Dan Patrick has become widely recognized for his poignant interviews and dry wit in his role as an ESPN anchor/reporter, primarily on ESPN’s 11 p.m. ET SportsCenter. He also reports from major events such as the Super Bowl, World Series, NBA Finals and Final Four, and has called play-by-play for select NCAA basketball telecasts since joining ESPN in March 1989.
In January 2000, Patrick was named the National Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association (NSSA), making him just the second cable commentator to receive the honor.
Patrick transcended the sports world when he served as guest host of ABC’s Good Morning America, Dec. 30-31, 1996, and Jan. 1, 1997. In 1998 he received a Sports Emmy Award in the Studio Host category.
Patrick’s reports feature astute knowledge, a dry sense of humor and his unique perspective as well as a style which provides a “comfort zone” for his co-host. He received a CableACE Award in 1997 for his work on SportsCenter.
Some of Patrick’s finer moments have appeared on SportsCenter’s Sunday Conversation, ESPN’s in-depth interview segment, where he has brought out the best in many of sports’ premier personalities — including Michael Jordan, Mark McGwire, Barry Sanders, Wayne Gretzky, Larry Bird, Reggie Jackson and Bill Murray.
Prior to working with ESPN, Patrick was a sports anchor/reporter for CNN (1983-89), where his assignments included the World Series, NBA Finals and Winter Olympics. In 1997, he received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Dayton in Ohio.
Dan broke away from the world wide leader in the summer of 2007. He can now be heard nationwide on the Dan Patrick Show, which airs on ESPN 700 Weekdays from 11am to 2pm. In addition, Dan can be seen as an anchor on NBC television’s “Football Night in America”.
Born May 15, 1957, Patrick received a bachelor of arts degree in broadcasting from the University of Dayton.