Steve Levy

Steve Levy (born March 12, 1965) is an American journalist and sportscaster for ESPN. He is known for his work broadcasting NHL hockey.

Steve Levy
BornMarch 12, 1965 (age 54)
EducationState University of New York at Oswego
OccupationSportscaster
Years active1993-present
Notable credit(s)
SportsCenter
MLB Baseball, NFL football, College football
Spouse(s)Ani Levy[1]

Early life and career

Levy went to John F. Kennedy High School in Bellmore, New York, and then graduated in 1987 from the State University of New York at Oswego with a degree in communications and broadcasting.[2] Before working for ESPN, he worked in New York City in radio and/or television for WFAN, MSG Network, WCBS-TV, WABC-AM, and WNBC-AM.[2]

ESPN (1993-present)

Levy has been with ESPN since August 1, 1993.[2]

At ESPN, he usually works on SportsCenter, and has hosted the late night edition on Monday night during the NFL season, following Monday Night Football. He covered NHL regular season and playoff games before the network lost the rights to televise the league's games. He also previously covered the network's college football coverage for four seasons, 1999-2002, returning to this role in 2016.[3] He also served as a fill-in play-by-play commentator for Wednesday Night Baseball.

He is known for leaving fellow co-anchor Keith Olbermann in stitches when, due to a teleprompter typo, he said "bulging dick" instead of "bulging disc".[4]

In 2019 Levy will call one of the Monday Night Football matchups in week 1 alongside his CFB broadcast partner Brian Griese.

National Hockey League broadcasting

Levy is a prolific and well known NHL broadcaster. He has earned the nickname "Mr. Extra Period," for having called the three longest televised games in NHL history, all of which have been playoff games[5] — a 1996 game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Washington Capitals that went four overtimes (third longest); a 2000 contest that also featured the Penguins, this time playing the Philadelphia Flyers, which went five overtimes (the longest); and a 2003 matchup between the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim and the Dallas Stars, which also went five overtimes, and lasted six hours (second longest). The only two games to go longer took place before the era of television alongside Darren Pang.

Other appearances

Levy has appeared in a print advertisement for Swiss watchmaker Raymond Weil. He appeared as himself in Home Improvement and a pair of 2005 films, covering the Boston Red Sox in spring training in Fever Pitch, and the Special Olympics in The Ringer. He also appeared in The Game Plan, released in 2007 and Parental Guidance, released in 2012.[6] Levy performed a cameo role in the interactive video for the Bob Dylan classic "Like A Rolling Stone".[7][8]

Levy and Barry Melrose did play-by-play for the 2016 edition of the World Cup of Hockey on ESPN.[9]

References

  1. ^ Bater, Martin (January 26, 2012). "Lawyer-turned-surfer-turned PA shares her journey to ESPN". ESPN Front Row.
  2. ^ a b c "Steve Levy - ESPN MediaZone". Retrieved 14 November 2016.
  3. ^ "ESPN shuffles college football roles for Ponder, Tessitore, Levy & Griese". 18 May 2016. Retrieved 14 November 2016.
  4. ^ Merron, Jeff (2002-11-12). "Keeping it real on 'Sports Night'". ESPN Page2. Retrieved 2007-06-14.
  5. ^ SUNY. "Steve Levy - SUNY". Retrieved 14 November 2016.
  6. ^ "Steve Levy". Retrieved 14 November 2016.
  7. ^ "Every Single Cameo In Bob Dylan's Insane 'Like A Rolling Stone' Video". Retrieved 14 November 2016.
  8. ^ "Bob Dylan "Like A Rolling Stone" - Official Interactive Video!". Retrieved 14 November 2016.
  9. ^ Zeitchik, Steven (22 September 2016). "With the World Cup, ESPN and a pair of familiar faces return — briefly — to hockey". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 4 October 2016.

External links

1999 Liberty Bowl

The 1999 AXA Liberty Bowl was a postseason college football game played between the Colorado State Rams and the Southern Miss Golden Eagles on December 31, 1999, at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium in Memphis, Tennessee. Southern Miss won the game 23–17; the game was highlighted by Southern Miss's strong defense, which scored two touchdowns and held Colorado State scoreless in the second half.

