Host, MLB Network
Brian Kenny is an MLB Network host, appearing across MLB Network’s studio programming, including MLB Now and MLB Tonight.
On MLB Now, Kenny hosts a one-hour live daily panel discussion that covers breaking news and the most recent trends in the game with perspectives from baseball journalists, sabermetricians, broadcasters, and current and former players and managers.
Kenny joined MLB Network from ESPN, where he was anchor of the 6 p.m. ET edition of SportsCenter, host of the Brian Kenny Show on ESPN Radio and Friday Night Fights on ESPN2. Kenny previously served as an ESPN anchor for “Baseball Tonight,” receiving a Sports Emmy Award in 2003. Kenny called play-by-play for ESPN’s Wednesday Night Baseball and the World Baseball Classic and hosted ESPN’s coverage of the National Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in Cooperstown, N.Y.
Kenny was named “Media Personality of the Year” by SI.com in 2004, and in 2005 he was the recipient of the Sam Taub Award, awarded by the Boxing Writers Association of America to the Boxing Broadcaster of the Year.Kenny appeared as himself in the 2006 film, “Rocky Balboa” and in the 2007 film, “Resurrecting the Champ.”
Prior to joining ESPN, Kenny was Sports Director at WTZA-TV in Kingston, N.Y. for 11 years (1986-1997). While at WTZA, he won 11 New York State Broadcasters Association Awards and five Associated Press Awards for Journalistic Excellence. From 1985-1986, he was a news reporter then sports anchor at WLIG-TV in Riverhead, N.Y.
Kenny attended St. John’s University and the New York Institute of Technology. He graduated magna cum laude from New York Tech in 1985. He and his wife Nicole have five children.