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!
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Schaap Tells The Tale of Tony Mandarich On Eve Of NFL Draft

Jeremy Schaap says that Tony Mandarich's story is so fascinating, he conducted the longest interview of his 25-year tenure at…
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“It’s very exciting to have the face of hockey be involved in a project like this.”

Wayne Gretzky narrates E:60's "Forever Broncos," exploring the Canadian junior hockey bus tragedy. A producer discusses the feature.
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E:60 Reporter Tisha Thompson Says Being A Parent Helped Her Connect With UFC’s Michelle Waterson and Her Daughter

Thompson: "That’s what I love about this story - it flips so many stereotypes."
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Name a major moment in sports and ESPN’s longest-tenured reporter, Mark Schwarz, has likely covered it

After recently signing a new, multi-year contract, he talks about serving fans, his love of storytelling, and tense moments with…
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E:60 Goes To Turkey To Tell Enes Kanter’s Story

ESPN producer on Kanter: "He is widely held up as a human rights defender in America, but in Turkey, no…
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“We waited for her at the entrance of the hospital, with our camera rolling. We filmed her wheeling in the donor heart.”

An E:60 producer previews "All Heart," (Sunday, 9 a.m. ET, ESPN) the extraordinary story of NFL great Matt Millen's journey…
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ESPN’S RISE Team: Here’s Why George Grande, Circa ’79, Is Appearing On Your Plasma TV Screens, Phones And Tablets

An ESPN producer: "What is remarkable about the very first SportsCenter is that an expectation was set through Grande’s opening…
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Towering Achievement: E:60 Explores Daring, Oscar-Nominated Doc “Free Solo”

E:60 (Sunday, Feb. 24, 9 a.m. ET, ESPN) takes viewers inside the creation of the acclaimed film. What inspired this…
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Who Is Behind The Illustrations Of E:60’s “Tell Me A Story” Segments?

Leon Belt's drawings "make a story more fun and easier to understand. He’s able to make a far-fetched story more…
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Sadly, Parkland familiar ground for E:60 senior producer Khodabakhshian

E:60 followed the Stoneman Douglas HS football team during its first season after the Parkland, Fla., shootings. Producer Martin Khodabakhshian…
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“I’d be lying if I said it isn’t cool to have an NFL player and future Hall of Famer track a piece you’ve written”

Reporter Jen Lada previews "The Brotherhood," her "Postseason NFL Countdown" (Sunday, 10 a.m. ET, ESPN) feature narrated by Drew Brees…
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Russini sees Pro Bowl assignment as opportunity to build on relationships

While the season can be hectic, NFL reporter Dianna Russini views the Pro Bowl as an opportunity to connect with…
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“. . . I Can’t Wait To Share The Stories And Background Of This Sport With A New Audience”

ESPN.com’s Brett Okamoto discusses covering MMA ahead of the debut of UFC Fight Night on ESPN+ and names the ESPN…
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Huddle up: Go inside the storytelling featured on Postseason NFL Countdown this weekend

ESPN's reporters, analysts and producers tackle the NFL divisional playoffs with interesting angles on Brees, Foles, Donald, Goff and more.
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Drehs Seeks Out The Wisdom of (Larry) Wisdom to Nail Nagy Story

Larry Wisdom was once Matt Nagy’s boss at a construction company. But as Wayne Drehs reveals in his profile of…
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