Skip to main content

Former Daily Show Host Jon Stewart To Co-Anchor SportsCenter Friday

Hannah Storm poses on the set of sports center.

Jon Stewart stepped down as host of The Daily Show in 2015, but he will be taking over as anchor of another television institution this week: SportsCenter.

On Friday, Stewart will be co-anchoring ESPN's flagship program with Hannah Storm, live from Chicago at 7 p.m. E.T.

Stewart will be on ESPN in support of The Warrior Games, which will wrap up at the United Center on Saturday.

The games, organized by the Department of Defense, feature over 200 wounded, ill and injured service members representing various wings of the U.S., U.K., and Australian militaries.

More, from the Daily News:

The former host of "The Daily Show," who will go live with Storm at 7 p.m., attended the Warrior Games last year at West Point and believed they should be televised for more exposure.

“It was great, but it was [just] the athletes, their families, their caregivers and it felt like something that the public should be involved in,” Stewart explained to the Chicago Tribune. “On the way home, I was saying, ‘This is where the cameras should be, this would be perfect for ESPN.’ And my son just said, ‘Well, why don’t you call them?’”

Stewart appeared across ESPN platforms a few weeks ago to promote the beginning of the Warrior Games, which kicked off on June 30.

Storm is excited to be working with the legendary comedian and former Daily Show host.

Storm said it’ll be “a thrill” for her to work with one of the best-known hosts in the television industry.

“I’ve always been a fan of his work, and he’s so involved and so passionate about this cause,” Storm said of Stewart.

You can find more about the Warrior Games at the event's official website.

[Daily News]