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Veteran Sportscaster Len Berman Dusts Off ‘Spanning the World’ for The Today Show

For those who thought Len Berman wouldn’t return to TV–think again!

The longtime WNBC sports anchor, whose contract was not renewed in 2009, is bringing back his signature monthly highlight package “Spanning the World” back to The Today Show.

Berman will be featured in-studio tomorrow during the 8:30 a.m. segment of the broadcast.

Berman, who narrated the clips on Today for 20 years starting in 1989, is happy to be home.

“I’m thrilled to reconnect with my good buddies Matt [Lauer], Al [Roker], Ann [Curry] and Natalie [Morales],” Berman says. “A great crew on and off camera. It was always one of my highlights.”

Before moving to The Today Show, Roker was the Channel 4 meteorologist, where he worked side-by-side with Berman for several years.  

The legendary Berman, began his 24-year run at WNBC in 1985. A short time later he succeeded another sportscasting icon–Marv Albert.

Berman, already known to New York viewers, originated “Spanning” while at WCBS/Channel 2, where he worked from 1979 to 1982.

Fittingly, Berman wraps up his return of Spanning the World reminding FishbowlNY of famous closing line.
“And most important, Nobody got hurt!” Berman jokes.
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