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ESPN Re-Signs Linda Cohn, Shannon Spake

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SportsCenter anchor Linda Cohn and reporter/host Shannon Spake have each extended their contracts to remain with ESPN, it was announced today.

 The multi-year agreements call for Cohn, who joined ESPN in 1992, to remain as a premier SportsCenter presence, and for Spake, who joined in 2006, to continue as on-site reporter for college basketball and football telecasts, and as NASCAR pit reporter and studio host.

Linda Cohn - SportsCenter - April 10, 2013 Cohn          Shannon Spake - August 12, 2013 Spake    

  “We are pleased to retain two personalities who enhance our accomplished assembly of studio and on-site personalities,” said Mark Gross, Senior Vice President & Executive Producer, Production. “Linda’s experience and versatility will be key as we prepare to move into our newest SportsCenter studio next year, while Shannon brings a hands-on enthusiasm to our college game coverage and NASCAR programming.”

 Cohn, who co-anchored the first SportsCenter in high definition from ESPN’s new Digital Center on June 7, 2004, will also host select Rangers pre-and post-game shows for ESPN New York 98.7 as part of her new agreement. ESPNFrontRow Q&A with Linda.

 Spake will serve a sideline reporter for ESPN and ABC college football games and for Super Tuesday SEC and SEC Tournament basketball games, as well as hosting NASCAR Now and contributing reports to SportsCenter.

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