Dari Nowkhah is a native of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and 1998 graduate of the University of Oklahoma earning a degree in broadcast journalism. He began his career in Montana where he was the sports director for a local station for two years, receiving first place in sports reporting in the pacific northwest from the Society of Professional Journalists. He then moved on to a position as a sports anchor for a local station in Lincoln, Nebraska, and then on to a position with a CBS affiliate in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Nowkhah joined ESPN in 2004 as an ESPNNEWS anchor, and in 2011 was promoted to the host of ESPNU. He also served as a SportsCenter anchor and hosted shows that included Baseball Tonight and College Football Live. Currently, Nowkhah is the host and anchor on the SEC Network. He regularly appears on SEC Now during the week, and Saturday evenings during football season. In addition, it is not uncommon to hear Dari calling play-by-plays for men’s basketball and baseball, and you can hear him as a co-host on ESPN Radio’s weekly Dari and Mel Show on Saturdays. In 2013, he was recognized by the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Oklahoma as the Young Professional of the Year.