Kenny Mayne is a sportscaster News reader and host for ESPN. A native of Federal Way, Washington, Mayne attended community college and was an honorable mention as junior college All-American quarterback in 1978 at Wenatchee Valley College in Wenatchee, Washington.
He graduated from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 1982 with a degree in broadcasting. While at UNLV, Mayne was a backup QB for two years and he later signed as a free agent with the Seattle Seahawks. After beginning his television career with a brief stint as a reporter for KLVX-TV in Las Vegas, Nevada, Mayne spent seven years (1982–89) at KSTW-TV in Seattle, Washington. Eventually, he became a weekend sports anchor and weekday news reporter. Mayne resigned from KSTW in 1989. Mayne started at ESPN in 1994 as a SportSmash anchor on ESPN2, then became the anchor of the weekend edition of RPM 2Night from its start on Labor Day weekend 1995 until August 1997. After that, Mayne moved over to the main network and the rest is history.
As of 2021, Mayne currently appears as host of Kenny Mayne's Wider World of Sports on ESPN.com, and he appeared as a weekly contributor to "Sunday NFL Countdown" with his weekly "M,ayne Event" segment.