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Name a major moment in sports and ESPN’s longest-tenured reporter, Mark Schwarz, has likely covered it

After recently signing a new, multi-year contract, he talks about serving fans, his love of storytelling, and tense moments with newsmakers

ESPN’s longest tenured reporter Mark Schwarz joined the network in July 1990. In nearly 30 years of journalistic excellence, Schwarz seen it all.

After recently signing a new, multi-year contract, Schwarz took time to reflect on three decades of covering the biggest names and stories in sports while also sharing his excitement for what’s to come.


There have been quite a few, but these stand out to Schwarz.


Schwarz takes his job of serving the fan at home seriously and sometimes that means asking tough questions that not everyone is going to like.


There’s a reason Schwarz has stuck around for 29 years and plans to be with ESPN for years to come. Hint: Storytelling drives him.

Shelby L. Lacy and Molly Mita produced the videos.

– Molly Mita

1. On Mar. 16 at 8:30 pm, Paul George and the Oklahoma City Thunder host Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors for this season’s final NBA Saturday Primetime on ABC matchup.

2. Kobe Bryant’s Detail returns for a new season exclusively on ESPN+ with 15 new episodes including NBA playoffs, WNBA and Women’s College Basketball.

3. ESPN’s Tournament Challenge Marathon is back for the third straight year, with 25 consecutive hours of men’s and women’s college basketball analysis, bracket advice and more, beginning at 6 p.m. ET on Monday, March 18 and ending on Tuesday, March 19, at 7 p.m. across all ESPN networks.

4. On Monday, March 18, at 7 p.m. Maria Taylor, Rebecca Lobo and Andy Landers will unveil the women’s college basketball championship teams during a one-hour special, discussing the matchups, regions and overall bracket.

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