Television sports veteran Elle Duncan has joined ESPN as an anchor for SportsCenter, the network’s signature news and information program. She will begin work on May 9. For the past two years, Duncan has been an anchor, host and reporter for the New England Sports Network (NESN) in Boston, most recently hosting the daily NESN Live and NESN Sports Today programs.
Prior to joining NESN in early 2014, the Atlanta native worked in a number of on-air positions in her home city on both television and radio, including as a sports anchor and reporter for WXIA-TV, Atlanta’s NBC-TV affiliate, from 2012-2014. She was a sideline reporter for the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks for six years and a field reporter for Comcast Sports South on SEC and ACC football for two years.
Duncan started her broadcasting career in 2003 as an entertainment reporter for former Atlanta sports radio station 790 the Zone, then in 2005 began a seven-year career as an on-air personality with Atlanta hip-hop station V103 where she hosted a top-rated program. She expanded her radio work as co-host of pre-game, halftime and post-game shows for the Atlanta Falcons Radio Network in 2010-2011.
“As someone who grew up in sports and having loved sports my entire life, I’ve always appreciated what ESPN brought with the talented group of people who worked there and the personalities,” said Duncan.
“ESPN was the first entity and remains one that marries its own personalities and sportscasting with entertainment, and I feel that ESPN has always been ahead of the curve in that sense,” she said. “I think of myself to be the same way – someone who loves and enjoys sports and wants to talk about them in a knowledgeable but entertaining way, and to me this truly is a dream come true.”