Last day will be Aug. 17
July 9, 2007
FREE PRESS NEWS SERVICES
ESPN announced today that longtime radio and television anchor Dan Patrick will be leaving the network in August. Patrickâ€™s final radio broadcast will be on Friday, Aug. 17. The mutual agreement will allow Patrick to pursue new interests outside of ESPN, and will bring to an end his involvement with ESPNâ€™s radio, television and magazine outlets.
The week of Patrickâ€™s final show, ESPN Radio will look back at memorable moments from the show, in addition to featuring special guest appearances and interviews.
â€œIâ€™ve spent a third of my life at ESPN," Patrick said in a statement. "All my children were born while I was employed here. I feel privileged to have had this opportunity and I have extremely mixed emotions about leaving. With that said, I told ESPN that I believe itâ€™s time for me to try something different, something that will also be challenging and rewarding. While Iâ€™m not sure what that will be, I am grateful to ESPN for its willingness to allow me to pursue new endeavors.â€
Patrick has hosted ESPN Radioâ€™s Dan Patrick Show since 1999. He also recently served as host of the NBA studio program on ABC, "NBA Countdown," and the networkâ€™s game broadcasts, including the NBA Finals. He was a "SportsCenter" anchor from 1989-2006, and has written "Outtakes" for ESPN The Magazine.
Patrick was named National Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association (NSSA) in 2000, and received a Sports Emmy Award in the Studio Host category in 1998. Prior to ESPN, Patrick, a graduate of the University of Dayton, was a sports anchor/reporter for CNN (1983-89).
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