THIS YEAR’S CO-HOSTs
Jay Harris joined ESPN in February 2003, and is most often seen as anchor of the Saturday and Sunday morning editions of SportsCenter. He also often anchors the weekday edition of SportsCenter at noon ET.
Jay came to ESPN from WPGH-TV in Pittsburgh, Pa. where he was a news anchor/reporter. Born in Norfolk, Va., and raised in Chapel Hill, NC, Jay graduated from Old Dominion University with a bachelor’s degree in speech communication. In 2003 he was honored with a Distinguished Alumni Award from the University. In 2004, he was the keynote speaker for Old Dominion’s 100th commencement ceremony, his first of two times speaking at ODU’s commencement.
Among his other honors, Jay was part of three SportsCenter Emmy wins. He enjoys family time, playing bass guitar, and is an avid golfer. He scored an ace in a charity tournament in Las Vegas in 2014, winning a car in the process.
Industry veteran and local television institution Jeff Gravley is Director of Content Strategy for NC State Athletics. Gravley joined NC State after a 35-year career in broadcasting, 31 of which was spent at WRAL in Raleigh. He began his tenure with Raleigh’s top-rated station as an intern in 1985 and worked his way through the ranks as a sports photographer to a reporter, and ultimately as one of the most respected anchors in the region.
During his broadcasting career Gravley was twice honored as North Carolina Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association. Additionally, he was a seven-time regional Emmy Award winner. He covered 31 ACC Tournaments, 20 Final Fours, five US Open Golf Championships, a pair of Super Bowls and was part of WRAL’s team on site for the 2016 Rio Olympics.
A native of Oxford, NC, Gravley is a 1985 graduate of NC State and was a walk-on pitcher for the baseball team under NC State Athletics Hall of Famer Sam Esposito.