Saunders is undoubtedly one of the most famous faces on air for the sports news media house, ESPN. He passed on Wednesday, 8 of August 2016, at the age of 61.
John Saunders hosted play-by-play and studio programs during his time. He is popular for his interest in youth development in sports, covering college basketball, football and NHL games for ESPN, even though he still anchored SportsCenter. At a point in his incredible career, he hosted The Sports Reporters.
Saunders was born in Canada, during his youthful years, he played as a defenseman in Montreal, Canada, in the Junior Hockey League. He also played in Western Michigan, Toronto, and Ryerson, Toronto just before he began his career in sports broadcasting.
John Saunders served as a board of director member of a cancer research foundation which he was a founding member of. According to his close friend, co-Chairman of Disney Media and President of ESPN; John Skipper, he described John Sauders as possessing a friendly, informative style and extraordinary talent which appeals to sports fans of various ages and interests.
John Skipper acknowledged Mr. Saunders’ contribution to ESPN and praised him for his achievement across sports in the USA and Worldwide. He also spoke extensively on Saunders as a very responsible and devoted family man who never takes people for granted.
Mr. Saunders was undoubtedly one of the most popular, influential and experienced sports broadcasting personality and he was very important to ESPN. 61-year-old Saunders has some awards on his shelf and is well schooled as a broadcaster. Since the news of his death broke, friends, family and well-wisher have offered their best wishes and tribute to the Veteran.