As of today, Monday, Aug. 3, there’s a new voice as host of ESPN Daily, the weekday morning podcast from ESPN Audio.
Pablo Torre, an ESPN writer and reporter since 2012 who co-hosted High Noon; has frequently appeared on Around the Horn, Highly Questionable, Outside the Lines and other shows; and contributed to ESPN Daily; takes the mantle from Mina Kimes. She has hosted the podcast since its October 2019 launch and now appears on NFL Live and hosts her football podcast, The Mina Kimes Show featuring Lenny. She also will contribute to ESPN Daily.
“Some workflow will change, as Pablo is based in New York and Mina in Los Angeles, but Pablo and the entire team are committed to the same high-quality, storytelling mission we launched with Mina last October,” says Andy Tennant, senior coordinating producer. “We’re fortunate to fill Mina’s shoes with someone with her strengths — Pablo is bright, inquisitive, engaging and able to convey a narrative. As things progress and Pablo ‘finds his voice,’ ESPN Daily will no doubt evolve, as it has so well for the past eight months.”
Torre agrees that while he does not intend to disrupt Daily’s winning formula, there surely will be changes in time.
“This company has unmatched depth in its journalistic resources,” he adds.”I’m privileged to be joining an established team of creative producers, reporters, and analysts. As much as I respect what we have, I also look forward to putting my own mark on the show. Also, I’m grateful that we have actual live sports to discuss!
“The way I see it, to use an analogy, I want ESPN Daily to be both nutritious and delicious,” Torre continued. “It will be good for you with information, insights, and analysis, but it will also at times be a tasty treat to enjoy.”
Sounds like a winning recipe.
🚨 My first full week hosting #ESPNDaily starts with Special Bubble Correspondent @JJ_Redick, who gets super candid about Zion; the rap lyrics he wrote in college (!!!); playing in front of virtual fans; NBA activism; and, yes, becoming a meme… 🚨🎧 https://t.co/TVYn0wOJMI pic.twitter.com/yQ5KBOxZ0n
— Pablo S. Torre (@PabloTorre) August 3, 2020