ESPN’s John Anderson To Retire From SportsCenter In June, Will Remain Involved In Track

By Chris Chavez

March 28, 2024

ESPN’s John Anderson announced he will retire from hosting SportsCenter at the end of June, he announced on his podcast Inside Wisconsin.

Here’s what you need to know:

– Anderson has been with ESPN since 1999. Prior to arriving in Bristol, he served as a sports anchor in Phoenix, Tulsa and Columbia. He was a high jumper at Missouri and graduated in 1987.

– Here’s what he said on the podcast: “My contract runs out at ESPN at the end of June and I have decided that will be the end. I’m going to leave the company. I’m going to, sort of, retire from SportsCenter. I’m going to get to do a few track & field things, I’m 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. I’m incredibly excited about that. It’s been a good run…I don’t know if it has passed me by but, it’s 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 [2026, 2027] that I have the stamina to go through it again.”

– Anderson has been part of ESPN’s coverage of NCAA track and field, the New York City Marathon and the Boston Marathon. He has also been contracted as an announcer for the international broadcasts of the World Championships and Olympics in recent years.

– CITIUS MAG had the pleasure of working with Anderson at the 2022 World Championships in Eugene, Oregon as he co-hosted CITIUS MAG Live at Worlds with Chris Chavez and Kyle Merber.

– Anderson also hosts the Bowerman Award ceremony with the USTFCCA.

Chris Chavez

Chris Chavez launched CITIUS MAG in 2016 as a passion project while working full-time for Sports Illustrated. He covered the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and grew his humble blog into a multi-pronged media company. He completed all six World Marathon Majors and is an aspiring sub-five-minute miler.