Super Bowl champion and three-time Pro Bowl receiver Keyshawn Johnson is an NFL analyst on ESPN’s marquee, weekday football studio show NFL Live. Johnson also co-hosts ESPN Radio's weekday morning show, Keyshawn, JWill and Zubin with Jay Williams and Zubin Mehenti. The show – which airs from 6-10 a.m. ET – is also simulcast on ESPN2 (6-8 a.m.) and ESPNEWS (6-10 a.m.). Johnson also regularly appears on Get Up, First Take and other TV and radio studio programming across the network.
For four years (2016-20), Johnson was the host for the daily morning show on ESPNLA 710 AM, ESPN's owned station in Los Angeles, most recently with LZ Granderson and Travis Rodgers. Prior to that, Johnson was a member of ESPN's Sunday NFL Countdown and Monday Night Countdown shows from 2007-15. During that time he also contributed to Super Bowl week coverage and other events.
Johnson made his ESPN debut as a guest analyst (while still a member of the Carolina Panthers) on the main set during the 2007 NFL Draft. He has served as a guest host on ESPN and ESPN Radio programs. His on-air contributions have extended well beyond football through wide-ranging features and as part of major event coverage on both ESPN and ABC, including the SportsCenter Who’s Now series in 2007 during which he, Kirk Herbstreit and Michael Wilbon helped determine the "Ultimate Sports Star."
Johnson was the top overall pick by the New York Jets in the 1996 NFL Draft. During his 11-year career, Johnson played for four teams – Jets (1996-99), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2000-03), Dallas Cowboys (2004-05) and Panthers (2006). The three-time Pro Bowler – who was also named Pro Bowl MVP in 1999 – helped lead the Buccaneers to a win in Super Bowl XXXVII.
Johnson previously hosted a weekly radio show, "Taking it to the House," on Sirius Satellite Radio, and wrote the book "Just Give Me the Damn Ball!: The Fast Times and Hard Knocks of an NFL Rookie" with ESPN’s Shelley Smith. In 2015, Johnson co-executive produced the ESPN "30 for 30" documentary Trojan War about the rise and fall of the USC football program with Smith and her daughter, Dylann Tharp. As an NFL rookie, Johnson notably appeared in one of ESPN's most iconic This Is SportsCenter commercials alongside Kobe Bryant, Stuart Scott and Kenny Mayne.
Former standout point guard Jay Williams, roundly considered one of the most prolific college basketball players in history, is an NBA analyst on ESPN's longstanding NBA pregame show NBA Countdown. Since August 2020, Williams has also co-hosted ESPN Radio's weekday morning show, Keyshawn, JWill and Zubin, with Keyshawn Johnson and Zubin Mehenti. The show – which airs from 6-10 a.m. ET – is also simulcast on ESPN2 (6-8 a.m.) and ESPNEWS (6-10 a.m.). Williams regularly contributes across the network's studio programming including Get Up, First Take and The Jump.
Williams became an ESPN full-time game and studio analyst in 2008, after working for the network as a commentator in 2003. Williams joined at the start of the 2014-15 season as an analyst on ESPN's College GameDay – the popular Saturday morning and evening college basketball program that originates from the Saturday Primetime game-of-the-week telecasts. He was a constant on ESPN and ESPN2's weeknight studio coverage, called select college games throughout the year and had previously called the ESPNU ACC Sunday Night Basketball series.
Before joining ESPN, Williams was an analyst in 2007 for CBS College Sports Network, primarily working the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. He previously was a contributor to Fox Sports Radio 99.9 The Fan in North Carolina.
As a starter for three years at Duke, Williams won the Naismith College Player of the Year award, the John R. Wooden Award and the Oscar Robertson Trophy.
Williams averaged 19.3 points per game, 6.0 assists and 3.7 rebounds for the Blue Devils, while shooting .453 from the floor and .393 from 3-point range. He also led Duke to a 95-13 (.880) record and the 2001 NCAA National Championship. He averaged double figures as a freshman, which helped earn him the ACC Rookie of the Year award in 2000 and recognition as a first-team All-America player.
