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Chris Cotter is a studio anchor who has been associated with ESPN since January 2012 as a host of SportsCenter and the College Football Live.
Cotter had a close friend when he was residing in Atlanta, who gave him his first break.The friend was a co-proprietor of station [WQXI 790AM]. Cotter pondered about joining the studio for one night and ultimately requested his friend to give him a chance to visit the studio. Fortunately for him, his friend accepted the offer. It was his first time witnessing the radio show from the control room. But one the same day, other two co-hosts were on sick leave, so Cotter got a chance to grab headphones along with co-host Brian Katrek. Being impressed by his work, the owner of the station offered him to fill in from time to time and later he was offered a full-time job at the station, and it led him to his first TV gig at Comcast Sports Southeast.
It was his first time witnessing the radio show from the control room. Fortunately, one the same day, other two co-hosts were on sick leave. So, Cotter grabbed headphones alongside co-host Brian Katrek. Being impressed by his work, the owner of the station offered him to fill in every once in a while. Later, he was offered a full-time job at the station, and it led him to his first TV gig at Comcast Sports Southeast.
He attended Georgia Institute of Technology in 1993 and earned a masters degree in 1999. Before joining ESPN, he worked with other various big networks such as Fox Business Network in New York, where he worked as an anchor in between 2009 and 2012, and also served as a reporter for CNN in between 2003 and 2005 and anchor for SportsNet New York (2006-2009). While working at SNY, he held the position of broadcaster and hosted two shows The Daily News Live and Geico SportsNite. Starting his career in 1997 from WQXI, 790 The Zone in Atlanta, Cotter has been able to present himself as a distinct personality in the field of journalism with his excellent presentation styles.
Inquiries were raised against Chris Cotter when his article on Dwight Howard meeting with Magic GM Rob Hennigan was a word-for-word copy of an article on RealGM.com authored by Jarrod Rudolph. Cotter read the same story one night after the Jarrod Rudolph posted the story. The whole issue not only brought Cotter’s career in a big question mark but also forced ESPN to think about the money it had been paying for the editors and the other staff, as the issue was the second notable plagiarism issue that ESPN faced. Despite this issue, he has been still able to show his distinct image in the field of sports journalism.