Sports Betting Analyst and Daily Wager Host
Doug Kezirian is the host of Daily Wager, ESPN’s daily sports betting news and information program that launched in March of 2019. He also is ESPN’s sports betting analyst, appearing across ESPN platforms to discuss issues, news and information related to sports betting. and he hosts the ESPN podcast Behind the Bets with Doug Kezirian. He has covered sports betting for more than 15 years.
He joined ESPN as a SportsCenter anchor in July 2012 and has hosted several other ESPN programs: NBA Tonight, Friday Night Fights, Highlight Express, Buzzer Beater, Goal Line and First Take. Additionally, he has hosted halftime updates for college basketball, WNBA and Arena Football broadcasts, has called college basketball as a play-by-play announcer and has hosted ESPN Radio’s College GameDay.
Prior to joining ESPN, Kezirian lived in Las Vegas for seven years and was the Sports Director and main sports anchor for KTNV-TV, the city’s ABC affiliate. He anchored the daily sportscasts, as well as the station’s high school football show. He doubled as founder and co-host of “The Las Vegas Sportsline”, which is currently the highest-rated ESPN radio show in Las Vegas.
In his seven years in the desert, he covered numerous sporting events, as well as conducting one-on-one interviews with Kobe Bryant, Magic Johnson, Mike Krzyzewski, Jimmie Johnson, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Dana White. He also worked the red carpet and interviewed celebrities at countless entertainment events in Las Vegas. Kezirian has attended the Super Bowl, NBA Finals, World Series, NCAA Tournament, bowl games, NASCAR races, Stanley Cup Final, marquee boxing and UFC cards, and the World Series of Poker. His career even took him to Guantanamo Bay, when he dabbled as a news anchor.
The Los Angeles native graduated Brown University with an Economics degree. He played three sports in high school, before focusing on water polo at Brown, where he was a four-year letterman and co-captain of its nationally-ranked team.