In a tweet, Ley said, "there were too many people to thank individually."
Ley joined ESPN as a "SportsCenter"anchor on Sept. 9, 1979, on the network's third day of operation. In 1980, he hosted the first NCAA selection show, and also anchored the live broadcast of the NFL draft, ESPN reported.
A winner of 11 Sports Emmy Awards during his career at ESPN, Ley also won an Emmy for outstanding studio host in 2018. he was inducted into the National Sports Media Association Hall of Fame this year.
Ley was born in Newark, New Jersey, grew up in Bloomfield, and attended Seton Hall University, NJ.com reported.