The Sports Reporters features host John Saunders and three panelists from the print media who discuss current events in sports. This show, which is run weekly on ESPN, was originally hosted by Dick Schaap. The Sports Reporters airs on ESPN at 9:30 a.m. ET every Sunday morning (and replayed at 10:30 a.m. ET the same day on ESPN2). It is broadcast from Bristol, Connecticut at the main ESPN studios. However, before 1999, it was broadcast from a studio in Manhattan. and from 1999-2010 it was recorded at the ESPN Zone at Times Square in Manhattan before it closed. The show began in 1988, patterned to some extent after the successful Chicago-based syndicated show called Sportswriters on TV.