Day: September 1, 2021

Elle Duncan has a new multi-year deal to remain at ESPN

SportsCenter anchor Elle Duncan is pretty much always a very welcome presence, and clearly ESPN agrees as she has a new deal to remain with the network.



Elle Duncan smiling for the camera


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Duncan co-hosts the 6 PM SportsCenter alongside Kevin Negandhi, which will remain the case in addition to Duncan’s other duties.

In addition to her work on SportsCenter, Duncan has been a co-host of the weekly ESPN podcast First Take, Her Take with Kimberley A. Martin and Charly Arnolt since June of this year and she is among a rotating group of panelists on ESPN’s afternoon program Around the Horn. She also has appeared as a panelist on Highly Questionable.

“Elle has been a fantastic team player since joining us and has handled every assignment with professionalism and a great attitude,” said Norby Williamson, ESPN Executive Vice President, Event and Studio Production & Executive Editor. “She and Kevin Negandhi

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ESPN Strikes Multi-Year Pact With Elle Duncan

Elle Duncan faces a tricky task each time she shows up on ESPN in the early evening.

The hosts of the network’s morning editions of “SportsCenter” come armed with highlights from the games that took placed the night before. But when Duncan appears to co-anchor the 6 p.m. “SportsCenter” broadcast with Kevin Negandhi, fans want to see something new. Alas, the night’s games have yet to start.

“The challenge of the 6 p.m. show is making sure we are doing an appropriate amount of reflecting and also looking ahead,” Duncan says in an interview. “We are always working to show video without showing stuff you’ve already seen.” The 6 p.m. broadcast “is one of the more unique ones,” she says, because “the morning shows react to last night and the night shows react to the stuff that was already on.”

Duncan will have many new chances to guide sports fans

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