Holly Rowe’s 20-plus year career has illustrated her versatility, knowledge and passion for sports.
From college football to beach volleyball and everything in between, the veteran reporter has been a constant for fan bases nation- and worldwide. This college basketball season, she adds another role to her ever-growing roster of events as the new Saturday Primetime reporter for men’s college basketball, working alongside Dan Shulman and Jay Bilas .
“I am not sure if I am getting the opportunity to join this crew because I, too, have been follicly challenged … it makes sense,” joked Rowe, a cancer survivor. “In all seriousness, I am thrilled to be a small part of this crew, and I look forward to learning from Jay and Dan. [Producer] Jeff Dufine and [director] Doug Holmes are some of the best in our company. This crew is seamless, smart and hilarious. Can’t wait to see more teams, share more stories and contribute in any way to our college basketball landscape.”
Rowe, fresh off duties from Monday’s National Championship game for ESPN Audio, will continue working men’s Big Monday matchups throughout the season, as well as women’s Thursday Showcase games.
“Holly brings a joy and tireless effort to every production she is assigned to,” said David Ceisler, ESPN senior coordinating producer. “Through her valuable and trusted relationships she has developed with coaches and programs, she will uncover unique nuggets and add increased storytelling to the broadcast.”
In 2019 alone, Holly worked more than 80 games across college football, men’s and women’s college basketball, gymnastics, beach and indoor volleyball, softball and the WNBA. Her dedication is matched by her spirited approach to everything she does, as she always finds ways to keep others motivated through her own struggles and perseverance as she battles cancer.
Holly’s first Saturday Primetime assignment will be this weekend, as she heads to Durham for No. 11 Louisville at No. 3 Duke (6 p.m. ET, ESPN).