Dan Patrick left an indelible mark at ESPN for his poignant interviews and dry wit as a reporter, anchor and radio talk show host at the “Worldwide Leader in Sports.” Patrick regularly filed reports and anchored coverage at the NFL’s Super Bowl, MLB’s World Series, NBA Finals and the NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four. Patrick served as the primary host of “ESPN SportsCentury,” the network's 30-minute weekly series profiling the 50 greatest North American athletes of the 20th century.
Patrick recently left “The Dan Patrick Show,” which was heard weekdays on ESPN radio and carried by more than 325 affiliates nationwide since 1999. In May 2000, Patrick released a book entitled “Outtakes,” which was based on his no-holds-barred question-and-answer interviews in ESPN The Magazine. In January 2000, the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association named Patrick the National Sportscaster of the Year. He’s only the second cable commentator to receive this honor.
Patrick transcended the sports world when he served as guest host of ABC's Good Morning America, December 30-31, 1996, and January 1, 1997. In 1998, he received a Sports Emmy Award in the Studio Host category.
Patrick's reports feature astute knowledge, a dry sense of humor and his unique perspective as well as a style which provides a "comfort zone" for his co-host. He received a CableACE Award in 1997 for his work on SportsCenter.
Some of Patrick's finer moments have appeared on SportsCenter's Sunday Conversation, ESPN's in-depth interview segment, where he has brought out the best in many of sports' premier personalities - including Michael Jordan, Mark McGuire, Barry Sanders, Wayne Gretzky, Larry Bird, Reggie Jackson and Bill Murray.
Prior to working with ESPN, Patrick was a sports anchor/reporter for CNN (1983-89), where his assignments including the World Series, NBA Finals and Winter Olympics. In 1997, he received Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Dayton in Ohio.
Patrick received a bachelor of arts degree in broadcasting from the University of Dayton.