Jackie MacMullan has announced her retirement from ESPN at the end of the month after joining the network back in 2010.



What’s Happening:

  • Jackie MacMullan has announced her retirement from ESPN at the end of the month, August 31.
  • MacMullan joined ESPN in 2010 as a senior writer with her work being featured on nearly every ESPN platform including SportsCenter, ESPN.com, Outside The Lines, and The Jump. She has also appeared nearly 900 times on ESPN’s Around The Horn.
  • MacMullan became the first woman to receive the Curt Gowdy Media Award from the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 2010. She was also the first woman to receive the PEN/ESPN Lifetime Achievement Award for Literary Sports Writing.
  • She has earned multiple awards from the Associated Press for her investigative reporting and feature writing.
  • MacMullan has covered a variety of events including the 1986 World Series, the 1987 Stanley Cup Finals, and the 1988 Olympic Games, including many Final Four tournaments and NBA Finals events.
  • ESPN viewers can see MacMullan today, Wednesday, August 18, on ESPN’s The Jump at 3:00 pm ET with her final appearance scheduled for Tuesday, August 31 on ESPN’s Around The Horn at 5:00 pm ET.
(ESPN/Joe Faraoni)

(ESPN/Joe Faraoni)

What They’re Saying:

  • Jackie MacMullan: “I feel fortunate to have collaborated with so many incredibly talented people during my 10-plus years at ESPN. Sometimes you just know when you’re ready to dial it back, and this is the right time for me. I’m grateful for the memories, but especially for the friends I’ve made along the way. Thank you to my ESPN colleagues for all of your support.”
  • Cristina Daglas, ESPN senior deputy editor: “Jackie is a trailblazer not because she was one of the first women covering sports or the NBA. Rather, Jackie is a trailblazer because people talked about her without mentioning sex or gender. It was about the work, an incredible catalogue of work, that has appeared on every ESPN platform. Simply put, Jackie is one of the greatest journalists ESPN has ever seen. And she did it all while providing mentorship to both editors and writers, ensuring whether she meant to or not, that pieces of her will remain here long after she exits.”
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