Sal Paolantonio

Sal Paolantonio is a national correspondent for ESPN. He primarily covers the National Football League for SportsCenter, Sunday NFL Countdown, NFL Live and Fantasy Football Now. He also hosts the long-running NFL Matchup show. Paolantonio has been a mainstay of ESPN’s NFL coverage since he joined the company in August 1995. Throughout the season, he offers team reports during the week and from stadium sites on NFL Sundays. A veteran of 25 Super Bowls, Paolantonio covered his hometown Eagles during Super Bowl LII, including the team’s championship parade in Philadelphia. He maintains extensive contacts throughout the league and has a regular presence at NFL Draft, owners meetings, and other important NFL events. A native of Queens, N.Y., Paolantonio graduated from the State University of New York at Oneonta in 1977 with a bachelor of arts degree in history. In 2013, the school honored him with the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters. He also received a master’s degree in journalism from New York University in 1980. Paolantonio served in the United States Navy (1979-83) as a surface warfare officer in the Pacific Fleet and was awarded the United Nations Meritorious Service Medal in 1981 for supervising the rescue of Vietnamese refugees in the South China Sea. He retired as a full lieutenant in 1983.
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“What Kind Of Mentor Could I Be To A Lieutenant Colonel In The United States Marine Corps?”

ESPN national correspondent and Navy veteran Sal Paolantonio answered his own question after Carlos Vallejo job-shadowed him during Philadelphia Eagles…