Anchor Quits ESPNU In Search Of His "Actual" Dream Job

Monday, April 30, 2007



Was I the only one that watched Dream Job on ESPN when it was first aired? No, not the Dee Brown edition, but the one that launched the career of one Anthony Michael Hall. I mean where else could you get dap from Stu Scott and be judged by the likes Kit Hoover, Tony K., ESPN VP Al Jaffe (who should have never come on tv), and THE Lavar Arrington? Nowhere....that's where. Well years after Mikey Hall beat out contestants like Maggie Haskins and Chet Anekwe....he's finally going to get his dream job....and it's not with ESPN (surprise!)....

Three years after beating out 10,000 reality-show competitors to land his "Dream Job," Hall has left ESPN and will move back to Chicago to explore on-air
opportunities.

Hall declined to offer specifics, but he's likely to draw strong interest from Comcast SportsNet and the Big Ten Network, among others.

Some of his now former colleagues think he's crazy to leave ESPNU, where he had been the signature anchor. ESPN tried to keep him by offering a raise, a short-term contract, so he wouldn't feel tied down, and the promise of more high-profile work.

You can't really blame someone for wanting to find a job in their own hometown, so I wish him luck. And those ex-collaegues are drinking the Kool-Aid because I'm pretty damn sure 8 out of 10 of them don't even get ESPNU.

Mike, you take that Mazda M3 that you won in 2003, and you ride off into the sunset!

Dream Job (Wikipedia)
Living the Dream? (Chicago Tribune via SBD)


Posted by Awful Announcing- at 2:17 PM

12 Comments:

That can only mean one thing, schrutebag said something stupid to his face in the studio.

mookie said...
Apr 30, 2007, 2:57:00 PM  

AA you weren't the only one, I watched that season of dream job too (Zach got ROBBED!).

A couple years later I met one of the girls from that show in a bar

Apr 30, 2007, 3:43:00 PM  

I loved that they still called the competition between ex-NBAers Dream Job. Um, wasn't being in the NBA the real dream job? They should have called it Supplemental Income.

McBain said...
Apr 30, 2007, 7:01:00 PM  

A lot of people think that since he's in Chicago, he's going to get a job at the Big Ten Network, which is based in Chicago.

Chris said...
Apr 30, 2007, 9:25:00 PM  

i watched that too. chet had a hard time saying his own name. who could really blame him?

May 1, 2007, 12:18:00 AM  

is the "boom goes the dynamite" guy still available?

Turd Ferguson said...
May 1, 2007, 12:23:00 AM  

I wonder whatever happened to the second "Dream Job" winner, Dave Holmes. I don't think he ever ended up anchoring SportsCenter once.

Michael said...
May 1, 2007, 12:09:00 PM  

Michael- From wikipedia....

David will begin work at WTVG, the ABC affiliate in Toledo, OH on April 2, 2007. His job duties will include sports photographer/reporter and fill-in anchor.

Oh yeah! TOE-LEE-DO!!!

May 1, 2007, 12:11:00 PM  

Am I the only one who is mildly concerned that you knew so much about the dream job competition AA?

Larry Brown said...
May 1, 2007, 2:14:00 PM  

Mike Hall is great. I'm sure he'll find something great in Chicago and you will definitely hear from him again.

Anonymous said...
May 31, 2007, 2:19:00 AM  

Jason Horowitz who was on dream job 2, bas been with the MSG network for a while now in NYC, doing their sports shows and liberty play by play, and the cbs sportlsine online video

Anonymous said...
Sep 17, 2007, 1:14:00 AM  

I remember seeing Casey Stern, another dream job contestant, doing a lot of the MLB.com webcasts too.

Matt said...
Jan 7, 2008, 6:18:00 PM  

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