ESPN extends contract for sideline reporter on Saturday night primetime games
ESPN on Wednesday announced a series of broadcasting plans for play-by-play, analysts and sideline reporters.
The company announced that Molly McGrath was signed to a multi-year contract extension, and she will return to the sidelines as part of the broadcasting team alongside Sean McDonough and Todd Blackledge for the fourth year.
McGrath joined ESPN in July 2016, and works as a sideline reporter for ESPN/ABC Saturday college football games, as well as college basketball.
On social media, McGrath wrote, “Lucky to do what I love!! So grateful for my ESPN family.”
ESPN has signed ABC/ESPN reporter @MollyAMcGrath to a multi-year contract extension, keeping her on ESPN’s college sports coverage for years to come
— ESPN PR (@ESPNPR) August 10, 2022
Here’s a portion of her bio from ESPN:
McGrath, who worked as a production assistant at ESPN in 2011, returns after serving as a sideline reporter and host for college sports and the NFL with Fox Sports. Prior to her time at Fox Sports, she worked for the Boston Celtics as a web and in-arena reporter at the TD Garden while also hosting Celtics Now on Comcast SportsNet New England in 2012 and 2013. She also completed internships with NESN and WHDH-TV in Boston.
McGrath graduated from Boston College in 2011, where she received the Athletic Director’s Award for Academic Excellence. She resides in Seattle with her husband and son.