Cari Champion returns to serve as a commentator on NBC’s hit athletic competition series “The Titan Games.”
Most recently Champion worked as a sideline reporter on ABC’s “Battle of the Network Stars” reboot and frequently appeared as a panelist on Steve Harvey’s daytime show, “Steve.”
For over four years Champion served as an anchor on ESPN’s flagship daily sports news studio show, “SportsCenter.” She co-anchored the noon ET “Coast to Coast” edition from Los Angeles along with Connecticut-based David Lloyd. Champion was originally named “SportsCenter” anchor in 2015 and in 2016 was named co-anchor for “SportsCenter Coast to Coast.”
Prior to her most recent role on “SportsCenter,” she served as co-host of “SportsNation,” ESPN’s energetic afternoon show. Champion joined LZ Granderson and numerous guests to discuss the day’s hottest and weirdest sports topics in 30-minute episodes.
In addition to her role at “SportsCenter,” Champion hosted a weekly podcast with espnW, “Be Honest with Cari Champion,” where she took an honest look at the world of sports and pop culture with the help of outspoken guests.
Previously, Champion also served as host of ESPN2’s “First Take,” where she shared the debate table with featured commentators Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith and moderated their debate topics while offering her perspective and insight.
Before her time at ESPN, Champion was an anchor and courtside reporter at the Tennis Channel. Additionally, she served as an entertainment/lifestyle reporter doing features for “The Insider,” “Hollywood 411” and Starz Entertainment.
As a broadcast journalist and host, Champion also worked across the country covering network news, entertainment and sports stories of national interest for ABC, CBS, NBC and other cable networks. A native of Southern California, Champion graduated from UCLA.