In his sophomore season with the Blue Devils, Williams shattered several school and NCAA records. With 841 points and a 25.7 ppg average, he topped Dick Groat's 49-year-old record for most points in a season. Williams also set an NCAA Tournament record for 3-pointers attempted with 66. His 132 3-point field goals amounted to the sixth-highest total in NCAA history; his conference-leading 21.6 ppg designated him as the first Duke player to lead the ACC in scoring since Danny Ferry in 1989. Williams' 6.1 assists ranked second in the league, while he also ranked second in 3-point field goal percentage (.427) and first in 3-pointers made (3.4 per game).
At the final game in his junior year, Williams' No. 22 jersey was retired at Cameron Indoor Stadium. His jersey also has been retired at his elementary school and high school.
Williams was drafted second by Chicago in the 2002 NBA Draft, just behind No. 1 pick Yao Ming, and started 54 of 75 games for the Bulls in the 2002-03 season. During his first season in the NBA, his most memorable performance was a game against his hometown team, the New Jersey Nets, during which Williams scored a triple-double. He also played for the U.S. National team in the 2002 FIBA World Championship.
An accomplished entrepreneur and spokesperson, Williams is the CEO and National Director of Special Events for Rising Stars Youth Foundation using basketball as the vehicle to promote education and provide academic and financial assistance to students within the program. He is also the President and Chairman of his own company, Jay LLC.
He is a member of the NBA Retired Players Association, a voting member of the John Wooden Awards Committee and sits on the board of USA Basketball, and has been the spokesperson for Athletic Advantage, a sports physical therapy and performance development center in Durham, N.C.
In 2002, Williams graduated from Duke with a bachelor's degree in sociology and business, becoming the first athlete at the university to earn a degree in just three years.
Zubin Mehenti has been a co-host on ESPN Radio's weekday morning show, Keyshawn, JWill and Zubin, alongside Keyshawn Johnson and Jay Williams, since the show began in August 2020. The show – which airs from 6-10 a.m. ET – is also simulcast on ESPN2 (6-8 a.m.) and ESPNEWS (6-10 a.m.). Before that, Mehenti hosted the 11 p.m. edition of SportsCenter with a rotating team of co-hosts and select other editions, including on-site shows from college football games or other major events. Mehenti joined ESPN in 2011 as a studio anchor.
Prior to joining ESPN, he was a sports anchor/reporter at KDVR-TV (Fox) / KWGN-TV (CW) in Denver for six years. Before that, Mehenti was the weekend sports anchor at WOI-TV in West Des Moines, Iowa (September 2001-September 2005) where he wrote, edited, produced, shot video and filed reports for various newscasts and two-locally produced sports programs on Central Iowa’s ABC affiliate.
Prior to that, he was the weekend sportscaster at New Jersey’s WMGM-TV, and his first job out of college was as a producer at WPIX-TV in New York for former CBS News correspondent Melinda Murphy.
A New Jersey native, Mehenti is a graduate of Rutgers University with bachelor of arts in journalism and political science.
Dan Le Batard
In 2013, Le Batard brought his local radio show – heard on The Ticket in Miami since 2004 – to ESPN Radio’s national audience. Le Batard joined ESPN The Magazine’s staff as a contributor in February 1998. Le Batard continues as a columnist at the Miami Herald, where he has been since 1990. His work also appears regularly on ESPN.com. An accomplished writer, he has won several Associated Press Sports Editor (APSE) awards. Le Batard also has written for numerous national publications, including Maxim and Cosmopolitan. A 1990 graduate of the University of Miami, Le Batard received a bachelor of arts degree in journalism and politics.
Jon "Stugotz" Weiner
Jon “Stugotz” Weiner has served as co-host of The Dan Le Batard Show since 2004. A sports broadcasting veteran of more than 15 years, Stugotz provides his own passionate takes on the sports news of the day, often the opposite of Le Batard’s opinion, and is known for his self-deprecating humor. Stugotz received his bachelor’s degree in English and communications from Clark University in 1995.
Mike Greenberg has hosted ESPN's morning show Get Up since its debut in 2018. He made his highly anticipated return to ESPN Radio as the host of Greeny in August 2020. The show – which airs from noon to 2 p.m. ET and is simulcast on ESPNEWS – regularly features his unique, expanded take on many of the trending topics from that morning’s Get Up.
