforms, is adding another prominent role to his broadcasting portfolio: ESPN NFL Draft host. Greenberg will anchor Days 1 and 2 of this NFL signature event beginning April 29, just months shy of his 25th ESPN anniversary. He will be the third ESPN NFL Draft host in the past three decades and the fifth all-time, following Joe Thomas (1980), George Grande (1981-86), Chris Berman (1987-2016) and Trey Wingo (2017-20).

A member of the National Association of Broadcasters' Broadcasting Hall of Fame and the National Radio Hall of Fame, Greenberg will continue to host ESPN's weekday morning show Get Up!, the weekday ESPN Radio program Greeny, and the ESPN+ exclusive series Bettor Days. On Get Up!, Greenberg and a rotating cast of Insiders, analysts and reporters will cover Pro Days, Free Agency, Mock Drafts, and the latest NFL news. (ESPN)

Fox Sports Announces Full Roster of Driver Analysts for 2021 NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Furthering its move to feature active NASCAR drivers as guest analysts in the FOX NASCAR broadcast booth, Fox Sports again has assembled an all-star cast of competitors for its 2021 NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race telecasts.

For Saturday's NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (4:30 PM ET on FS1), Joey Logano and Kurt Busch have the call alongside play-by-play announcer Adam Alexander, with pit reporting by Jamie Little and Regan Smith. Austin Dillon calls Friday's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Las Vegas (9:00 PM ET on FS1) with Vince Welch and Michael Waltrip.

Beginning with the inaugural Drivers Only NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Pocono Raceway in 2017, Fox NASCAR has continued to pair active drivers with Alexander on a weekly basis. Fox Sports has furthered that effort with the addition of NASCAR drivers as guest analysts in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series booth with Welch and Waltrip. In all, Fox Sports features well more than a dozen NASCAR Cup Series drivers, former drivers or crew chiefs throughout the 2021 Xfinity and Camping World Truck Series seasons, with Tony Stewart, Drew Blickensderfer, Tyler Reddick, and Daniel Suarez making their first analyst appearance. Additionally, Fox Sports' Drivers Only telecast returns this season at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday, May 29 (1:00 PM ET on FS1), with an on-air driver team to be announced in the near future. (Fox Sports)

Morgan Pressel Joins Golf Channel and NBC as Analyst and On-Course Reporter Mmajor champion and two-time LPGA Tour winner Morgan Pressel has joined GOLF Channel and NBC as an analyst and on-course reporter for LPGA Tour and PGA TOUR coverage. She will make her 2021 on-air debut this week at the LPGA Drive On Championship presented by Volvik at Golden Ocala on GOLF Channel.

Pressel - who will also continue to compete on the LPGA Tour - will provide analysis and insights for numerous events throughout 2021, including the U.S. Women's Open, Amundi Evian Championship, Solheim Cup, and the PGA TOUR's Honda Classic.

Owning one of the most decorated careers in women's amateur golf history, Pressel became the then-youngest player to ever qualify for the U.S. Women's Open in 2001 at age 12
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