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‘Good Morning America’ Anchor Robin Roberts Launches Production Company

3 September 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

By allowing viewers of ABC’s “Good Morning America” to witness many of her struggles – including a months-long grapple with the bone-marrow disease myelodysplastic syndrome – Robin Roberts has become something much more than a morning-show anchor. Now she hopes to create programming that emulates some of the qualities she brings to the air.

Roberts will serve as president of Rock’n Robin Productions, an independent company that will create original broadcast and digital programming for ABC and other networks. The firm will create everything from informational shows to documentaries to lifestyle-themed reality series and live special events. Projects currently in production include a news-driven documentary, a digital series for espnW, Espn’s women-in-sports-focused digital media outlet, a Thanksgiving-themed special for ABC and two reality pilots.

Roberts will continue co-anchoring “Good Morning America.”

The new company will aim to produce content that “will inspire, inform and entertain people,” Roberts said in a prepared statement. »

- Brian Steinberg

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Keith Olbermann Returning to 'SportsCenter'

27 August 2014 7:27 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Keith Olbermann is coming back to SportsCenter — well, sort of. The host is set to anchor future segments of the show where he rose to stardom as co-anchor. Espn announced that Olbermann will be moving to a new 5 p.m. Et time slot, beginning Monday, Sept. 8. Olbermann noted the shift from 11 p.m. on the one-year anniversary of the program, adding, "And by the way, on top of everything else, the new lineup will permit to, now and then, do an occasional edition of — what's the name of that show? — SportsCenter!" Olbermann returned to Espn

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- Ashley Lee

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Keith Olbermann to switch ESPN2 timeslots, return to 'SportsCenter'

27 August 2014 7:01 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Keith Olbermann had some big news on the first anniversary of his ESPN2 show, Olbermann.

Starting on Sept.8, Olbermann’s timeslot will shift from 11 p.m. Et to 5 p.m. Et, and switch from a hourlong format to a half-hour-long format, freeing up time for the commentator to host segments of Espn’s SportsCenter. Olbermann previously hosted SportsCenter from 1992 until 1997, when he left under contentious circumstances with Espn.

Video: The announcement – we're moving to 5 pm as of 9/8, and I'll be doing some SportsCenters too #BigShowRedux j.mp/1tBGqcr— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) August 27, 2014 »

- Teresa Jue

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'Guardians of the Galaxy' Espn Promos and New TV Spot

24 July 2014 10:50 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

In case you're not completely aware that Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy opens in just eight short days, we have a new TV spot to remind you, which features glowing praise from a select group of critics. In addition, Espn has teamed up with Marvel for a series of promos featuring Kenny Mayne revealing that he has hired the Guardians to secure their brand new SportsCenter set to a confused group of security guards.

An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits-Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the »

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Stuart Scott Delivers an Inspiration Speech

18 July 2014 12:31 AM, PDT | icelebz.com | See recent iCelebz news »

Stuart Scott's speech at the ESPYs was nothing short of inspirational.

The SportsCenter anchor touched the crowd last night when he accepted the Jimmy V Perseverance award for his ongoing battle with cancer, delivering a moving speech after he received a standing ovation from the crowd.

Kiefer Sutherland presented the honor to the 48-year-old television personality, whojoined ESPN2 at the network's launch in 1993.

Stuart began by paying tribute to Jim Valvano, the former North Carolina State University basketball coach who lost his battle with bone cancer in 1993, recalling "the most poignant seven words ever uttered in any speech anywhere."

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Stuart Scott Delivers an Inspiration Speech

18 July 2014 12:31 AM, PDT | icelebz.com | See recent iCelebz news »

Stuart Scott's speech at the ESPYs was nothing short of inspirational.

The SportsCenter anchor touched the crowd last night when he accepted the Jimmy V Perseverance award for his ongoing battle with cancer, delivering a moving speech after he received a standing ovation from the crowd.

Kiefer Sutherland presented the honor to the 48-year-old television personality, whojoined ESPN2 at the network's launch in 1993.

Stuart began by paying tribute to Jim Valvano, the former North Carolina State University basketball coach who lost his battle with bone cancer in 1993, recalling "the most poignant seven words ever uttered in any speech anywhere."

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9 Things You Didn't See on the ESPYs Telecast: An Iggy Azalea Diss, Drake's Flatliners and Floyd Mayweather Missing

17 July 2014 1:24 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The 2014 Espy Awards are in the books with the Seattle Seahawks taking home Best Team, Kevin Durant earning Best Male Athlete and Ufc fighter Ronda Rousey winning Best Female Athlete. There was much to see Wednesday night: a masterful hosting performance by actor-rapper Drake, a moving speech by “SportsCenter” personality Stuart Scott and droves of the best athletes and moments from the year in sports. But there were also plenty of things one couldn't have seen unless without red carpet access and a seat inside the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live. Fortunately for readers, TheWrap had both. Also read: Espy Awards Winners: The. »

- Tony Maglio

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Shemar Moore, Anthony Anderson Pitch Sports Movies at 2014 Espys

17 July 2014 11:02 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Hollywood and the sports world played together nicely for Espn’s 2014 Espys award ceremony. The mixture of stars, stand-up comedy and speeches at the annual telecast at L.A.’s Nokia Theatre created a light yet sometimes highly emotional atmosphere during Wednesday night festivities.

