Stuart Scott Set To Undergo Chemotherapy

Not how we wanted to start the day.  I personally don’t enjoy the persona Scott portrays on ESPN, but he’s easily one of the five most recognizable SportsCenter anchors ever (along with Chris Berman, Dan Patrick, Kenny Mayne, and Keith Olberman).  Regardless of how I feel about his talents, I wish him and his family all the best and that he recovers ASAP.  This is the second time he’s had to undergo this process.  From Media Bistro:

Sad news out of Bristol as ESPN anchor Stuart Scott will undergo chemotherapy treatments after doctors discovered cancerous tissue.

In 2007, Scott underwent chemotherapy after an emergency appendectomy discovered a malignancy surrounding his appendix. He will try to maintain a normal work schedule during his treatments.

“There are 28 million cancer survivors worldwide,” Scott said in a statement. “You know what that means?..we’ve got a strong army!! Once again, I join the fight and like 3 years ago, I plan to beat this thing. Can’t tell you how much I appreciate everyone’s well wishes and support. I’ll be back at work soon…probably sooner than you think. I am blessed to have the invaluable support of a great team of loving family, genuine friends, and my ESPN family.”

We wish Scott a speedy recovery.

Love his enthusiasm.  Get well soon!

[Media Bistro]


Hannah Storm Signs Extension To Stay With ESPN


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Yes, she of the famous dress and boots.  From Fang’s Bites which has the ESPN Press Release:

Hannah Storm – a trailblazing and award-winning sportscaster and newscaster who joined ESPN in 2008 to help launch, live daytime SportsCenter ­– has signed a multi-year extension with ESPN, which expands her role.

Storm co-hosts the 9 a.m. to noon ET edition of ESPN’s flagship news and information program with Josh Elliott. As part of the extension, Storm expands her responsibilities beyond her initial SportsCenter role to include on-site studio hosting duties from marquee events such as the Super Bowl, NBA Finals, Wimbledon and the US Open.

In addition, Storm continues her role as host of NBA coverage, including on ABC and ESPN. She will conduct high-profile interviews with NFL newsmakers and make appearances on Sports Reporters and other shows.

“Hannah brings a wealth of experience, hard work and professionalism into every assignment,” said Norby Williamson, Executive Vice President, Production. “She will continue to help drive the success of the morning SportsCenter and her added presence will strengthen our big event coverage.”

Since joining ESPN, Storm has enjoyed an expanded array of responsibilities including host of ESPN Sports Saturday on ABC which debuted in 2010.  During the NFL season, she hosts the Sunday morning edition of SportsCenter, leading into Sunday NFL Countdown. She will continue to co-host the Tournament of Roses Parade on ABC.

This past September, Storm made her debut as a film producer on ESPN’s Unmatched, a one-hour documentary in the critically acclaimed 30 for 30 series. Unmatched tells the story