ESPN Extends Deal With Scott Van Pelt In Multiyear Agreement
ESPN "has extended" Scott Van Pelt's contract with another multiyear deal. Van Pelt is among ESPN's "best-known personalities," and his primary role is hosting the midnight ET version of "SportsCenter." The show is "routinely the top-rated program among young men in its time slot," averaging 181,000 male viewers aged 18-34. Van Pelt's show also is up 20% "year-over-year among total viewers." He is also "integral to the network's golf coverage" (HOLLYWOODREPORTER.com, 11/14).