ESPN's SportsCenter Anchor John Anderson Announces Departure by End of June

John Anderson, an experienced anchor for ESPN SportsCenter, announced today that he will leave the program at the end of June.

On his podcast, Inside Wisconsin, which he co-hosts with Trevor Thomas, Anderson made his announcement.

"I have made the decision that June 30, when my contract with ESPN expires, will mark the end of my career." I will be departing from the company. I am going to leave SportsCenter in a type of retirement. I'm really thrilled about participating in a couple track and field events, including the Boston Marathon, my favorite marathon, the New York Marathon, several NCAA track meets, and some SEC events, Anderson said.

Anderson has spent the previous 20 years on ESPN's late-night programming since joining the network in 1999.

"It's been a good run, and the operation has changed. I don't know if it has passed me by, but it's taken its toll, and I still want to be able to perform to the best of my abilities. I don't know if I will have the strength to go through it again in the years 2026 and 2027," Anderson remarked.

Anderson formerly worked as a sports anchor in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Columbia, Missouri, before joining ESPN. She was based in Phoenix, Arizona. In 1987, Anderson received a bachelor's degree from the University of Missouri's School of Journalism.