Kenny Mayne is a sports News reader and host for ESPN. He is an anchor on the 11 p.m. SportsCenter from Bristol and a guest anchor on the 1 a.m. SportsCenter from Los Angeles. He also is a feature reporter for SportsCenter. Mayne returned to anchoring SportsCenter from ESPN’s main campus in June of 2017 after an absence of a decade.
In his work as an anchor and reporter, Mayne has become well known for his offbeat style, dry humor, and unique sayings (“thanks for having electricity”) and home run calls (“I am amused by the simplicity of this game!”). Although he stands out in the studio – his most prominent roles have been on SportsCenter, the former ESPN2 motorsports show, rpm2night and hosting both seasons of the sports trivia game show 2-Minute Drill – it truly shines in features.
From 2008 – 2011, he produced and starred in an original scripted series on ESPN.com titled Mayne Street. Mayne played himself in a fictionalized version of life at the center of sports television. In 2011, he shifted gears and debuted Kenny Mayne’s Wider World of Sports on ESPN.com. Inspired by the iconic Wide World of Sports on ABC in days gone by, it looked at unusual sports from exotic and distant locales around the world. He also hosted “The Mayne Event” segments on Sunday NFL Countdown
For many years until 2011, Mayne also hosted ESPN’s horse racing coverage, a life-long passion, for which he was honored in 2006 with the Old Hilltop Award for excellence in covering thoroughbred racing from the Maryland Horse Breeders Association.
Mayne joined ESPN as an ESPN2 SportSmash anchor, providing five-minute score and news reports every half-hour, and as a feature reporter for SportsNight. Beginning in September 1995, he served as the original host of ESPN2’s weekend auto racing news and highlights programs, Sunday morning’s rpm 2day and rpm2night on Saturday and Sunday. He also occasionally anchored SportsCenter until assuming that role fulltime in August 1997.
Prior to joining ESPN, Mayne had served as a freelance reporter and field producer for the network from 1990-1994. He had worked at local stations from 1982-1990, but as recently as 1994, Mayne worked in sales for MCI. Before that his career even included a stint assembling garbage cans.
Mayne began his television career at KLVX-TV (a PBS affiliate) in Las Vegas, Nev., as a reporter in 1982. He worked for KSTW-TV in the Tacoma/Seattle market from 1982-89, serving as a production assistant (1982-83), news writer (1983-86) and weekend sports anchor and weekday news reporter (1986-89).
A native of Kent, Wa., Mayne attended Wenatchee Valley Community College (Wenatchee, Wa.), where he was an honorable mention junior college All-American quarterback in 1978. He was graduated from University of Nevada-Las Vegas in 1982 with a bachelor of arts degree in broadcasting. While at UNLV, Mayne played football for two years and later signed as a free agent with the Seattle Seahawks (1982). In 2006, he competed on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars.
Kenny Mayne Age
He was born on September 1, 1959, in Kent, Washington.
Kenny Mayne Wife
Is Kenny Mayne married? He was previously married to Laura Waggoner from June 1, 1995 until their divorce on December 19, 2014 and Darcelle Black from September 17, 1983 until their divorce on July 11, 1990.
Kenny Mayne Children
He has three children.
Kenny Mayne Salary
Kenny Mayne has an estimated annual salary of $3 Million.
Kenny Mayne Net Worth
Kenny Mayne’s net worth is estimated to be $8 Million.