Jay Harris joined ESPN in February 2003, and is most often seen as anchor of the Saturday and Sunday morning, and Monday noon editions of SportsCenter. Harris’ journalism career spans more than 30 award-winning years in television and radio news.
A native of Norfolk, VA, Harris graduated from Old Dominion University with a bachelor’s degree in speech communication in 1987. Harris came to ESPN from WPGH-TV in Pittsburgh, PA where he was a news anchor/reporter. In 2003, he was honored with a Distinguished Alumni Award from ODU. In 2004, he was the keynote speaker for Old Dominion’s 100th commencement ceremony. A three-time Emmy winner for his contributions to SportsCenter, Jay was also a recipient of the Silver World Medal from the New York Festival Awards, Robert L. Vann Award from the Pittsburgh Black Media Federation, and an EXCEL Award from the Hampton Roads Black Media Professionals.
Harris enjoys playing bass guitar, and is an avid golfer. He scored an ace in a charity tournament in Las Vegas in 2014, winning a car in the process. Jay is husband to Stephanie, and father to Bryce and Tyra.