Stan Verrett joined ESPNEWS as an anchor in September 2000, and now anchors SportsCenter in addition to hosting Friday Night Fights and NBA Fastbreak. Prior to ESPN, Verrett worked as a weekend sports anchor and reporter at WDSU-TV in New Orleans, La. Verrett's career includes serving as sports anchor and reporter in Norfolk, Va. with the city's ABC affiliate station WVEC-TV and WAVY-TV, the NBC affiliate station. He was also a top-rated morning show personality at several radio stations in Washington, D.C., Charleston, S.C. and Norfolk. Verrett is a graduate of Howard University in Washington, D.C. where he was selected as one of the two outstanding graduates in journalism for 1989.