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About the Podcast
ESPN gambling analyst Doug Kezirian and his cast of guests take you inside the world of Las Vegas as they explore the games surrounding the games on the field.
About the Host
Doug Kezirian joined ESPN as a SportsCenter anchor in July 2012, and has hosted several other ESPN programs: NBA Tonight, Friday Night Fights, Highlight Express, Buzzer Beater, Goal Line and First Take. Additionally, he has hosted halftime updates for college basketball, WNBA and Arena Football broadcasts, and has called college basketball as a play-by-play announcer. Kezirian joined ESPN Radio as the host of College Gameday for the 2015 season. along with analysts Brad Edwards and Trevor Matich he will broadcast seven hours every Saturday. They will also travel to marquee games and host from the stadiums, including the national championship game. Prior to joining ESPN, Kezirian was the Sports Director and main sports anchor for KTNV-TV, the ABC affiliate, in Las Vegas. He anchored the daily sportscasts, as well as the station’s high school football show, which featured highlights shot from the helicopter. He doubled as founder and co-host of “The Las Vegas Sportsline”, which is currently the highest-rated ESPN radio show in Las Vegas. In his six years in the desert, he covered numerous sporting events, as well as conducting one-on-one interviews with Kobe Bryant, Magic Johnson, Mike Krzyzewski, Jimmie Johnson, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Dana White. He also worked the red carpet and interviewed celebrities at countless entertainment events in Las Vegas. Kezirian has attended the Super Bowl, NBA Finals, World Series, NCAA Tournament, BCS bowl games, NASCAR races, Stanley Cup Final, marquee boxing and UFC cards, and the World Series of Poker. His career even took him to Guantanamo Bay, when he dabbled as a news anchor. The Los Angeles native graduated Brown University with an Economics degree. He played three sports in high school, before focusing on water polo at Brown, where he was a four-year letterman and co-captain of its nationally-ranked team.