Report: Obama said he wants to host ‘Sportscenter’ after presidency

December 4, 2013

President Obama disclosed his post-presidency plans late last month.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Obama said during a visit to the DreamWorks animation studio that he would like to anchor ESPN's flagship program, "Sportscenter."

From the Reporter:

At the end of the conversation -- which touched on a myriad of topics, from piracy to Iran -- Obama revealed what's at the top of his bucket list post-White House: "At least I know what I want to do when I retire … host ESPN SportsCenter's Top 10 list," Obama quipped as he turned to Disney's Robert Iger, whose empire includes ESPN.

The highlights countdown can feature everything from major sports to bull fighting to high school basketball. Other than having a good laugh, Iger apparently didn't respond.

"Everyone had a good giggle," says one person who attended.

When he leaves office after his second term, in 2017, Obama will be 55 years old -- plenty of time for a new career.

Aaron Blake covers national politics and writes regularly for The Fix.
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