Max Kellerman has been a commentator on ESPN’s First Take with Stephen A. Smith and host Molly Qerim Rose since July 2016. Kellerman and Smith debate the top stories of the day, every weekday from 10 a.m. – noon ET. Kellerman made his national ESPN Radio debut in August 2020 with The Max Kellerman Show. The show, which runs from 2 – 4 p.m. and is simulcast on ESPNEWS, expands on the most-timely debates from that day’s edition of First Take from his point of view as well as further boxing news discussions and more. Kellerman also hosts his weekly boxing show, Max on Boxing on ESPN2.
Previously, Kellerman was a host on ESPN’s Los Angeles-based studio show SportsNation alongside Marcellus Wiley and Michelle Beadle. Kellerman also hosted the afternoon drive program, “Max & Marcellus,” on ESPN Radio Los Angeles with Wiley. Kellerman has appeared across ESPN’s various platforms including SportsCenter, Pardon the Interruption, ESPN Radio New York and was the original host of Around the Horn.
Long known to sports fans for his insightful boxing commentary, Kellerman was the studio analyst for ESPN’s boxing series Friday Night Fights and provided ringside analysis on Tuesday Night Fights.
In 2006, he took over the ringside commentator role on HBO’s Boxing After Dark series and the following year joined the World Championship Boxing broadcast team. He also appeared on The Fight Game with Jim Lampley and hosted Face Off with Max Kellerman.
Kellerman graduated from Columbia University with a degree in history.