Chris Berman has agreed to a multiyear extension with ESPN.

"We've been working on it for a while, and this was the perfect time to do it," Berman said on his 66th birthday. "ESPN has been almost two-thirds of my life. I'm honored that what I do still works."

Berman has been an integral part of ESPN throughout its history after joining the network a month after its launch in September 1979. Besides being one of the original SportsCenter anchors, he also has been a key part of the network's NFL and baseball coverage.