Steve Levy (born March 12, 1965) is an American journalist and sportscaster for ESPN. He is known for his work broadcasting NHL hockey.

Steve Levy
Born (1965-03-12) March 12, 1965 (age 54)
EducationState University of New York at Oswego
Years active1993-present
Notable credit(s)
MLB Baseball, NFL football, College football
Spouse(s)Ani Levy[1]

Early life and career

Levy went to John F. Kennedy High School in Bellmore, New York, and then graduated in 1987 from the State University of New York at Oswego with a degree in communications and broadcasting.[2] Before working for ESPN, he worked in New York City in radio and/or television for WFAN, MSG Network, WCBS-TV, WABC-AM, and WNBC-AM.[2]

ESPN (1993-present)

Levy has been with ESPN since August 1, 1993.[2]

At ESPN, he usually works on SportsCenter, and has hosted the late night edition on Monday night during the NFL season, following Monday Night Football. He covered NHL regular season and playoff games before the network lost the rights to televise the league's games. He also previously covered the network's college football coverage for four seasons, 1999-2002, returning to this role in 2016.[3] He also served as a fill-in play-by-play commentator for Wednesday Night Baseball.

He is known for leaving fellow co-anchor Keith Olbermann in stitches when, due to a teleprompter typo, he said "bulging dick" instead of "bulging disc".[4]

In 2019, Levy called one of the Monday Night Football matchups in week 1 alongside his broadcast partner Brian Griese.

National Hockey League broadcasting

Levy is a prolific and well known NHL broadcaster. He has earned the nickname "Mr. Extra Period," for having called the three longest televised games in NHL history, all of which have been playoff games[5] — a 1996 game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Washington Capitals that went four overtimes (third longest); a 2000 contest that also featured the Penguins, this time playing the Philadelphia Flyers, which went five overtimes (the longest); and a 2003 matchup between the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim and the Dallas Stars, which also went five overtimes, and lasted six hours (second longest). The only two games to go longer took place before the era of television alongside Darren Pang.

Other appearances

Levy has appeared in a print advertisement for Swiss watchmaker Raymond Weil. He appeared as himself in Home Improvement and a pair of 2005 films, covering the Boston Red Sox in spring training in Fever Pitch, and the Special Olympics in The Ringer. He also appeared in The Game Plan, released in 2007 and Parental Guidance, released in 2012.[6] Levy performed a cameo role in the interactive video for the Bob Dylan classic "Like A Rolling Stone".[7][8]

Levy and Barry Melrose did play-by-play for the 2016 edition of the World Cup of Hockey on ESPN.[9]


  1. ^ Bater, Martin (January 26, 2012). "Lawyer-turned-surfer-turned PA shares her journey to ESPN". ESPN Front Row.
  2. ^ a b c "Steve Levy - ESPN MediaZone". Retrieved 14 November 2016.
  3. ^ "ESPN shuffles college football roles for Ponder, Tessitore, Levy & Griese". 18 May 2016. Retrieved 14 November 2016.
  4. ^ Merron, Jeff (2002-11-12). "Keeping it real on 'Sports Night'". ESPN Page2. Retrieved 2007-06-14.
  5. ^ SUNY. "Steve Levy - SUNY". Retrieved 14 November 2016.
  6. ^ "Steve Levy". Retrieved 14 November 2016.
  7. ^ "Every Single Cameo In Bob Dylan's Insane 'Like A Rolling Stone' Video". Retrieved 14 November 2016.
  8. ^ "Bob Dylan "Like A Rolling Stone" - Official Interactive Video!". Retrieved 14 November 2016.
  9. ^ Zeitchik, Steven (22 September 2016). "With the World Cup, ESPN and a pair of familiar faces return — briefly — to hockey". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 4 October 2016.

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