John Tesh has won six Emmys, has four gold albums, two Grammy nominations and an Associated Press award for investigative journalism….who has sold over eight million records ….while his live concerts have raised more than $20 million for PBS…..plus, he wrote the NBA on NBC basketball theme “Roundball Rock” ….which is regarded as one of the most memorable sports themes of all time. He is also known as the co-host of the television program Entertainment Tonight. He has previously worked as a sportscaster and host for the Olympic Games, Wimbledon, the US Open Tennis, the Tour De France, Ironman Triathlon and as a news anchor and reporter.
His television career included a stint as a news anchor and reporter at WSM-TV in Nashville, Tennessee in the 1970’s….where he often covered the same stories as Oprah Winfrey….who worked at a competing Nashville station. He shuffled from Nashville to Raleigh, to Orlando, and finally to New York’s WCBS-TV….where, at age 22, he was their youngest reporter. However, he became more well-known when he co-hosted the television show Entertainment Tonight from 1986 to 1996.
Tesh also served as a sportscaster for CBS and later at NBC….while anchoring events such as the Tour de France bicycle race from 1983 through 1986….as Tesh has the distinction of being the anchor for the first American broadcast of this event…..along with the US Open Tennis Championships….plus,gymnastics at the 1992 and 1996 Summer Olympics….in addition to work with Scott Hamilton covering major figure skating events for NBC Sports…..like this 1985 Women’s World Figure Skating Championships from Tokyo….as seen in this video herewith.