Kevin Connors leaves WCBS radio for ESPN

Kevin Connors, the former sports anchor at Regional News Network (Channel 62, formerly known as WTZA) in Kingston, will be leaving his job as afternoon sports anchor at WCBS (880 AM) today to join ESPN. Connors says he will be joining the staff at ESPNEWS, and expects to be on air by late-July.
Connors has spent the past 2 1/2 years at NewsRadio 88, providing sports updates at 15 and 45 past the hour, and also provides baseball updates on Yankees radiocasts.
Connors, who goes by the name K.C. Connors at WCBS because there was another Kevin Connors on the staff, has also filled in on Marist College basketball broadcasts on WKIP (1450 AM) and handled play by play of Manhattan College basketball on RNN.
Connors won three awards for outstanding sportscast by the New York State Broadcasters Association in 1999, 2003 and 2004, and won in 2001 for outstanding documentary — “Our Town to Cooperstown” profiled seven members of the Baseball Hall of Fame from the tri-state region (note: yours truly appeared in that documentary).
Connors won’t be the first Channel 62 veteran to move to ESPN. Longtime anchor Brian Kenny was sports director at WTZA from 1986-97, and has been at ESPN since then.

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