ESPN SportsCenter anchor, Kevin Negandhi sits down with me to chat about fatherhood, working at ESPN and his memorable trip to Super Bowl LII. If you are like me, SportsCenter is must watch TV. So getting to learn about Kevin’s experience at ESPN was very interesting. As a Communications major I really appreciated his stories of working his way up from college internships to working at ESPN.
Kevin and I also spoke about fatherhood and how he always wanted to be a dad. He shares what he learned from his parents and the values he looks to instill into his kids as they grow up. Kevin has a fantastic view on fatherhood and I enjoyed our conversation on that topic.
Kevin then shares with me his amazing and unforgettable story of his trip to Super Bowl LII. The story feels like it should be turned into a movie. We finish the interview with the Fatherhood Quick Five.
About Kevin Negandhi
Kevin Negandhi is an anchor for the 6 p.m. ET SportsCenter. In 2017, he joined ESPN on the ABC College Football studio team. In addition to being a part of an Emmy nominated SportsCenter, Negandhi has hosted NFL Live, Baseball Tonight, Outside the Lines, College Football Live, NBA Tonight and the women’s NCAA basketball Final Four. Negandhi has also hosted the Special Olympics World Games since 2015. He has been a part of special projects that include co- hosting SportsCenter’s Veterans Day specials and in 2015, he was awarded the Team ESPN Disney Volunteer Commentator of the Year. Negandhi joined ESPN in 2006.
Prior to ESPN, Negandhi worked as a sports director at WWSB-TV in Sarasota, FL. While working in Florida, he won three Associated Press awards — “Best Sports Cast” in 2004 and 2005 and “Best Breaking Sports News” in 2005. Prior to that, he was a sports director for KTVO-TV in Kirksville, Mo. (1998-99). Negandhi began his career as a college sports stringer at USA Today in 1995.
A native of Phoenixville, Pa., he graduated from Temple University in 1997 with a bachelor’s degree in communications. He was inducted in Temple’s School of Media and Communications Hall of Fame. Negandhi is the first Indian-American to serve on a national sports network. He is married and has three children.
Follow Kevin on Twitter at @KNegandhiESPN
About The Art of Fatherhood Podcast
The Art of Fatherhood Podcast follows the journey of fatherhood. Your host, Art Eddy talks with dads from all around the world where they share their thoughts on fatherhood. Please leave a review wherever you listen to podcasts.