Max McGee, according to The Spun, went from talking fries to talking sports, and his remarkable narrative is now enthralling the world.
Front Office Sports recently turned to social media to tell the inspiring story of new ESPN anchor Max McGee, whose meteoric rise to the top of SportsCenter was legendary.
“Five years ago, Max McGee was working as a server at the Capital Grille and Famous Dave’s after leaving college. After 250 applications, he landed his first TV job. In October, he got an ESPN audition through LinkedIn. McGee just finished his first week with SportsCenter,” FOS wrote.
The tweet has already been retweeted over 10,000 times and received over 120,000 likes, with many people commenting on how encouraging it was.
The 31-year-old took to social media to reveal his new job as an anchor for ESPN’s SportsCenter. He talked about his rise to the top and thanked his family for helping him achieve his goals.
McGee is a native of Cherry Hill, New Jersey, and a Temple University graduate. He worked in the foodservice and sports media businesses after graduation, doing anything he could to advance his profession while also supporting himself.
He worked as a reporter for NBC station WMBF-TV in South Carolina and KPLC-TV in Louisiana during that time, when he began his career as an on-air reporter and producer. Following that, he worked as a news and sports anchor for Baltimore CBS affiliate4 WJZ-TV for three years, covering professional sports teams, University of Maryland athletics, and breaking news. His big break would come from a chance LinkedIn ESPN tryout.
“I’m so fired up to be with the best in the business. Every stop in my career has helped prepare me for this, so I’m eager to get started, McGee said via statement.
On January 31, McGee began his new job as a SportsCenter anchor.