Fans still don’t know if their cable providers will carry the upcoming Longhorn Network, but they now know who will be hosting it.
Lowell Galindo will serve as the main anchor, Kevin Dunn will be both an anchor and a reporter, and Samantha Steele will be a reporter for the new UT/ESPN cable channel that will provide subscribers with 24/7 coverage of Longhorn athletics.
All three have Texas ties. Galindo grew up in San Antonio, Dunn attended Westlake High School and UT, and Steele is friends with former Texas defensive end Sam Acho.
“He was telling me about Austin all the time,” she said. “He’s probably the best advertisement ever for Austin. He’s obsessed with it.”
The network also announced that the studio will be on 32nd street, right by St. David's Hospital and just across the highway from campus. The eight-story office building is currently home to Texas Monthly, which will move out in early fall. There is also a wide plot of land near the production studio, which will give ESPN room to expand the site. The Longhorn Network will launch Aug. 26.
Updated on 08/05/2011 at 10:45 a.m.: location of studio