Rapper and one-time “Saturday Night Live” host Drake hosted the live broadcast and took jabs at several of the champions being honored in his opening monologue.

Before the night’s events, Drake warned that he would not hold back any punches with his jokes, but did not intend any of them to be mean-spirited.

“I definitely think that hip-hop is a little more malicious than what any host is going for,” Drake said of how his music career would influence him as a host. “I think we’re not trying to end people’s careers or make people feel bad in any way. So our night, »

- Jordyn Holman

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Stuart Scott Delivers Moving Speech at the 2014 ESPYs: "You Beat Cancer By How You Live"—Watch Now

17 July 2014 9:26 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Stuart Scott's speech at the ESPYs was nothing short of inspirational. The SportsCenter anchor touched the crowd last night when he accepted the Jimmy V Perseverance award for his ongoing battle with cancer, delivering a moving speech after he received a standing ovation from the crowd.  Keifer Sutherland presented the honor to the 48-year-old television personality, who joined ESPN2 at the network's launch in 1993. Stuart began by paying tribute to Jim Valvano, the former North Carolina State University Basketball coach who lost his battle with bone cancer in 1993, recalling "the most poignant seven words ever uttered in any speech anywhere." "Don't give up, don't »

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'You Beat Cancer by How You Live': Stuart Scott's Moving Espy Awards Acceptance Speech (Video)

17 July 2014 7:50 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

SportsCenter anchor Stuart Scott was honored with the Jimmy V Perseverance Award at the Espy Awards on Wednesday night, and while the pre-speech short clip that Espn put together documenting Scott's battle with cancer (see below) was moving, it's his speech that's making the rounds today, with good reason. Scott first invoked the man the award is named for: Jim Valvano, a former North Carolina State University basketball coach who died of bone cancer in 1993. In a speech at the first-ever Espy Awards, he announced the creation of The V Foundation for Cancer Research, and its motto: "Don't give up ? don't ever give up. »

- Alex Heigl

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Who Won?! 2014 Espy Awards Winners List

16 July 2014 10:05 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Check out which sports stars took home trophies at the 2014 Espy Awards

The 2014 Espy Awards, also known as the Excellent in Sports Performance Yearly Awards, were live in Los Angeles on Wednesday night at the Nokia Theater.

Rapper Drake hosted the evening-- which was filled to the brim with memorable segments. SportsCenter anchor Stuart Scott talked about his battle with cancer during his acceptance speech for the Jimmy V Perseverance Award, while Michael Sam - the first openly-gay football player to be drafted into the NFL – won the Arthur Ashe Courage Award.

Watch: Drake and Chris Brown Team up for Espys

If you missed the ceremony, check out the long list of athletes who took home trophies!

Best Team

Seattle Seahawks

Best Female Athlete

Ronda Rousey, Ufc

Best Male Athlete

Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder

Best Play

Chris Davis, Auburn University

Best Driver

Ryan Hunter-Reay, IndyCar

Best NFL Player

Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos »

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ESPYs: 'SportsCenter' Anchor Stuart Scott Honored, 'You Beat Cancer By How You Live' (Video)

16 July 2014 8:33 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Espn anchor Stuart Scott was honored at Wednesday night's Espy Awards with the Jimmy V Perseverance Award for his ongoing battle with cancer since 2007. Photos THR's Sports Issue: Exclusive Portraits of Vin Scully, Ronda Rousey, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Kiefer Sutherland presented the award to the SportsCenter personality, who is known for injecting excitement and his "booyah" catchphrase, as he lightheartedly noted that 24 is his favorite show: "Jack Bauer saved the world and he introduced me!" he laughed to a standing ovation. Scott invoked the award's namesake, Jim Valvano, the former North Carolina State University basketball coach who died of bone cancer in 1993. His legendary speech at

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- Ted Simmons

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Espn's Michelle Beadle -- How I Saved Linda Cohn from a Snake Bite ...

16 July 2014 4:21 PM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

If you ever get bit by a rattlesnake -- and Michelle Beadle is your only hope to suck out the poison -- congratulations ... you're gonna die. Despite the fact she slurped the "poison" out of Linda Cohn's leg back in 2011 when the SportsCenter anchor was bit during a trail hike in Az (see pic below) ... Beadle says she's not really sure the snake in question was even poisonous. In fact, Beadle says if she »

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Turner Sports Ups Lenny Daniels to President

9 July 2014 10:58 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Continuing on with its recent staffing evolution, Time Warner’s Turner announced today that it has named Lenny Daniels as president of Turner Sports.

Daniels, who had been executive vice president and chief operating officer for Turner Sports since 2009, will report to Turner Broadcasting System president David Levy. The expanded role will have Daniels — who is based in Atlanta — overseeing all aspects of Turner Sports’ day-to-day management, including production, programming, scheduling, league relations, business development, ad sales, marketing, digital, talent, events and operations.

