Studio Host and Play-by-Play Commentator
John Brickley joined ESPN in 2011 as a SportsCenter update anchor and host on ESPN Radio, and currently serves as a studio host and play-by-play commentator across college sports and MLB coverage.
Brickley serves as a host for ESPN’s studio coverage of MLB and men’s and women’s college basketball. As a play-by-play commentator, Brickley calls games for college basketball, football and lacrosse, including the NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse Championships. He recently began announcing undercard bouts for Top Rank Boxing on ESPN.
Prior to ESPN, Brickley worked at WFSB-TV, the CBS affiliate in Hartford, Conn., as an anchor for the weekend sportscasts, as well as the host of Sports Sunday and Friday Night Football, covering Connecticut’s major sports news.
Brickley also worked for MSG Varsity Network as a studio anchor covering high school athletics in the Hudson Valley and Connecticut regions. Brickley’s broadcasting career began in Ephrata, Pa., as the sports director for Blue Ridge Communications Cable 11. Brickley was honored with a Telly Award for “Best Program Feature” in 2008 for his commitment to high school football coverage.
Brickley attended Seton Hall University in New Jersey, graduating with a bachelor of arts degree in radio and television in 2006.