Sports can be said to incomplete without sports media personalities. Sports media personalities cover the sports event across the world and showcase how fascinating the profession is for those who want to be a part of a sport in any way.
In everyone’s childhood sometimes we all have thought about becoming a sports player while others must have thought to become a star cricket commentator like Harsha Bhogle or a person who talks and studies about the unpredictable statistics of several Olympic and non-Olympic sports in the world.
So, here is the list of Top 10 Best Sports Media Personalities across the globe.
We are dividing it into two segments:
- International Sports Media Personalities
- Indian Sports Media Personalities
Here is the list of Top 5 International sports media personalities:
1. Colin Cowherd, Fox Sports
Colin Cowherd is an American Sports media personality, who is known for hosting the show “The Herd” with Colin Cowherd on Fox Sports 1 and Fox Sports radio.
Cowherd pic began his broadcasting career as the sports director of KVBC, a Las Vegas television station, and as a sports anchor on ESPN in 2003.
Cowherd picks five NFL bets of the week from the ‘Colin right, Colin wrong’ segment to his ‘Blazing 5’, and ‘Herd Hierarchy’
2. Stephen A. Smith, ESPN
Stephen a Smith is an American sports media personality, who is known for his ‘Embrace Debate’, and does commentary with Max Kellerman and Molly Qerim on ESPN’s first take.
Smith is a sports journalist, sports radio host, and NBA analyst on sports center.
Also, he is the host of ‘Stephen A. Smith Show’ on ESPN radio.
3. Matthew Berry, ESPN
Matthew Berry is known as the grandfather of fantasy sports analyst and television of ESPN. He is an American writer, sports television personality, columnist, and fantasy sports analyst.
Matthew started working at ESPN in the year 2007. He is a senior fantasy sports analyst, who currently hosts a fantasy focus podcast and write columns for espn.com.
His columns include ‘100 facts’ and ‘Love/Hate’ that is the two most-viewed pieces on espn.com.
4. Clay Travis, Fox Sports
Richard Clay Travis is an American Sports journalist television analyst, and writer. Travis is the host of the morning radio show on Fox Sports Radio and appears daily on the gambling show called ‘Lock It In’ on Fox Sports 1.
Travis is the founder of OutKickTheCoverage.com. He also hosts a television show that is broadcasted on Periscope and Facebook called ‘OutKick The Show’.
Earlier, Travis was a national columnist at Fan House and worked at Dead Spin and CBS.
5. Skip Bayless, Fox Sports
Who remembers Skip’s love for Dallas Cowboys and his constant comparisons between LeBron James and Michael Jordan?
Bayless is an American Sports author columnist and television personality, who used to be a commentator which Stephen A. Smith on ‘First Take’ at ESPN.
After ESPN he switched to Fox Sports and debuted in ‘Skip and Shannon: Undisputed’ with Shannon Sharpe on Fox Sports 1.
Here is the list of Top 5 Indian sports media personalities:
6. Sushil Doshi
Sushil Kumar Jain who is also known as Sushil Doshi is an Indian journalist, sports commentator, writer, and the first Cricket commentator in Hindi.
Doshi started his commentator career at Nehru Stadium for the Ranji Trophy match in 1960 between Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.
He covered 9 Cricket World Cup, 400 one day internationals, 85 test matches, and several Twenty20 internationals.
Sushil Doshi who was awarded Padma Shri in the year 2016, and also wrote two books on sports in Hindi named ‘Cricket Ka Mahabharat’ in 2016 and ‘Khel Patrika’ in 2003.
7. Sanjeeb Mukherjee
Sanjeeb Mukherjee e is an Indian Sports journalist, who is the Cricket Editor of CNN-News18 channel. He is also known for is investigative journalism.
Mukherjee is known for breakings stories in 2010 that include Indian Premier League controversy that was surrounded by the ouster of former IPL boss Lalit Modi and the subsequent resignation of Shashi Tharoor, a member of parliament representing the Indian National Congress.
Mukherjee hosts ‘Kings of Cricket’ on television and contributes his articles on Mint and Business Standard.
8. Jatin Sapru
Jatin Sapru is an Indian TV sports journalist cricket commentator broadcaster and television Host who works for Star Sports network.
Jatin Sapru debuted in 2008 in Sports Broadcasting with the show Interview with Sanath Jayasurya.
Sapru was involved in controversies at the T20 world cup in 2016 in which India defeated Pakistan. He was discussing the shortcomings of the Pakistan team in the post-match analysis and started laughing constantly on the deteriorating performances of Pakistan. After this Pakistani bowler, Shoaib Akhtar got angry and asks Jatin to be more professional.
9. Kadambari Murali
Kadambari Murali Wade is the former editor in chief of sports illustrated India and is the only woman to have that post at Hindustan Times.
She started writing for cricket in the monthly magazine after joining Sports Illustrated India in 2011.
Kadambari is the longest national Editor who won the Sports Journalist Federation of India’s Cricket Writers award in the year 2006 and 2007.
She is also known for breaking the story about the formation of BCCI plans to create the Indian Premier League for cricket.
10. Mayanti Langer
Mayanti Langer is an Indian journalist, who works for the Star Sports network.
Mayanti has hosted many tournaments like the 2011 Cricket World Cup, 2014 Indian Super League, 2019 Indian Premier League, 2019 Cricket World Cup, 2018 Indian Premier League, 2010 FIFA World Cup broadcasted on ESPN, 2015 ICC World Cup, and Football Café on Zee sports.
She also hosted the 2010 Commonwealth games with Charu Sharma.
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