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Rece Davis

Rece Davis is one of the sports industry’s preeminent hosts and an ESPN mainstay for more than 25 years.

Meet Rece Davis

Rece Davis is the host of ESPN’s Emmy Award-winning College GameDay for both football and basketball. Throughout his career, he has become well-known as one of the industry’s preeminent hosts and college sports experts. He is also well-known for his keynote and motivational speaking. Rece Davis is available to be booked for corporate and private events. Contact the Mollie Plotkin Group today to inquire about Rece Davis’s fees.

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After graduating cum laude from the University of Alabama in 1988 with Bachelor of Arts degrees in both Broadcast News and Public Affairs, Rece Davis began working as a news anchor and sports reporter for local television stations in Georgia and Michigan. He garnered the attention of larger programs and by 1995 he began working for ESPN. Initially, Rece worked on multiple shows for ESPN2 including SportSmash and NBA 2Night before becoming a mainstay on SportsCenter and other ESPN programs.

College Gameday

In 2005, he was chosen as the host of ESPN’s College GameDay for basketball, a role he still holds today. He has also served as anchor for the NCAA Men’s Final Four and host of the NBA Draft on ESPN for over a decade.

Additionally, From 2006 to 2009, he was one of the hosts for ABC’s coverage of the 2006 FIFA World Cup and the lead host of the UEFA Euro 2008 and 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup. Recently, he returned to soccer as the host of UEFA Euro 2020 on ESPN/ABC.

Then in 2015, Rece was chosen as the successor to Chris Fowler’s role as host of ESPN’s College GameDay for football. In addition, he hosts ESPN’s College Football Playoff National Championship and ABC’s NFL Draft coverage. In his first three seasons with football’s College GameDay Rece continued the program’s streak of earning a Sports Emmy for best weekly studio show. The show’s Sports Emmys in 2018, 2017 & 2016 added to the previous five trophies they earned in 2015, 2014, 2011, 2010 & 2008.

Accolades & Awards

On top of the show’s success, Rece was also nominated for Outstanding Sports Personality – Studio Host in 2018 and 2019. His accolades include the Lester Jordan Award (2019) and Jake Wade Award (2016), both given by the College Sports Information Directors of America for outstanding contributions to intercollegiate athletics, and Cablefax’s Best Sports Host (2008). Moreover, in 2019 Rece was inducted into the University of Alabama College of Communication and Information Sciences Hall of Fame.

How to Hire Rece Davis

Find out how to hire Rece Davis to appear at your next event. Contact the Mollie Plotkin Group to inquire about Rece Davis’s availability and cost. When booking Rece Davis for an event, we need to know the type of venue and location the event will take place. Rece Davis is a popular choice for corporate events, private events, and virtual events. So, you can click the Check Availability button or contact us and an MPG Rece Davis booking agent will get back to you within 48 hours.

Rece Davis Booking Price

How much to book Rece Davis depends on the type of event. So, the cost to hire Rece Davis for corporate or private events is available by contacting a Mollie Plotkin Group Agent. Notably, Rece Davis is available for conferences, festivals, private parties, and events. Just contact the Mollie Plotkin Group and tell the booking agent the proposed date, time, and location.

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