Molly Mita

I am the senior publicist for news content, working on Outside The Lines and SportsCenter. I grew up in Philadelphia so I learned at a young age to love the Eagles, cheesesteaks “wit wiz," and the Rocky movies. I graduated from Loyola University Maryland with a degree in communications before entering into the sports television world at The NFL Today Show on CBS and Sunday Night Football on NBC. I later took my love for football to the NFL with the Detroit Lions and The Baltimore Ravens. I patiently waited 23 years for an Eagles Super Bowl championship; although I am still waiting, The 2012 Baltimore Ravens gave me both a championship and a Super Bowl ring! The Eagles will always be my team but the Ravens forever have a place in my heart (and on my right-hand ring finger). I am so excited to continue my journey at ESPN with the best people in the business!
Journalism Showcase

Cautious approach, human touch: ESPN writers on mental health in sports profiles

Although writing on similar topics, ESPN writers Molly Knight and Liz Merrill had to take slightly different approaches on a…
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Text Football: Reporters Exchange Messages On ESPN The Mag Goff-Mahomes Cover Stories

Seth Wickersham and Tim Keown exchange text messages about their respective cover stories featured in the latest dual-cover issue of…
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E:60’s “Hailey’s Hand” is pitch perfect

Young Hailey Dawson, from Henderson, Nev., is featured on this week's E:60, where the incredible story of her robotic hand…
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“Tyler’s strength, his faith, his fandom and his sense of humor are all remarkable.”

College GameDay's (Saturday, 9 a.m. ET, ESPN) Tom Rinaldi discusses his reporting on Purdue fan Tyler Trent's battle with cancer.
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ESPN’s Shelley Smith is a teacher, a reporter and so much more

Versatile reporter Shelley Smith recently returned to ESPN after a two-month hiatus. Between covering the NFL and teaching at USC,…
Boxing

Why Toni Collins Brings A “Massive Brick” To A Fight: Canelo-GGG 2 “Must-Haves”

Before reporting for a SportsCenter special live from Las Vegas (tonight, 7 ET, ESPN), Collins shares what keeps her ready…
SportsCenter

What’s It Like To Spend A Night On SportsCenter With SVP?

The Hartford Courant asks: "How has Scott Van Pelt become one of television’s most universally likable personalities?" This profile provides…
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Keeping McCullough story secret was key for Spain’s riveting, incredible E:60 piece

How did Sarah Spain tell the story of Chiefs RB coach Deland McCullough's journey to find out who his biological…
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” . . . We tried to stay out of the way and let the Sullivan family tell the story of what happened”

E:60 producer explains his approach on profile of a Notre Dame student who died filming football practice in 2010.
Announcements

Jen Lada Signs New Deal, Makes Get Up Debut Today

ESPN reporter/host Jen Lada has signed a new multi-year deal to remain with the network.
ESPN The Magazine

“I didn’t write about this in the story, but I found it on a wall in the locker room of his former high school”

Seth Wickersham takes readers inside his ESPN The Magazine cover story on OBJ.
ESPN History

CableFax Magazine names 10 ESPN Leaders To Its 2018 Most Influential Minorities List

They are among the honorees named in advance of the media industry magazine's Diversity issue to be published Oct. 15.
ESPN Technology

ESPN’s BottomLine Will Have New Look Come Monday

Preview the next phase of ESPN's innovative, pacesetting news and info ticker and learn the reasons behind the evolution.
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Buster Olney Discovers the Root of Who Baseball Star Mike Trout Is

Angels’ outfielder Mike Trout is arguably the greatest player in baseball but fans rarely hear from him. However, the All-Star…
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E:60 Investigative Reporter Tisha Thompson No Stranger to Murder-for-Hire Stories

On Sunday’s E:60 “Dead Man Walking,” investigative reporter Tisha Thompson tells the story of a boxing trainer, the woman who…