2000 Las Vegas Bowl

The 2000 Las Vegas Bowl was the ninth edition of the annual college football bowl game. It featured the Arkansas Razorbacks and the hometown UNLV Rebels.

2005 California Golden Bears football team

The 2005 California Golden Bears football team represented the University of California, Berkeley in the 2005 NCAA Division I-A football season. They played their home games at California Memorial Stadium in Berkeley, California and were coached by Jeff Tedford.

At the beginning of the season quarterback Nate Longshore was chosen to succeed Aaron Rodgers as the starting quarterback. However he was injured during the first game of the season and replaced by Joe Ayoob for the next nine games. The Bears got off to their best start, at 5–0, since Steve Mariucci coached them in 1996. But then stumbled and lost four of their next five games. Third string quarterback Steve Levy, replaced Ayoob, and was named as the starter for the Big Game. Levy played as fullback during the previous season, in his first time as a starter he led the team to defeat Stanford 27-3. The team ended up in the 2005 Las Vegas Bowl, where they beat BYU, 35–28.

2005 Las Vegas Bowl

The 2005 Pioneer PureVision Las Vegas Bowl was the 14th edition of the annual college football bowl game. It featured the California Golden Bears and the BYU Cougars.

2010 New York gubernatorial election

The New York gubernatorial election of 2010 was held on Tuesday, November 2, 2010. Incumbent Democratic Governor David Paterson, elected as Lieutenant Governor in 2006 as the running mate of Eliot Spitzer, chose not to run for a full term. Democratic New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo defeated Republican Carl Paladino to become the next Governor of New York.

Adirondack Frostbite

The Adirondack Frostbite were a professional ice hockey team in the United Hockey League. They played their home games at the Glens Falls Civic Center in Glens Falls, New York.

UHL action came to Glens Falls in 1999, when the American Hockey League's Adirondack Red Wings disbanded. In 2000, hockey returned to the area with the relocation of the Winston-Salem IceHawks from Winston-Salem, North Carolina to Glens Falls to become the Adirondack IceHawks. The team was renamed Adirondack Frostbite in 2004. In 2004, ESPN SportsCenter anchor Steve Levy and NHL analyst Barry Melrose became the team's owners and the team changed its name to the Frostbite.

On January 13, 2006, head coach Marc Potvin was found dead in his hotel room in Kalamazoo, Michigan hours before his team was to play the Kalamazoo Wings.

The Frostbite suspended operations on June 12, 2006 after the team could not come to a lease agreement with the Glens Falls Civic Center. Professional hockey would not return to the Adirondack region until 2009, when the Adirondack Phantoms (formerly the Philadelphia Phantoms) of the AHL relocated to Glens Falls.

China Crisis

China Crisis are an English pop/rock band. They were formed in 1979 in Kirkby, near Liverpool, Merseyside with a core of vocalist/keyboardist Gary Daly and guitarist Eddie Lundon. China Crisis were part of a wave of new Liverpool acts in the late 1970s and early 1980s, led by OMD and also including Echo and the Bunnymen, The Teardrop Explodes, A Flock of Seagulls and Frankie Goes to Hollywood.China Crisis had moderate success in the United Kingdom in the 1980s with five Top 40 singles and three Top 40 albums. The band also achieved a modest level of commercial success in Western Europe and Australia, and some minor chart successes in the Americas.

List of California Golden Bears starting quarterbacks

The following individuals have started in games at the quarterback position for the California Golden Bears football team, updated from 1961 through 2018.

List of Fiesta Bowl broadcasters

Television network, play-by-play and color commentator(s) for the Fiesta Bowl. The Fiesta Bowl began in 1971, but was considered a “minor bowl” until the January 1, 1982 game between Penn State–USC. Since then, the Fiesta Bowl has been considered a major bowl.

Starting with the 2010-11 season, ESPN started airing the games, out bidding Fox for the rights to the games.

