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Rece Davis          

ESPN "College GameDay" Host

Rece Davis, a prominent sports host and a mainstay on ESPN for more than 25 years, is the host of ESPN's Emmy Award-winning "College GameDay Built by The Home Depot," the network’s flagship college football program. He is also a host for premier college football events including the "College Football Playoff National Championship" and the NFL Draft on ABC, in addition to working select play-by-play assignments for college football and basketball. A regular contributor to "SportsCenter" and other ESPN shows and platforms, Davis also serves as the host of the "College Football Playoff Top 25 Rankings Show."

Davis has garnered accolades such as the Lester Jordan Award (2019) and Jake Wade Award (2016) for his contributions to intercollegiate athletics. Prior to ESPN, he worked in various roles at local television stations in Flint, Michigan, and Columbus, Georgia, earning his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Alabama while also serving as a general assignment reporter for WCFT-TV in Tuscaloosa. He also worked as a freelance television play-by-play announcer, studio host and radio announcer in select media outlets in Alabama.

Davis received the University of Alabama School of Communication Broadcast Department’s outstanding alumnus award in 2001 and was inducted into the University of Alabama College of Communication and Information Sciences Hall of Fame in 2019.

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