Veteran ESPN voice and broadcaster John Saunders dies at 61


One of ESPN’s longest-running on-air talents and a memorable voice for countless sports moments has been silenced as John Saunders has died. He was 61.

The Canadian was a junior hockey All-Star and played one game at Western Michigan before a career in broadcasting that began in 1978. He joined ESPN in December 1986 where he had worked ever since as a SportsCenter anchor, studio host and the lead for shows such as The Sports Reporters.

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