Steve Levy (born March 12, 1965) is an American journalist and sportscaster for ESPN. He is known for his work broadcasting NHL hockey.
|Born||March 12, 1965 (age 52)|
New York, New York
|Education||State University of New York at Oswego|
MLB Baseball, NFL football, College football
Early life and career Edit
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. 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.
ESPN (1993-present) Edit
Levy has been with ESPN since August 1, 1993.
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. 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".
National Hockey League broadcasting Edit
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 — 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 Edit
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. Levy performed a cameo role in the interactive video for the Bob Dylan classic "Like A Rolling Stone".
He and Barry Melrose did commentary for the 2016 edition of the World Cup of Hockey on ESPN and joined by their former partner Darren Pang, who was positioned between the benches and provided color commentary in addition to reporting.