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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.
February 6, 2020
XFL Telecasts On ESPN, ABC Present Open Playbook For Producer
As new football league kicks off this weekend, unique visual, audio access present a "blank canvas" for storyteller Cohen.
January 31, 2020
Adam Schefter On ESPN’s NFL Researcher Evan Kaplan: ” . . . We Can’t Do Our Jobs Without Him.”
As ESPN's Super Bowl LIV coverage unfolds this week, meet the NFL production team's answer man.
December 27, 2019
See Sunday NFL Countdown From A Steadicam Operator’s Perspective
Shadeed Sharpe lives his dream every Sunday, roaming the set and relaying live video from the best vantage point in…
December 23, 2019
How Did Chris Berman Select The Best 50 Plays In NFL History?
Watch the results of his "labor of love" when he reveals the top five plays of all-time tonight on Monday…
December 9, 2019
Here’s Why Philly’s Special To ESPN’s Suzy Kolber
Recently inducted into Philadelphia's Sports Hall Of Fame, the Monday Night Countdown host shares hometown memories before Giants at Eagles…
September 16, 2019
Hear Keith Jackson Introduce The Very First Monday Night Football Game
Here are classic photos and sounds from the 1970 kickoff of the series on ABC to enjoy before the rematch…
March 8, 2019
NFL Front Office Insider Bill Polian Retires From ESPN
After seven years as an NFL Front Office Insider, Hall of Famer Bill Polian is retiring from ESPN.
December 17, 2018
In it for the long haul: The Athletic profiles Monday Night Football
The Athletic's Lindsay Jones takes you behind-the-scenes of ESPN's Monday Night Football crew.
December 12, 2018
Preview ESPN’s Super Bowl LIII ATL set location
We're just 53 days away from Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta. Go behind the scenes of ESPN’s planned set location…
October 1, 2018
Familiar Perspective: Beisner-Buck Profiles A Broncos Cheerleader
For Monday Night Countdown (6 p.m. ET, ESPN2), Michelle Beisner-Buck profiles a member of the Denver Broncos cheerleaders; the reporter…
September 24, 2018
Seems Like Old Times: Ex-Buc Booger McFarland Calls First MNF Game in Tampa
MNF field analyst Booger McFarland reflects on returning to Tampa, where he became an NFL star for the Buccaneers, Tony…
April 24, 2018
Meet an ESPN NFL Draft air traffic controller
As a technical director, Dean Ellington connects "a big puzzle, with very expensive pieces." Learn how he helps assemble it…
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March 1, 2018
Alls Wells in Indy for ESPN’s Colts Reporter
ESPN Colts reporter Mike Wells is one of more than two dozen ESPN NFL reporters and insiders covering the NFL…
January 29, 2018
Super Bowl LII, welcome from ESPN’s people of the Bold North
ESPN employees who live in Minnesota relish the chance to cover the NFL, share state's virtues.
September 25, 2017
Colleagues salute WICT “Woman To Watch” honoree, ESPN’s Tina Thornton
ESPN salutes VP Tina Thornton, honored today by Women in Cable Telecommunications as a "Woman To Watch." Several of her…