ESPN’s “ESPN LA 710” KSPN Los Angeles is adding college basketball analyst Sean Farnham to its afternoon show starting Thursday, January 4.
Farnham will join existing co-hosts Marcellus Wiley and Eric Davis for what will be rebranded as “Afternoons with Marcellus, Farnham and E.D.” from 3-7pm. That is if Davis remains with the company as he is currently under suspension while being investigated for sexual harassment claims while working at NFL Network.
The former UCLA basketball star will continue to serve as a college basketball analyst for ESPN’s networks in addition to his new duties at KSPN.
ESPN college basketball analyst Sean Farnham is expanding his role to include co-hosting with Marcellus Wiley and Eric Davis starting Thursday, Jan. 4, on ESPNLA 710. The newly renamed Afternoons with Marcellus, Farnham and E.D. will air weekdays from 3 – 7 p.m. PT.
“I am so excited to join Marcellus and E.D. on ESPNLA710,” said Farnham. “Radio to me has always been about connecting and driving the passion of the sports fans on the topics that matter most to us in our city. I started in radio with ESPNLA710 in 2004 and 13 years later it feels great to return home.”
“We could not be more excited to welcome Sean to the team,” said Scott McCarthy, vice president and general manager of ESPNLA. “He obviously has deep roots here in LA, including as a player on terrific UCLA squads and as a coach at Pepperdine. He also has a great passion for sports and a very strong track record as an entertaining and informative radio talent.”
In addition to his Afternoons with Marcellus, Farnham and E.D role, Farnham will continue as college basketball analyst calling games across ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and SEC Network for various conferences, including SEC, Pac-12 and West Coast Conference.
Farnham was a student-athlete at UCLA where he was a freshman on the 1997 Pac-10 Championship team that advanced to the NCAA Elite Eight. He was named UCLA’s Freshman of the Year that year, Most Improved Player in 1999 and was the 1999-2000 co-captain with Earl Watson. Farnham was also the Chairman of the Bruins Athletic Council, and represented UCLA at the Pac-10 leadership forum both of his final two years on campus. After graduating from UCLA, Farnham was an assistant coach at Pepperdine University under the guidance of Jan van Breda Kolff. The Waves finished with a 22-9 record and advanced to the NIT second round.
Starting in the fall of 2001 Farnham worked at Fox Sports Net/West covering everything from the Pac-10, Big West and WCC basketball, as well as NBA, MLB and college football. During his 10-year run at Fox Sports Net, he won two Los Angeles-based Emmys.