John McEnroe to Expand Role with ESPN

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Seven-time Grand Slam champion John McEnroe, who currently serves as a tennis analyst for ESPN, is expected to expand past his contractual obligations to non-tennis appearances on television and radio.

McEnroe, 55, has been a part of the ESPN broadcast team since 2005, when he worked the US Open, and later began commentating the Wimbledon Championships from 2012.

“Before John was a superstar in tennis, he was a sports fan…with sharp opinions and wit, as we’ve seen on our tennis productions,” said John Wildhack, ESPN executive vice president, programming and production.  “His no-holds barred insights and personality will enliven whatever program or platform he is on,”

In addition to his work on tennis, McEnroe will serve as an analyst on SportsCenter discussing major topics of all sorts and handling sit-down interviews with top sports stars.  He also will make regular appearances on ESPN2’sOlbermann and on ESPN Radio’s Mike & Mike, also seen weekday mornings on ESPN2.  In addition, he also will also be heard on ESPN Radio New York (98.7 FM).

“I am excited about my expanded role with ESPN.” McEnroe said. “It should be interesting and fun, as a life-long sports fan, to be able to voice my opinions on a variety of sports programs and forums, alongside some of the most talented people in the industry. The broad platform offered by ESPN makes it the perfect place for me to bring my point of view to all sports, not just tennis. ”

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