While many fans follow professional sports because of the athletic ability of the players, there’s another factor that contributes to the excitement of watching the world’s best athletes — the media personalities.
There’s nothing better than listening to the voice of your favorite broadcaster or the impassioned opinion of a show host or sports podcaster. Some of the greatest plays in professional sports would be so anticlimactic if it weren’t for the electrifying play-by-play or cheeky commentary.
From television programs and live broadcasts to sports podcasts and radio shows, media personalities make competitions so much more meaningful and thrilling.
As a tribute to this enthralling profession, we’ve put together a list of the top 40 most powerful media personalities in sports. Press the button below to get started and find out if your favorite sports persona made our list!