From 1996 to 1998, he was an anchor on SportsCenter, the flagship program of ESPN. Beil, who graduated from the University of Hawaii, introduced a new catch phrase after showing a home run: "Aloha means goodbye." He also appeared in a This is SportsCenter ad in which he was introduced by ring announcer Michael Buffer, as if he were about to compete in a boxing match.
Beil was the sports director at KGO-TV, the ABC O&O in San Francisco. He is also a sports columnist for Yahoo! and hosts a Yahoo! webcast with former Seahawk Joe Nash called SportStream. Prior to his work at ESPN, he was sports anchor and reporter at KTVU Channel 2 in Oakland, and KGMB Channel 9 in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Larry rejoined ESPN on August 3, 2016 as a sportscaster on ESPN Sports Center.
- "MEET THE TEAM - Larry Beil". KGO-TV. Retrieved 13 November 2010.