For almost two decades, sports fans woke up with Greenberg as half of ESPN Radio's Mike & Mike, with co-host Mike Golic. Greenberg joined ESPN in September 1996 as an anchor for the launch of ESPNEWS. He later anchored SportsCenter for many years, even long after Mike & Mike launched on January 3, 2000. Greenberg and Golic were inducted into the National Association of Broadcasters' Broadcasting Hall of Fame in 2016 and the National Radio Hall of Fame in 2018. Greenberg was also inducted into Northwestern’s Medill Hall of Achievement.
In 2007, Greenberg's first book, Why My Wife Thinks I’m an Idiot, spent five weeks on The New York Times' Best Sellers List and was nominated for a Quill Award. It was the humorous self-deprecating account of his life as a sports fan and husband. In 2010, Greenberg, along with Golic, released Mike & Mike’s Rules for Sports and Life, which reached number 3 on The New York Times' Best Sellers List. In 2013, Greenberg debuted his first novel, All You Could Ask For, as a tribute after a family friend, Heidi Armitage, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009 and lost her battle to the disease that same year. The novel was a New York Times Best Seller and Greenberg, along with his wife Stacy, donated 100% of the proceeds from the novel to the V Foundation for Cancer Research. Greenberg's second novel, My Father’s Wives, was published in 2015.
Prior to joining ESPN, Greenberg worked as a reporter for SportsChannel Chicago and as a sports anchor/reporter for the regional cable news network CLTV in Chicago. In addition, Greenberg had worked for Chicago's WSCR-Radio serving as a reporter covering events including the World Series and Super Bowl and talk show host. He was also a syndicated sports columnist for the California-based Copley News Service, writing a weekly column in the mid-1990's and served as a sports anchor/reporter at Chicago's WMAQ-Radio.
Greenberg is a graduate of Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.
Max Kellerman has been a commentator on ESPN's First Take with Stephen A. Smith and host Molly Qerim Rose since July 2016. Kellerman and Smith debate the top stories of the day, every weekday from 10 a.m. – noon ET. Kellerman made his national ESPN Radio debut in August 2020 with The Max Kellerman Show. The show, which runs from 2 – 4 p.m. and is simulcast on ESPNEWS, expands on the most-timely debates from that day's edition of First Take from his point of view as well as further boxing news discussions and more. Kellerman also hosts his weekly boxing show, Max on Boxing on ESPN2.
Previously, Kellerman was a host on ESPN's Los Angeles-based studio show SportsNation alongside Marcellus Wiley and Michelle Beadle. Kellerman also hosted the afternoon drive program, "Max & Marcellus," on ESPN Radio Los Angeles with Wiley. Kellerman has appeared across ESPN's various platforms including SportsCenter, Pardon the Interruption, ESPN Radio New York and was the original host of Around the Horn.
Long known to sports fans for his insightful boxing commentary, Kellerman was the studio analyst for ESPN's boxing series Friday Night Fights and provided ringside analysis on Tuesday Night Fights.
In 2006, he took over the ringside commentator role on HBO's Boxing After Dark series and the following year joined the World Championship Boxing broadcast team. He also appeared on The Fight Game with Jim Lampley and hosted Face Off with Max Kellerman.
Kellerman graduated from Columbia University with a degree in history.
Chiney Ogwumike is a full-time, multi-platform ESPN commentator and forward for the WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks. In August 2020, she began hosting Chiney and Golic Jr., becoming the first Black woman to host a national, daily sports-talk radio show. Ogwumike and co-host Mike Golic Jr. engage with fans while discussing topics of the day and looking ahead at the night's events. The show, which airs from 4 – 7 p.m. ET., is also simulcast on ESPNEWS.
The Texas native of Nigerian descent joined ESPN in 2017 to co-anchor SportsCenter across Africa and served as a part-time WNBA and NBA in-studio analyst. In 2018, she became one of the only full-time professional athletes to hold a full-time national sports media position. Ogwumike regularly appears on SportsCenter, The Jump, Get Up and First Take. Prior to ESPN, Ogwumike worked as an analyst for Pac-12 Network and NBATV.
