Not Financial Advice: While ESPN does not disclose the average salary of an ESPN sport center anchor, according to CareerBliss, an ESPN Sports Reporter earns $41k annually, $17k more than CareerBliss’ average Sports Reporter Salary and $24k less than the average ESPN Employee.
If the average sports anchor earns around $60,000 we might surmise that the average ESPN sports center anchor earns around $108,000, but of course the heavy hitters like Chris Berman and others would make appreciably more, based on performance.
ESPN launched its flagship show SportsCenter hosted by George Grande and Lee Leonard in September 7, 1979 and the first score reported on SportsCenter was Chris Evert Lloyd beating Billie Jean King 6-1, 6-0 in the 1979 US Open women’s semifinals.
Of interest, 'Fantasy Football Now' will have its premiere August 11 on ESPN 2 and 'SportsCenter Fantasy Draft Special' will be aired August 16 on ESPN. Find out more at TV by the Numbers.