Tony Reali is celebrating his 20th anniversary with ESPN by signing a multi-year extension with the sports network. The worldwide leader in sports made the news official on Tuesday.
“Tony is the face of Around the Horn and he’s a big reason why the show has been a staple of ESPN’s weekday programming lineup all these years,” ESPN executive Norby Williamson said.
“With multiple panelists and the scoring component, hosting this show is very challenging, yet Tony makes it look effortless.”
Reali joined the network in 2001 as a graduate of Fordham University. He started out as a writer and researcher for the show, Two Minute Drill. Three years later, Reali made the leap to becoming the full-time host of Around The Horn. Two decades later, he has hosted nearly 4,000 shows and become one of the most recognizable faces on the network.
“My goal for every show, every day is to make people feel,” Reali said.
“I want people to remember what we say and what we did – mute faces! – but I’m most proud that we make people feel.”