Scott Van Pelt
BornBrookeville, Maryland
EducationUniversity of Maryland
Notable credit(s)SportsCenter (2001–present)
SVP & Russillo (2009–present; previously known as The Scott Van Pelt Show)

Scott Van Pelt is an American sportscaster and sports talk show host. He is an anchor for the 11 p.m. edition of SportsCenter on ESPN, the co-host of SVP & Russillo on ESPN Radio, and anchor for various golf events for the network.

Early lifeEdit

Van Pelt was born in Brookeville, Maryland[1] and grew up in the Washington, D.C. area. He graduated from Sherwood High School in Sandy Spring, Maryland and enrolled at the University of Maryland where he studied radio/television and film. He is a member of the fraternity Pi Kappa Alpha.[2]


Van Pelt began his career in sportscasting at WTTG-TV, a FOX affiliate in Washington, D.C. in 1990 and then moved on to the Golf Channel, where he worked from 1994 to 2000 as a studio host for some of the network's signature programs. He left the channel in 2001 to join ESPN, where he serves as an anchor for SportsCenter and is one of the network's top golf correspondents, covering major tournaments such as the Masters Tournament. He also is a prominent personality for ESPN Radio, where he was the co-host of Tirico and Van Pelt alongside Mike Tirico before the program was canceled and replaced with Van Pelt's own three-hour program, The Scott Van Pelt Show, in 2009. The show was renamed SVP & Russillo in October 2012.

Van Pelt has also appeared as a commentator in golf video games, alongside Kelly Tilghman on EA Sports' Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 and Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11[3] and in a comedic turn in Aqua Teen Hunger Force Zombie Ninja Pro-Am.[4][5]


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