Dan Patrick Pugh, known as Dan Patrick, is a sportscaster whose credentials include a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Dayton and six years as a sports reporter for CNN as of 2015. He also served in various roles at ESPN from 1989 to 2007.
Patrick was born on May 15, 1956, in Zanesville, Ohio. In his youth, he played on the William Mason High School basketball team, where he earned honors for his performance. After studying broadcast journalism, he pursued a career in the field. He began as an on-air personality for a local Dayton, Ohio, radio network. This experience allowed him to eventually transfer into sports reporting for CNN, where he covered various major events, such as the World Series and Olympics.
In 1989, Patrick became an anchor for ESPN, eventually becoming one of the most recognized personalities on the network. His work at the network earned him several Sports Emmy Awards as well accolades from the Nation Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association. He has also hosted his own radio program, called "The Dan Patrick Show," on ESPN Radio. In 2007, Patrick left ESPN Radio and started a new series of sports talk and television shows.