John Anderson, born in 1965, is a sports journalist from Green Bay, Wisconsin. He is the host of sprtscenter since 1999. Anderson got his journalism degree from the Missouri School of Journalism at the University of Missouri-Columbia.
He was a four-year member of the men's track team and was the captain in his senior season.
From 1988 to 1990, he was a sports photographer and reporter at Tulsa's KTUL-TV.
In 1994 and '95, he won the Outstanding Sports Feature Reporting Award.
As of December of 2007, he lives in Southington, Connecticut.
On an August 29 episode, he mistakenly says circumcision in place on circumstance.
He is active with the MU Alumni and can often be seen at Missouri Tigers sporting events.
He was the grand Marshall at Missouri's 2002 Homecoming football game.
He loves to use the slang phrase "splappa" when a player shoots a long distance three-pointer.
He makes references about former and cuurent Oklahoma State athletes and the world-famous Eskimo Joe's Cheese Fries.
After graduating, he spent time in Oklahoma working for KTUL-TV and KOTV-TV.
One reason he decided to go to Missouri was so he could compete as a high jumper on the track and field team.
He maintains loyalty to the Missouri Tigers and the professional and college sports teams in Wisconsin.
On July 21, 2007, he was a Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame Presenter for Leroy Butler.
He graduated from Southwest High School in Green Bay, Wisconsin in 1983.
He co-wrote a book with golfer Chi Chi Rodriquez, Chi Chi's Golf Games You Gotta Play, which teaches players how to be better at golf and have fun while playing.
He worked in Phoenix before joining ESPN.
As a student, he worked at KOMU-TV.