ESPN has reached a multiyear contract extension with radio personality Paul Finebaum to remain a key contributor on ESPN and SEC Network. Finebaum will continue his presence across a number of high-profile network shows and programming, including as the host of The Paul Finebaum Show and as an analyst on SEC Nation.
“I’m thrilled to be a member of the ESPN family and look forward to continuing our show on SEC Network,” Finebaum said. “I consider myself incredibly blessed to do this every day, and I’d like to thank everyone at ESPN, as well as all of our loyal listeners and viewers, for their support.”
Finebaum, easily the most recognizable voice of the SEC, launched his eponymous show on ESPN Radio in August 2013, and has brought his signature reporting style and colorful callers to the airwaves ever since. Airing weekday afternoons on SEC Network, the program showcases Finebaum’s fascinating fan base and his extensive knowledge of the SEC.
Complementing his daily hosting duties on The Paul Finebaum Show and weekly appearances on SEC Nation throughout the fall, Finebaum is featured on a variety of additional ESPN programming, including Get Up!, First Take, SportsCenter, College Football Live, Finebaum Film Room and College GameDay.
“Paul is one of the most compelling personalities on SEC Network and ESPN,” said Stephanie Druley, Senior Vice President, ESPN events and studio production. “His passion for the SEC and its fan base is evident every day on The Paul Finebaum Show. Over his years on SEC Network, Paul and his callers have delivered daily with captivating debate and light-hearted humor. We look forward to enjoying The Paul Finebaum Show, and Paul’s varied and valued contributions to our studio show programming, as we head into yet another jam-packed football season.”
Finebaum will be part of SEC Network’s special summer edition of SEC Nation from SEC Summerfest Presented by Regions Bank, with the July 15 show kicking off 45 hours of live coverage from Atlanta ahead of next week’s SEC Kickoff.