MoCo Native Scott Van Pelt Named Host of ESPN’s Monday Night Countdown

Scott Van Pelt has been named the new host of ESPN’s Monday Night Countdown, according to Adam Schefter. MyMCMedia noted that Van Pelt will be taking over for Suzy Kolber, who was let go by the network during their recent round of layoffs.

Van Pelt will join former Commanders players Ryan Clark, Robert Griffin III, and Alex Smith, as well as Schefter, Marcus Spears, Michelle Beisner-Buck, and Larry Fitzgerald who are all part of the show’s cast. The week 1 show will take place at 6pm in anticipation of the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets game later in the night.

Van Pelt is a Sherwood High School graduate who has gone on to find success in the world of sports since starting at FOX5 (WTTG) in 1990. He has been with ESPN since 2001 and has anchored the midnight edition of Sportscenter since 2015. Van Pelt is a Brookeville native who attended Flower Valley Elementary School in Rockville. He graduated from Sherwood High School in Sandy Spring and then from the University of Maryland in 1988 where he studied radio/television and film.

Featured photo courtesy of @TerrapinHoops


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