ESPN Inks Matthew Berry To Contract Extension
August 4, 2016 at 1:15 PM (PT)
ESPN has inked fantasy sports expert and "FANTASY FOCUS FOOTBALL" podcast host MATTHEW BERRY to a new contract extension to continue as Senior Fantasy Analyst through 2021. BERRY, who was a successful writer/producer in HOLLYWOOD before joining ESPN in 2005 at the network's KSPN-A (ESPN LA 710 AM)/LOS ANGELES and going full-time in 2007 when the network bought his TALENTED MR. ROTO website, appears regularly on ESPN TV and radio along with hosting the podcast with FIELD YATES. The podcast will be taped live in NEW YORK before a sellout crowd on AUGUST 10th.
“No one works harder or loves his job more than MATTHEW BERRY, and it shows in everything he does for ESPN and the fans we serve,” said VP and Editorial Director, Domestic Digital Content CHAD MILLMAN. “He actually lives the ‘Fantasy Life’ he describes in his writing, which makes his voice uniquely authentic and adds depth and breadth to his analysis. MATTHEW is the leading voice in fantasysports and this passionate and engaged audience is crucial to every platform at ESPN. Without question we are happy to have MATTHEW at ESPN for years to come.”
BERRY said, “For what I do, I truly believe I have the best job in the world. The support, enthusiasm and audience for fantasy sports at ESPN are unmatched anywhere in the industry. Whether it’s the “06010” podcast, FANTASY FOOTBALL NOW, my column or any number of areas of the company I’m lucky enough to contribute to, it’s an absolute blast to work with and for so many incredible colleagues. I came to the company over a decade ago and it’s been an amazing journey, for both myself and the game that I love. So I’m thrilled and blessed that I get to continue it with ESPN for a long time to come.I mean, come on. To write and talk about fantasy football for the Worldwide Leader? It doesn’t get better than that.”