The two-time WNBA All-Star (2014, 2018), and current WNBA Players Association (WNBPA) vice president, was the first overall pick in the 2014 WNBA Draft, coming out of Stanford University, and the league's Rookie of the Year. Chiney and her sister Nneka Ogwumike joined Peyton and Eli Manning as the only siblings ever selected number one overall in a professional sports league. At Stanford, Ogwumike was a three-time First Team All-American, two-time Pac-12 Player of the Year, three-time Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year, four-time All-Pac 12 First Team, and finalist for multiple national Player of the Year awards, each of the last three seasons. Ogwumike led Stanford to three Final Fours while distinguishing herself in academics, earning multiple honors for her academic success, including the 2014 Capital One Academic All-American of the Year and the Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Ogwumike earned gold medals with USA Basketball at the FIBA 3×3 World Championships in August 2012 and with the USA Basketball World University Games team in 2011.
Ogwumike is passionate about giving back and empowering the next generation. She spent the spring of 2013 studying abroad in Nigeria where she successfully raised $30,000 to build a basketball court for underprivileged youth in an effort to break down barriers for girls in sports and instill confidence in the next generation.
Mike Golic Jr.
In August 2020, multi-platform host Mike Golic Jr. joined two-time WNBA All-Star Chiney Ogwumike for their new show on ESPN Radio, Chiney and Golic Jr. The show - which airs from 4 - 7 p.m. ET and is also simulcast on ESPNEWS - engages with fans while discussing topics of the day and looking ahead at the night's events. In addition, Golic Jr. is a regular fixture on ESPN's social media and digital content surrounding marquee events and key announcement shows such as the Super Bowl, NFL Draft and College Football Playoff Rankings Reaction with Jason Fitz.
Prior to that, Golic Jr. was a regular contributor on ESPN Radio's Golic and Wingo, alongside the show's co-hosts – his father Mike Golic and Trey Wingo – from 2018-20. He joined ESPN in November 2015, originally teaming with Golic Sr. on a college football and NFL-focused podcast, Mike & Mike Jr. Golic Jr. has also served as a guest host on Mike & Mike, a college football analyst during ESPN Radio's broadcast of the 2015 Hawaii Bowl and was a host of the weekend program Rothenberg Mike&'d Up on ESPN Radio, with Dave Rothenberg and Michael Wallace. Golic Jr. also joined ESPN Radio's Jon "Stugotz" Weiner on the Sunday morning show Weekend Observations with Stu & Jr.
Golic Jr. graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2012 with a bachelor's degree in film, television and theater. While at Notre Dame, Golic Jr. was an offensive lineman and Academic All-American, and in 2013, he entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Sarah Spain is a columnist for espnW, a SportsCenter reporter, host of the “That’s What She Said” podcast and co-host of Spain and Fitz. Since joining ESPN in 2010 Spain has also contributed to other programs and platforms, like co-hosting ESPN Radio’s first all-women program, espnW Presents: The Trifecta. Spain and Fitz airs weekdays from 7-9pm ET.
Jason Fitz is the co-host of ESPN Radio’s Spain and Fitz, alongside espnW signature voice Sarah Spain. Fitz also is one of three hosts of ESPN’s SportsCenter on Snapchat, a twice-daily digital sports show that debuted November 13, 2017 and features a mix of the latest sports news, highlights and commentary. Spain and Fitz airs weekdays from 7-9pm ET.
Freddie Coleman joined ESPN Radio on June 26, 2004 as a co-host of the then-nightly primetime program GameNight, and most currently hosts Freddie and Fitzsimmons weeknights from 9pm-1am ET. Freddie is also a contributor to ESPN programs like First Take and His and Hers.
Ian Fitzsimmons’ first radio gig was “comin’ to ya live” from a trailer in the middle of a cow pasture in Northport, Alabama on WSPZ before producing GameNight on ESPN Radio, back in the day of Chuck Wilson and Tony Bruno. Next stop was Birmingham, where he hosted “The Cheap Seats” on WJOX 690 before becoming co-host of “Herbstreit and Fitzsimmons” with Kirk Herbstreit of ESPN College GameDay. Freddie and Fitzsimmons airs weekdays from 9pm-1am ET.