A fixture on SportsCenter for nearly a quarter of a century, Linda Cohn will reach a milestone with ESPN’s signature news and information program in February.
Cohn, who has hosted more editions of SportsCenter than anyone in the 36-year history of the program, will anchor her 5,000th show on Sunday, Feb. 21, at 8 a.m. ET on ESPN. More than 60,000 SportsCenters have aired since ESPN was launched in September of 1979.
“Congratulations to Linda on the momentous occasion of her 5,000th SportsCenter,” said John Skipper, ESPN president and co-chairman, Disney Media Networks. “It is a remarkable achievement. In her 23 years at ESPN, she has been one of the defining personalities of SportsCenter. The quality of her work and commitment has distinguished ESPN and made her one of the preeminent sportscasters of her time. She is an unsung pioneer though not to be unsung today.”
#LCo5KSC: Colleagues, fans tweet respect to SportsCenter’sLinda Cohn
When it was announced last week that Linda Cohn will anchor her 5,000th edition of SportsCenter on Feb. 21 (ESPN, 8 a.m. ET), the news was almost universally met with appreciation and respect for the 23-year ESPN veteran. Cohn has hosted more SportsCenters than anyone in the 36-year history of ESPN.
On Twitter, congratulations messages to Cohn came from many in the sports media business, as well as sports figures, fans and ESPN colleagues.
An iconic sports legend was one of the first to praise Cohn on Twitter: