Len Berman (Born June 14, 1947 in New York City) is the weekday evening sports anchor on WNBC-TV. Berman has been with WNBC/NBC since 1982. He was previously with WCBS-TV from 1979-1982, and before that at WBZ-TV in Boston from 1973–1978.

Early lifeEdit

Despite having a very neutral viewpoint when reporting the sports in New York, he grew up an avid New York Yankees fan. He is also partial to Big East basketball, having graduated from Syracuse University and serving as an advisor to that school and to St. John's University. When Berman hosted "Sports Update" Sunday nights on WCBS-TV he used the dance tune "The Break" by Katmandu as the theme song.

Spanning the WorldEdit

One popular monthly feature Berman is responsible for is Spanning the World, which airs on WNBC and The Today Show. Spanning is a reel of odd and interesting sports highlights from the past month, with a recorded introduction and closing by Don Pardo.

The NFL on NBCEdit

From 1982 to part of the 1984, Berman also hosted The NFL on NBC Pregame Show, then known as NFL (insert year) until he was supplanted by Bob Costas. During the early weeks of the 1988 NFL season, Berman served as the host of what was, by this time, called NFL Live! while regular host Costas was hosting NBC's coverage of the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea.

Live at FiveEdit

In 2005, he was one of a handful of rotating co-anchors with Sue Simmons on Live at Five after Jim Rosenfield left for WCBS-TV.


Len has written three books: Spanning the World and two kids books, And Nobody Got Hurt! (Volume I and II).


Len currently resides in Port Washington, New York.

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