Steve Levy has been an anchor on SportsCenter since joining ESPN in August 1993. Along the way, he has also handled play-by-play on the NHL (1995 – 2005) on ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC Sports, college football on ESPN2 (1999 – 2002) and the NCAA Division I men’s hockey semifinals and finals – “The Frozen Four” – in 1998 and ‘99. The versatile Levy has also served as the studio host for ESPN’s NHL telecasts and co-hosted The NFL on ESPN Radio — previewing, reviewing and updating National Football League games all day on Sundays throughout the season.
Levy worked the three longest televised NHL playoff games in history – the five-overtime game between Pittsburgh and Philadelphia in May 2000 on ESPN, the five-OT thriller between Anaheim and Dallas in April 2003 on ESPN and the four-overtime contest between Pittsburgh and Washington on ESPN2 in April 1996.
Prior to joining ESPN, Levy’s television experience included working at WCBS-TV in New York as a sports anchor/reporter (1992-93) and hosting Sports Desk on the Madison Square Garden Network (1989).
Levy’s radio experience includes serving as a weekend sports reporter and host of The NFL In Action and various call-in programs at WFAN-AM in New York (1986-93). He also produced and hosted a nationally syndicated pre-game show on the NHL Radio Network (1988-89), and hosted intermission updates for the New York Rangers’ and Knicks’ games and filled in as a host for SportsNight at WNBC-AM in New York (1987-88). He was also a part-time reporter for various sports events at WABC-AM (1987).
Levy began his television career at WTOP-TV in 1983 while an undergraduate at SUNY at Oswego. He worked at the station during his four years at Oswego State and was sports director there for two years (1986-87). Levy also called play-by-play for Oswego State’s hockey team on WOCR-Radio.
In 1997, he received the first-ever “G.O.L.D Award” from Oswego State, which honors an outstanding graduate of the last decade who has achieved prominence in his career. The school also honored Levy and expressed thanks for a donation in 2006 when they named the press box in the school’s hockey arena after him.
Levy has had cameo appearances in six movies, starting in 1999 when he played himself in Mystery, Alaska, a story about a small town hockey team’s big game against the New York Rangers. He has also appeared in Fever Pitch, The Ringer, The Game Plan, Tooth Fairy and Parental Guidance. In Spring 2013 he shot scenes for Grudge Match, featuring Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro, and Million Dollar Arm, with John Hamm.
Starting in January 2004, for two years he and ESPN NHL commentator Barry Melrose were part-owners of the Adirondack Frostbite of the United Hockey League.
Born March 12, 1965, Levy is a 1987 graduate of Oswego State with a Bachelor of Science degree in communications with a concentration in broadcasting.
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