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John Anderson

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Birth Place: Mason City, IA

Profession: Sports anchor, Host

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Fast Facts

  • Member of the men's track team as a high jumper while at the University of Missouri, serving as the team's captain during his senior season.
  • Held broadcasting jobs in Tulsa and Phoenix before anchoring at ESPN.
  • Was honored with the Outstanding Sports Feature Reporting Award from the Oklahoma Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists in 1994 and '95.
  • Received the Associated Press Television Award for outstanding performance in broadcast journalism in 1997, while in Arizona.
  • Cowrote Chi Chi's Golf Games You Gotta Play with golfer Chi Chi Rodriguez in 2003.
  • Established a yearly ESPN internship for Missouri students.

Relationships

  • Tamara Anderson — Wife
  • Collin Thomas Anderson — Son
  • Katherine Anderson — Daughter

College

  • University of Missouri, Columbia, MO (BA in Journalism, 1987)