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ESPN's Stan Verett talks going from Hip Hop DJ to the Voice of Sports Center, the Howard Experience

Updated: Nov 10, 2020

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For more HU Movemaker Podcast interviews, visit In this interview, Stan Verett Talks Alpha, Hip Hop DJ to the Voice of ESPN Sports Center, the Howard Experience. Stan Verrett earned his B.A. from Howard in 1989, when he was recognized as one of two outstanding graduates in the journalism program. He began his career in radio in Charleston, South Carolina, before moving on to Norfolk, Virginia, where he worked in radio and began his television career at the NBC and ABC affiliates. Verrett joined the NBC affiliate in his hometown of New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1998. After two years there, he went on to work at ESPN. As an anchor on the network’s flagship program, SportsCenter, Verrett was a part of a team that was recognized with two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Daily Sports Show. He is one of the network’s longest tenured current anchors, hosting SportsCenter and other ESPN shows for the past 19 years. Verrett has also hosted the college football studio show on ABC. In 2016, he hosted an hour-long town hall on Sports, Race and Culture with former President Barack Obama. Nominate an alum today by sending resume and bio to

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