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ESPN's Stan Verrett is a married man as SportsCenter anchor announces nuptials

Amber Peake July 2, 2022
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ESPN commentator and SportsCenter anchor Stan Verrett has announced he is officially married.

The 55-year-old commentator shared the happy news with fans on Twitter this week as he shared a moment from his big day. 

Fans of Verrett, who over the years has kept his life off-screen private, have since flooded his Twitter as they congratulate the anchor on his nuptials. 

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ESPN’s Stan Verrett is a married man! 

In a post to his 62,000 followers on Twitter on Friday (1 June), ESPN commentator Stan Verrett announced he had tied the knot. 

While sharing a picture alongside his bride, he wrote: “Some personal news… we did it.” In a reply to the post he explained it was an intimate ceremony as he added it was just the “two” of them.

Verrett went on to share another picture from their big day as the newly wedded couple showed off their wedding bands. 

Following the ESPN star’s announcement, fans and other anchors and commentators from the world of sports have since flooded Verrett’s page as they congratulate the couple. 

Verrett’s bride is a golf fan just like him

While Stan Verrett has become a familiar face to ESPN viewers over the years, he has kept his personal life away from his career. 

However, after sharing news of his nuptials, Verrett has revealed a bit about his new wife as he admitted she is a golf fan like himself. 

In response to a tweet asking whether she enjoyed playing golf and was a fan of the New Orleans Saints, he replied: “Yes and yes.”

He also confirmed her support for the Saints to a fan after as Verrett shared a past snap of himself and his bride attending a game together in matching Saints tops: 

Stan Verrett has been part of ESPN for more than two decades

The sports anchor has worked as part of ESPN for 22 years, having first joined in September 2000

During his time at the network, he has become a familiar face to ESPN audiences for anchoring the ET edition of sports news and highlights show SportsCenter. 

SportsCenter is ESPN’s flagship show, having aired since the launch of the network. In 2009, an ET edition of the show was launched in Los Angeles, as Verrett co-hosted alongside sports anchor Neil Everett. 

Last year it was confirmed Verrett would be continuing his tenure as part of the network after it was announced he had signed a multi-year deal with ESPN.

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Verrett started out in radio

Before his stint at ESPN, Stan Verrett began his broadcasting career in the world of radio. 

He started out working for stations in his home city of New Orleans. As explained in an interview with the Press Pass podcast last year, Verrett started out volunteering for local station WRBH, which reads magazines and newspapers for people who are visually impaired.

The anchor also explained how he secured experience at another local station after he approached its program director at a bowling lane. 

In his radio days, Verrett also worked in stations across Washington, DC; Charleston, South Carolina; and Norfolk, Virginia. 

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Amber is an entertainment journalist with a love for anything showbiz, celeb or reality TV. After graduating with a degree in Journalism at Brunel University she became a Showbiz Reporter at Having written for both HITC and The Focus, Amber is now a staff writer for The Focus covering the latest celeb and entertainment trends.