Click here to continue 1 / 21 Tommy Sanders, host of Bassmaster TV, is celebrating his 25th year of working on shows for the ESPN networks. Photo: James Overstreet 2 / 21 Sanders poses last week with Kevin VanDam and producer Mike McKinnis at the Bass Pro Shops shoot for Opening Day. Photo: James Overstreet 3 / 21 Jimmy Houston discusses his segment with Sanders, whose 25 years with JM Associates has seen him interview most every luminary in the outdoors world. Photo: James Overstreet 4 / 21 A bit gray but still smooth on the mic, Sanders gets a touchup before taping a segment. Photo: James Overstreet 5 / 21 Sanders interviews B.A.S.S. co-owner Don Logan at last year's Classic in Birmingham, Ala. Photo: Mike Suchan 6 / 21 David Walker greets Sanders at the 2014 Classic registration. Photo: Mike Suchan 7 / 21 Mark Davis and Sanders discuss topics of conversation before going on camera. Photo: Mike Suchan 8 / 21 Sanders, known as a fastidious researcher, gets the dialogue started between Shaw Grigsby and Mark Zona. Photo: Mike Suchan 9 / 21 Sanders and Mark Zona react to an outrageous statement by actor Grayson Russell, a guest on 'Hooked Up.' Photo: Mike Suchan 10 / 21 Sanders works while Zona works the crowd in 2007 at Clarks Hill. Photo: James Overstreet 11 / 21 Co-workers say Sanders gets into a zone as he prepares his next comments. Photo: James Overstreet 12 / 21 Sanders always points the dialogue in the right direction. Photo: James Overstreet 13 / 21 Sanders and Zona get photographer James Overstreet out of the boat for an interview. Photo: B.A.S.S. 14 / 21 Sanders and Zona pose with Skeet Reese in the JM studio after Reese's Classic victory in 2009. Photo: B.A.S.S. 15 / 21 Here Sanders leads a Classic Fantasy draft with Zona, Jerry McKinnis and James Overstreet. Photo: B.A.S.S. 16 / 21 Sanders and Zona pose on the set in 2007. Photo: B.A.S.S. 17 / 21 Sanders was hired fulltime at JM in 1990 to do the wraparound segments on the ESPN Outdoors block. Here he shoots a segment from Bar Harbor, Maine. Photo: B.A.S.S. 18 / 21 The ESPN Outdoors crew went on location to produce the wraparounds, like Nevada's Pyramid Lake. Photo: B.A.S.S. 19 / 21 Sanders, getting deep into Acadia National Park, Maine, for a shoot, said it his two- to three-minute segments that ran between the outdoor program was like a mini-show on the area. Photo: B.A.S.S. 20 / 21 While Sanders said the crew was great and it was magnicient to be able to work in locales like the mountains near Flagstaff, Ariz., the travel became ardous. Photo: B.A.S.S. 21 / 21 Tommy Sanders is referred to by coworkers as the consummate broadcast professional.