Front Row’s “Moving Ahead in the Action with…” series continues with the spotlight on veteran bureau producer Malinda Adams.
Adams, who joined ESPN in 2008, was among the first media members to arrive at the NBA’s Florida Campus at the Walt Disney World Resort in June. She’s played an integral role in ESPN’s coverage of the historic NBA Restart.
She has worked closely with Malika Andrews, who was ESPN’s first NBA reporter in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. In addition to Adams’ work with Andrews, she has also played a pivotal role in supporting The Jump host Rachel Nichols and the show’s crew. Adams has contributed content and news to virtually every ESPN platform covering the NBA Restart.
“Malinda’s extensive news background and commitment to getting a story right have been the difference-maker for our reporters on-site,” said Tim McHugh, ESPN senior coordinating producer. “There isn’t a single aspect of our production in Orlando that she hasn’t impacted and made better in the last few weeks.”
To provide a sense of just how hectic Adams’ days are at Disney, in the middle of this interview, she had to rush to New Orleans Pelicans’ practice to capture Zion Williamson’s return.
EDITOR’S NOTE: ESPN will provide comprehensive on-site game coverage of the historic NBA restart, including the production of 20 NBA Seeding Games and up to 44 NBA Playoffs games at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. ESPN’s game coverage tips off on Friday, July 31, and will include eight game telecasts in three days through Sunday, Aug. 2. Visit ESPN PressRoom for more details.