My parents instilled within me a love for the game at an early age. They named me after my grandmother’s favorite Twins player, took me to my first football game when I was five weeks old, blasted the Minnesota rouser from ’70s-style speakers and used athletes’ names like “Lombardozzi” when teaching me how to talk. By the time I joined ESPN in 2008, I had a sports fan’s passion and a competitor’s heart. I started my career in Operations where it was my good fortune to work among ESPN’s Monday Night Football family. After three seasons, I moved to the Communications department where I focus on NFL coverage. I am a loyal Twins fan and University of Minnesota alumna.
As the final Trump-Clinton debate unfolded, FiveThirtyEight recorded its 50th live blog of this campaign season. Later, EIC Nate Silver transitioned from his offices to CBS' "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" to provide live, post-debate analysis.