Sports broadcaster Will Selva has worked in the news broadcasting world for almost two decades, beginning in college and continuing into the present. He has appeared on networks like CNN, ESPN, and most recently, NFLN and Fox Sports 1.
Cheering on the Sun Devils while pursuing his undergraduate degree, Will Selva attended college at Arizona State in sunny Tempe. At Arizona State, Selva earned both the university’s Regents Scholarship for out-of-state students and a Phoenix Press Club Scholarship. Since graduating from Arizona State’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication with a degree in Broadcast Journalism in 1995, Will Selva knew he’d spend his career ensuring fans had the latest updates and accurate news coverage of all their favorite sports teams.
After attending Arizona State, Will Selva began working for KRON/BayTV in his hometown of San Francisco. In the late 1990s, KRON/BayTV provided news around the clock for the Bay area in California, and Will Selva was a key member of its broadcasting team. Selva hosted the Chronicle High School Sports Show and often appeared on the channel’s sports desk and on its news programs. This included “DayBreak,” a well-known, local San Francisco morning show that was followed by “Today” in the next time slot. While at KRON/BayTV, Selva produced sportscasts for an array of celebrities like Charlton Heston, lawyer Johnnie Cochran, former San Francisco mayor Willie Brown, and Digital Underground’s Shock G.
Leaving San Francisco to to join KXTV as their main sports anchor and reporter in Sacramento, Selva continued covering high school sports, but added updates about the Sacramento Kings, San Francisco 49ers, Oakland Raiders, San Francisco Giants and San Jose Sharks to his newscasts. While at KXTV, Selva was honored to be the only local sportscaster to visit China in order to report on a pre-season game between the Houston Rockets and the Sacramento Kings.
Will landed a co-hosting gig with CNN/HLN in Atlanta, Georgia on the popular morning show “Morning Express with Robin Meade,” formerly known as “Robin & Company.” At CNN/HLN, he covered Super Bowl 40 in Detroit and Super Bowl 41 in Miami. Along with the two Super Bowls, Selva also reported on the 132rd running of the Kentucky Derby and the 2005 World Series for CNN Domestic, CNN International and CNN HLN.
Following his work at CNN, Selva joined ESPN and currently can be found on the NFL Network, Fox Sports 1 and Fox Sports West as both a news anchor and a host. Will and his family currently reside in Los Angeles, California.
About Los Angeles Sports
The city of Los Angeles, California possesses some of the most notable sports teams within the United States. Some of these teams include: the Los Angeles Dodgers (Major League Baseball), the Los Angeles Clippers and the Los Angeles Lakers (National Basketball Association) and the Los Angeles Kings (National Hockey League). Within the Los Angeles Metro Area there are additional sports teams including the Los Angeles Galaxy and Club Deportivo Chivas USA (Major League Soccer) are located in Carson. Also, nearby, the The Los Angeles Angels and the Anaheim Ducks are located in Anaheim. Originally, the Los Angels were an expansion franchise team before relocating to Anaheim around 1966. Los Angeles is also home to the Los Angeles Sparks (Women’s National Basketball League), the USC Trojans and the UCLA Bruins within the NCAA. Although Los Angeles is the second-largest television market, the city currently does not have a NFL. At two separate points, the city was home to the Rams and then the Raiders before both teams moved back to their respective cities.