List of Hawaii Bowl broadcasters

The following is a list of the television networks and announcers who have broadcast college football's Hawaii Bowl throughout the years.

List of Mountain West Conference Football Championship Game announcers

The following is a list of the television networks and announcers who have broadcast college football's Mountain West Conference Football Championship Game.

List of Orange Bowl broadcasters

Television network, play-by-play and color commentator for the Orange Bowl from 1953 to the present.

List of Rose Bowl broadcasters

The following is a list of the television networks and announcers who have broadcast college football's Rose Bowl throughout the years.

Moonshine Music

Moonshine Music was an electronic music record label founded by Steve Levy and Ricardo Vinas, in Los Angeles in 1992, and later headquartered in West Hollywood, California. Moonshine released over 250 compilations albums, many of which were DJ mixed. Moonshine helped to launch the career of DJ Keoki and his side-kick producer Dave Audé. By publishing the work of British audiovisual artists Addictive TV, Moonshine became one of the first US dance labels to release a DVD.Among Moonshine's other artists are NTC feat. Julie Harrington, Kellee, Robert Illes, Gary Butcher, D:Fuse, DJ Micro, AK1200, DJ Baby Anne, DJ Dara, DJ John Kelley, Dieselboy, Freaky Flow, Cirrus, Anabolic Frolic, Ferry Corsten, and Screaming Leads.

In 2000, Donald Glaude recorded a live set at Washington, DC's club night Buzz that was released as "Mixed Live: Buzz @ Nation" on Moonshine Music on June 26, 2001.

NHL on ABC

The NHL on ABC is the branding formerly used for broadcasts of National Hockey League (NHL) games televised on the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) in the United States. The network first broadcast NHL games during the 1992–93 season under a time-buy agreement with ESPN; ABC resumed regular season game telecasts on February 6, 2000, as part of a joint contract with ESPN that also gave ABC the rights to select games from each round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.

Steve Levy (politician)

Steven A. "Steve" Levy (pronounced LEE-vee; born August 25, 1959) was the seventh County Executive of Suffolk County, New York, elected on November 4, 2003. Originally a fiscally conservative Democrat, Levy joined the Republican Party in an unsuccessful bid for the Republican nomination for governor.

This is SportsCenter

This is SportsCenter is a series of comical television commercials run by ESPN to promote their SportsCenter sports news show that debuted in 1995. The ads are presented in a deadpan mockumentary style, lampooning various aspects of sports, and sports broadcasting. The New York office of advertising agency Wieden+Kennedy, of Portland, Oregon, was responsible for the writing and production of the commercials until 2017, with ESPN taking over production in-house since 2018.A few of the ads are available for free on iTunes while many ads are available for viewing through the official ESPN YouTube channel.

William J. Lindsay

William J. Lindsay (November 24, 1945 - Sep 2013) was an American politician. He served as Suffolk County, New York Legislator from the 8th district until his death. He also served as the presiding officer of the Suffolk County legislature and was the longest serving PO in the history of Suffolk County.

Lindsay was a native of Long Island, having lived in Glen Cove as a child.

He spent the majority of his life as an electrician. This career began through an apprenticeship with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), Local 25. He spent many years as a construction electrician and eventually became involved in the operation and management of the union. Lindsay served as Business Manager of IBEW Local 25 starting in 1992. During that time he served on numerous boards, including the Long Island Housing Partnership and the Long Island Federation of Labor.

Lindsay ran for the 8th Legislative district in March 2001. The special election came about as a result of the then-current legislator, Steve Levy, winning election to the New York State Assembly. Running on the Democratic line, he won election by a narrow margin. With his responsibility to the 8th Legislative district, Lindsay retired from his position within IBEW Local 25.

Lindsay and his wife Patricia resided in Holbrook, New York, and have three children; Kathleen, Denise, and William. His legacy lives on in Suffolk County with his son William J. Lindsay III representing the people of the 8th district at the legislature. Suffolk County Community College has also kept his memory alive by erecting a building on the Ammerman Campus in Selden and naming it The William J. Lindsay Life Sciences Building.

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