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Former ESPN Anchor/Reporter, "The Mayne Event" Segments

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Kenny Mayne Biography

Kenny Mayne is an American sports media personality who is best known for his work on ESPN. Until he left ESPN in May of 2021, he appeared as host of Kenny Mayne's Wider World of Sports on ESPN.com, and he appeared as a weekly contributor to Sunday NFL Countdown with his weekly "Mayne Event" segment.

In his work as an anchor and reporter, Mayne has become well known for his offbeat style, dry humor, and unique sayings (“thanks for having electricity”) and home run calls (“I am amused by the simplicity of this game!”). Although he stands out in the studio – his most prominent roles have been on SportsCenter, the former ESPN2 motorsports show, rpm2night and hosting both seasons of the sports trivia game show 2-Minute Drill – it truly shines in features, often humorous and currently his primary vehicle as a commentator at ESPN. His popular “The Mayne Event” segments on Sunday NFL Countdown ranged from the fourth grader who wore a Brett Favre jersey for 600 days to the “real reason” quarterbacks lick their fingers to making nachos with Martha Stewart and highlighted his creativity and deadpan delivery that has distinguished his career’s work.

From 2008 – 2011, he produced and starred in an original scripted series on ESPN.com titled Mayne Street. Mayne played himself in a fictionalized version of life at the center of sports television. In 2011, he shifted gears and debuted Kenny Mayne’s Wider World of Sports on ESPN.com. Inspired by the iconic Wide World of Sports on ABC in days gone by, it looked at unusual sports from exotic and distant locales around the world.

For many years until 2011, Mayne also hosted ESPN’s horse racing coverage, a life-long passion, for which he was honored in 2006 with the Old Hilltop Award for excellence in covering thoroughbred racing from the Maryland Horse Breeders Association.

Mayne joined ESPN as an ESPN2 SportSmash anchor, providing five-minute score and news reports every half-hour, and as a feature reporter for SportsNight. Beginning in September 1995, he served as the original host of ESPN2’s weekend auto racing news and highlights programs, Sunday morning’s rpm 2day and rpm2night on Saturday and Sunday. He also occasionally anchored SportsCenter until assuming that role fulltime in August 1997.

Prior to joining ESPN, Mayne had served as a freelance reporter and field producer for the network from 1990-1994.

Television, however, wasn’t always his primary form of employment. He had worked at local stations from 1982-1990, but as recently as 1994, Mayne worked in sales for MCI. Before that his career even included a stint assembling garbage cans.

Mayne began his television career at KLVX-TV (a PBS affiliate) in Las Vegas, Nevada, as a reporter in 1982. He worked for KSTW-TV in the Tacoma/Seattle market from 1982-89, serving as a production assistant (1982-83), news writer (1983-86) and weekend sports anchor and weekday news reporter (1986-89). As an anchor, Mayne was known for his offbeat style which included his “Dog Days of Summer Score Dog” segment, in which he used his dog to help give baseball scores.

A native of Kent, Wa., Mayne attended Wenatchee Valley Community College (Wenatchee, Wa.), where he was an honorable mention junior college All-American quarterback in 1978. He was graduated from University of Nevada-Las Vegas in 1982 with a bachelor of arts degree in broadcasting. While at UNLV, Mayne played football for two years and later signed as a free agent with the Seattle Seahawks (1982). In 2006, he competed on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars.

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Kenny Mayne Biography

Kenny Mayne is an American sports media personality who is best known for his work on ESPN. Until he left ESPN in May of 2021, he appeared as host of Kenny Mayne's Wider World of Sports on ESPN.com, and he appeared as a weekly contributor to Sunday NFL Countdown with his weekly "Mayne Event" segment.

In his work as an anchor and reporter, Mayne has become well known for his offbeat style, dry humor, and unique sayings (“thanks for having electricity”) and home run calls (“I am amused by the simplicity of this game!”). Although he stands out in the studio – his most prominent roles have been on SportsCenter, the former ESPN2 motorsports show, rpm2night and hosting both seasons of the sports trivia game show 2-Minute Drill – it truly shines in features, often humorous and currently his primary vehicle as a commentator at ESPN. His popular “The Mayne Event” segments on Sunday NFL Countdown ranged from the fourth grader who wore a Brett Favre jersey for 600 days to the “real reason” quarterbacks lick their fingers to making nachos with Martha Stewart and highlighted his creativity and deadpan delivery that has distinguished his career’s work.

From 2008 – 2011, he produced and starred in an original scripted series on ESPN.com titled Mayne Street. Mayne played himself in a fictionalized version of life at the center of sports television. In 2011, he shifted gears and debuted Kenny Mayne’s Wider World of Sports on ESPN.com. Inspired by the iconic Wide World of Sports on ABC in days gone by, it looked at unusual sports from exotic and distant locales around the world.

For many years until 2011, Mayne also hosted ESPN’s horse racing coverage, a life-long passion, for which he was honored in 2006 with the Old Hilltop Award for excellence in covering thoroughbred racing from the Maryland Horse Breeders Association.

Mayne joined ESPN as an ESPN2 SportSmash anchor, providing five-minute score and news reports every half-hour, and as a feature reporter for SportsNight. Beginning in September 1995, he served as the original host of ESPN2’s weekend auto racing news and highlights programs, Sunday morning’s rpm 2day and rpm2night on Saturday and Sunday. He also occasionally anchored SportsCenter until assuming that role fulltime in August 1997.

Prior to joining ESPN, Mayne had served as a freelance reporter and field producer for the network from 1990-1994.

Television, however, wasn’t always his primary form of employment. He had worked at local stations from 1982-1990, but as recently as 1994, Mayne worked in sales for MCI. Before that his career even included a stint assembling garbage cans.

Mayne began his television career at KLVX-TV (a PBS affiliate) in Las Vegas, Nevada, as a reporter in 1982. He worked for KSTW-TV in the Tacoma/Seattle market from 1982-89, serving as a production assistant (1982-83), news writer (1983-86) and weekend sports anchor and weekday news reporter (1986-89). As an anchor, Mayne was known for his offbeat style which included his “Dog Days of Summer Score Dog” segment, in which he used his dog to help give baseball scores.

A native of Kent, Wa., Mayne attended Wenatchee Valley Community College (Wenatchee, Wa.), where he was an honorable mention junior college All-American quarterback in 1978. He was graduated from University of Nevada-Las Vegas in 1982 with a bachelor of arts degree in broadcasting. While at UNLV, Mayne played football for two years and later signed as a free agent with the Seattle Seahawks (1982). In 2006, he competed on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars.

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  • Interview with ESPN's Kenny Mayne

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  • How to book Kenny Mayne?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Kenny Mayne for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Kenny Mayne, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Kenny Mayne or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Kenny Mayne?

    Booking fees for Kenny Mayne, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Kenny Mayne, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Kenny Mayne?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Kenny Mayne for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Kenny Mayne for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Kenny Mayne or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Kenny Mayne or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Kenny Mayne is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Kenny Mayne for your event is $50,000 - $100,000. Kenny Mayne generally travels from Seattle, WA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Neil Everett, Bob Costas, John Buccigross, Sebastian Salazar and Steve Levy. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Kenny Mayne for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.

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