(born February 22, 1965 in Norfolk, Virginia
) is an American journalist
who has worked for ESPN
since February 2003. When he first joined ESPN, he worked primarily on ESPNEWS
, but in August 2006, he was named the weekday co-host of the 6pm ET SportsCenter
along with Brian Kenny
. He also often hosts the SportsCenter 30 at 30 Update
Prior to ESPN, Harris worked for many years at WPGH-TV
in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
, as a weeknight news anchor. He also has local morning radio news experience at WAMO-FM
, and national news experience at American Urban Radio Networks, also in Pittsburgh
. He also did local radio news at WOWI-FM
in Norfolk, Virginia. He is known primarily for his two trademark on-air catch phrases: finishing his interviews with correspondents by saying, "Thank you brother.", and mixing in a high pitched "However" reminiscent of Dumb Donald from Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids.
Harris has several honors including: a Silver World Medal from the New York Festivals, a Robert L. Vann Award
from the Pittsburgh Black Media Federation
, an EXCEL Award
from the Hampton Roads Black Media Professionals
. He was also part of two Emmy award winning Sportscenter shows. A 1987 graduate of Old Dominion University
, he received a Distinguished Alumni Award
and served as the keynote speaker for its 100th commencement ceremony in 2003 and 2004 respectively.
He is married with 2 children.
Harris is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha
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