Jackie MacMullan

Columnist, ESPN

Jackie MacMullan is an ESPN analyst who spent nearly 20 years as a beat writer and columnist for the Boston Globe. She worked on Sports Illustrated’s staff from 1995-2000 and has written three books, including “When the Game Was Ours”, which chronicled the rivalry of Larry Bird and Earvin “Magic” Johnson. MacMullan was recently named the first female recipient of the Curt Gowdy Media Award, given by the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame for “outstanding career achievement in writing basketball.”

MacMullan is a cum laude graduate of the University of New Hampshire, where she played four years of basketball, leading the team in scoring as a sophomore, and serving as a team captain in her senior year. She was chosen as a recipient of both the Robert Perry Student-Athlete Award and the Dean Williamson Award, given to the student who “excels in scholarship, athletics and loyalty to the University.”