ESPN expands portfolio of sports betting content

ESPN today announced that it is expanding its sports betting content with a variety of new shows, updated casts and more content with in-depth analysis and coverage during the upcoming football season.

NEW ROLES:
Doug Kezirian was named an ESPN Sports Betting Insider. Kezirian has been with ESPN since July 2012 and hosts ESPN’s sports betting news and information program Daily bet since its launch in March 2019. He has spent nearly two decades immersed in the betting space, and this new role allows him to maximize his sources and experience to deliver valuable information and nuance to ESPN’s audience.

Kezirian will remain in Las Vegas and maintain his consistency Daily bet presence while increasing visibility on ESPN’s studio broadcasts and digital platforms. This includes multiple betting columns per week on ESPN.com, such as last-minute football betting tips, an insider’s view and Saturday and Sunday picks. He will also contribute similarly to ESPN Radio programming, particularly on weekends during the college football and NFL seasons.

In his expanded role, ESPN sports betting analyst Tyler Fulgham takes over as host of Daily bet. Fulghum has been with ESPN since August 2020 and will continue to contribute outside of hosting Daily bet with appearances in other shows like Sport Center and NBA today.

ESPN sports betting analyst Joe Fortenbaugh, who just signed a new multi-year contract with ESPN, remains in his role as a contributor to Daily bet and other studio shows while adding additional responsibilities to his portfolio.

Look for Fortenbaugh to host a new digital show/podcast in January.

“Fans are hungry for sports betting content and before and during the football season we want to provide it,” said S.Cote Clark, Vice President, Fantasy Content and Sports Betting, ESPN. “We’ve added some talented minds to the diverse and respected industry experts we already have, and we’re injecting new creative ideas into the mix. Now we’re ready to watch everything unfold, starting with the football season.”

NEW SHOWS:
In addition to Fortenbaugh’s new digital show/podcast in January, ESPN sports betting analyst Erin Dolan will host Bet with Erin Dolan every Monday, a new sports betting show on Snapchat. Her role across ESPN’s social and digital platforms will continue. She will appear every week in Monday Tailgatewhile continuing to provide sports betting analysis for Daily bet, Make a bet, Sport Centerand This just came inamong other shows.

ESPN sports betting analyst Anita Marks adds a weekly sports betting show on ESPN Radio Los Angeles from 7p-10p PT. She will continue The Anita Marks Show on ESPN Radio in New York, along with regular appearances on Daily bet and Make a bet.

MORE CONTENT:
In addition to new roles and shows, ESPN is also improving its editorial content.

In addition to ESPN betting industry reporter David Purdum’s Monday highlights columns recapping the football weekend, he will develop larger features with a betting focus.

SportsCenter commentator and sports betting analyst “Stanford” Steve Coughlin and research producer and sports betting analyst Chris “The Bear” Falica will share regular weekly picks columns on Thursdays, along with the return of their podcast on Wednesdays. Stanford Steve and the Bear.

SportsCenter Anchor Scott Van Pelt’s award winning segment from Sports Center with Scott Van Pelt will become a new weekly column on Friday. Also on Friday, ESPN’s sports betting analysts will combine for a weekly NFL betting tips column.

Newly signed ESPN Fantasy & Sports Betting Analyst Liz Loza will contribute a weekly NFL prop column that bridges fantasy football and sports betting in one piece per week.

Last but not least, Daily bet is set for five performances and Make a bet is set for three shows a week for the football season.

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