You don’t hear the word “journalist” surrounding too many sports anchors/reporters these days, but Liam McHugh is a “journalist” in the truest sense of the word. Liam started his career as a sportswriter, cutting his teeth at New York Newsday as a high school and college sports reporter, eventually serving as Newsday’s soccer columnist. He then moved on to ESPN the Magazine, where he was a frequent contributor to the NCAA Football, NFL, MLB, NBA and Soccer sections (he still holds a freelance position) all the while getting his M.S. in Broadcast Journalism at Syracuse’s Newhouse School of Communications. In 2004, Liam decided he wanted to see how life was in front of the camera and made the drastic career and lifestyle move, heading out to Terre Haute, IN. After a year and a half (which included building a Sports Department from scratch), Liam headed to Oklahoma City where he immersed himself in the OU-OSU rivalry at KOKH-TV. Liam then got his big break landing a job as Main Host of Versus' first-ever nightly show The Daily Line. On The Daily Line, Liam used his aforementioned writing skills to produce witty, well-informed and entertaining monologues. He was also able to prove himself capable of Hosting an hour show, which landed him his current job as Host at NBC Sports, in addition to a myriad of other duties with the network.