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ESPN Renames NFL Studio After Chris Berman, Tom Jackson

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 01 / 22 / 17

​ ESPN honored longtime “Sunday NFL Countdown” host Chris Berman today, celebrating the last time he will host the net’s studio show from Bristol. Berman is stepping down as host after this season. The net's  Chris Mortensen and former co-host Tom Jackson , who retired...

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