Dan Patrick

Dan Patrick also transcended the sports world when he served as guest host of ABC's Good Morning America, December 30-31, 1996, and January 1, 1997. In 1998 he received a Sports Emmy Award in the Studio Host category.


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Dan Patrick also transcended the sports world when he served as guest host of ABC's Good Morning America, December 30-31, 1996, and January 1, 1997. In 1998 he received a Sports Emmy Award in the Studio Host category.

Patrick's reports feature astute knowledge, a dry sense of humor, and his unique perspective, as well as a style which provides a "comfort zone" for his co-host. His trademark phrases "en fuego" (when a player is "on fire"), "the whiff" (after a strikeout), "gone!" (after a home run) and a snappy "good!" (after a basketball field goal is made), have become part of the sports lexicon. Dan Patrick received a CableACE Award in 1997 for his work on SportsCenter.

Some of Patrick's finer moments have appeared on SportsCenter's Sunday Conversation, ESPN's in-depth interview segment, where he has brought out the best in many of sports' premier personalities -- including Michael Jordan, Frank Thomas, Barry Sanders, Larry Bird, Reggie Jackson, Christian Laettner, Brett Hull, Bill Shoemaker and Bill Murray. One particularly moving interview described how Bill Buckner's error in the 10th inning of Game 6 of the 1986 World Series still haunts the former Red Sox first baseman.

Noteworthy among Patrick's roles is his lead-in to and voice-over of SportsCenter's "Plays of the Week" segment.

Prior to working with ESPN, Dan Patrick was a sports anchor/reporter for CNN (1983-89), where his assignments included the World Series, NBA Finals and Winter Olympics. He also served as sports director of WKLS-AM in Atlanta (1987-91), and provided weekday morning sports reports for Laser-103 in Milwaukee and WLVQ-AM in Columbus, Ohio (1989-91), and for KSEG-AM in Sacramento (1991).

Born May 15, 1957, Dan Patrick received a bachelor of arts degree in broadcasting from the University of Dayton in 1979.

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