Daniels is credited with helping Turner’s 2012 negotiations with Major League Baseball to expand the company’s existing media rights partnership, as well as Turner’s 2010 negotiations with the Ncaa to secure a 14-year agreement for the Division I Men’s Basketball Championship. In 2012, Daniels played a primary role in Turner’s acquisition of sports site Bleacher Report. This year, Daniels was credited with the development of »

- Whitney Friedlander

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Espn's New 'SportsCenter' Los Angeles Studio Puts Focus on the West Coast

25 June 2014 4:49 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Espn saw the launch of not one but two new studios this week as a high-tech set made its debut in Los Angeles. Reflecting all the enhancements of the 194,000-square-foot Digital Center-2 in Bristol, Conn., the new space in the downtown location is the latest example of the increased focus on the west coast for the sports network.  SportsCenter anchors Stan Verrett and Neil Everett were the first to test drive the studio and are already appreciating the digital enhancements, including a touchscreen, enormous video  wall, and for the first time — a sign announcing 'SportsCenter Los Angeles' above

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- Debbie Emery

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2014 Espy Nominees: Peyton Manning, Ronda Rousey Topline Best Athletes

24 June 2014 9:44 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Espn unveiled its complete list of 2014 Espy nominees on Tuesday: Miguel Cabrera, Kevin Durant, Peyton Manning and Floyd Mayweather are in contention for Best Male Athlete, while Maya Moore, Ronda Rousey, Mikaela Shiffrin and Breanna Stewart duke it out for top female. The nominees for Best Game include the Iron Bowl, Alabama vs. Auburn; the Afc Wild Card Playoff, Kansas City Chiefs vs. Indianapolis Colts; and the Stanley Cup Finals Game 5, New York Rangers vs. Los Angeles Kings. Also read: ‘SportsCenter’ Anchor Stuart Scott to Get Jimmy V Perseverance Award at 2014 ESPYs Best Team will come down to the Boston Red Sox, »

- Tony Maglio

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Espn's New 'SportsCenter' Studio to Debut on Sunday (Video)

20 June 2014 2:29 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Espn's latest advancement, the high-tech 194,000 square foot Digital Center-2 will make its debut on Sunday, promising to deliver a new experience for both the viewers and the hosts.  Photos Inside Espn's New 'SportsCenter' Studio After getting a behind the scenes tour of the impressive space in Bristol, Conn., which is the most technologically advanced studio in the U.S. last month, The Hollywood Reporter spoke with Espn's Steve Levy, who will co-anchor the first show at 11 p.m. Et/8 p.m. Pt after Sunday Night Baseball.  "The biggest change for us is certainly the

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World Cup Fever? Sorry, I’m Immune (Opinion)

11 June 2014 1:38 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

It’s that time of year – or actually, every four years – when millions of Americans are seemingly forced to pretend they care about soccer. World Cup fever is sweeping the globe (and increasingly the U.S.), so everyone is expected to join in the excitement.

Except there are plenty of us, raised on basketball, football and baseball, who remain immune, and have trouble generating much passion for what Espn’s Keith Olbermann – back in his MSNBC days – called the U.S.’ “fifth-best team sport,” adding that soccer was being shoved down our collective throats by the rest of the world “using only their feet.”

Any resistance to soccer, however, seems to have been largely eradicated by the realization the World Cup is such an event that U.S. media outlets diminish it at their own peril. And that’s fine, at least until you hear an NPR report trying to »

- Brian Lowry

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‘SportsCenter’ Anchor Stuart Scott to Get Jimmy V Perseverance Award at 2014 ESPYs

10 June 2014 11:48 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

SportsCenter” anchor Stuart Scott will forever be linked with one of the greats when he receives the 2014 Jimmy V Perseverance Award at July's ESPYs. The network cited “the passion and determination he has displayed in the face of ongoing personal challenges” in a Tuesday press release. Scott joined Espn in 1993 for the launch of ESPN2 — he's since grown to be one of the most recognizable “SportsCenter” anchors. Scott has also served as a lead host for various NFL, Mlb and NBA programs including “Monday Night Countdown,” “NFL Primetime,” “Sunday NFL Countdown” and the NBA Finals. Also read: Espn ‘NBA Countdown’ Host Teases Heat-Spurs. »

- Tony Maglio

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Inside Espn’s 'SportsCenter': 6 Things That Aren't Seen on TV

23 May 2014 1:36 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Espn anchors Steve Levy and Stuart Scott have both been on the air since 1993 reporting on the latest scores and breaking news from the SportsCenter studio in Bristol, Conn. Their jobs – and the viewing experience for fans – is going to get very different when the network's new Digital Center 2 (DC-2) opens in mid June, and when The Hollywood Reporter got a sneak peek at the high tech 194,000 square foot space on Thursday, the longtime hosts revealed some of the SportsCenter secrets that you don’t see on TV. Story: Espn Reveals the New Home of 'SportsCenter' 1. They Are

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- Debbie Emery

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