ESPN moves three to Los Angeles
LA Live facility will host 'SportsCenter'NEW YORK -- ESPN tapped three on-air personalities to move West to anchor shows from the network's soon-to-open Los Angeles production facility.
The facility will host the 1 a.m. ET edition of "SportsCenter," the network's signature show, five days a week starting April 6. The 1 a.m. ET edition will be anchored by Neil Everett and Stan Verrett, who work at ESPN's Bristol, Conn., headquarters but will move to California.
A third anchor, Stuart Scott, will begin working from the Los Angeles bureau in April. ESPN said that he would host "a select number of shows" from there.
The facility adjacent to the Staples Center is part of LA Live, which also has a hotel, theater and restaurants. There, ESPN will have two studios, three production control rooms, two master control rooms, eight edit suites, a voiceover room and other infrastructure for more than 12,300 feet.
The Los Angeles ESPN Radio station will relocate nearby. Judi Cordray is GM and will oversee production of the studio, which is owned by ESPN subsidiary Los Angeles Cable Sports Productions LLC.