One of college football’s most recognizable members of the media will be spending even more time in Bristol. Well-renowned guru Phil Steele was hired as a full-time analyst and reporter at ESPN, according to the company’s press release.
Steele will lend his expertise throughout ESPN linear, digital and radio platforms.
In addition to Steele, ESPN re-signed senior writer Seth Wickersham to a new extension and hired Joel Anderson.
“Seth has long been one of our most talented journalists whose stories on the inner-workings of the NFL have elevated our coverage and delighted fans,” said Chad Millman, ESPN vice president, editorial director, domestic digital content. “Re-signing him as well as adding Joel and Phil increases what’s possible for our editorial team and elevates our ability to serve fans.”
In April, ESPN laid off national college football writer Brett McMurphy, amongst many other journalists in a massive purge.
Steele has previously contributed to ESPN Insider and ESPN The Magazine for the past several years, in addition to covering college football as well as sports betting.
The journalist is perhaps best known for Phil Steele’s College Football Preview, which is regarded as one of the nation’s most comprehensive magazines about the sport.
During his career, Steele has been involved as a member of the All-America, John Mackey Award, Davey O’Brien Award, Lombardi Award, and the Ted Hendricks Award voting committees.