John Saunders

Born Feb 2, 1955

John Saunders is a Canadian–American sports journalist from Toronto, Ontario. He is currently working for ESPN and ABC.

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1955 Birth Born in 1955.


1974 19 Years Old According to his ABC biography, "Saunders, an all-star defenseman in the Montreal junior leagues, received a scholarship and played hockey at Western Michigan University from 1974–76." … Read More


1976 21 Years Old He transferred to Ryerson University in Toronto and played for the Rams from 1976–78.
1977 22 Years Old After the 1977–78 season, Saunders was named to the Ontario University Athletic Association All-Star team. … Read More


1986 31 Years Old Saunders joined ESPN in 1986 and is currently the host of ESPN's The Sports Reporters.
1987 32 Years Old He previously co-hosted NFL Primetime from 1987 to 1989.
1992 37 Years Old He was also the studio host for the network's NHL broadcasts from 1992–93 until 2004, and is currently the studio host of ABC's coverage of college football. … Read More


1995 40 Years Old He also anchored the 1995 World Series.
2002 47 Years Old From 2002 to 2004, and occasionally during the 2007 season, Saunders has done play-by-play for ESPN's coverage of the NBA, mostly on Sunday nights.
2004 49 Years Old He was the studio host of ESPN's NBA Shootaround from 2004 to 2006.


2007 52 Years Old Saunders also serves as a back-up play-by-play man for NBA on ABC. He has called most of the Team U.S.A. games on ESPN for the 2007 FIBA Americas Qualifying Tournament.
2008 53 Years Old In 2008, he began hosting the 7pm ET Sunday SportsCenter during the NFL season with Chris Berman and analyst Tom Jackson. … Read More
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