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Livin’ The Dream: Contest Winner To Anchor ESPNU
Published February 1, 2005
|“Dream Job” Winner Hall Emerges
As Signature Anchor Of ESPNU
Mike Hall, the winner of ESPN’s original “Dream Job,” has been named to be the signature anchor for ESPNU, which launches March 4. Hall will host pregame, halftime and postgame shows from ESPN Regional Television’s Charlotte headquarters. He also will host stand-alone specials and make public appearances on behalf of the net (ESPN). ESPNU VP & GM Burke Magnus, on Hall: “He’s going to be the guy, the face and voice of ESPNU” (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 1/31).
KEEP DREAMING: “Dream Job” returns with a special preview episode on February 20 at 7:00pm ET on ESPN. The show will move into its regular slot –- Sundays at 10pm ET February 27. This five-episode season will feature former NBAers Dana Barros, Dee Brown, Matt Bullard, Darryl Dawkins, J.R. Reid and Gerald Wilkins competing for a one-year NBA studio analyst contract with ESPN. Mazda and Wendy’s have returned as sponsors, and Smith Barney has also signed on. The season finale is set for March 27 (ESPN).