Sports Business Reporter, ESPN
Sports business reporter Darren Rovell returned to ESPN August 6, 2012 in a multi-platform role — television, digital and ESPN Radio — and also as an ABC News contributor.
Rovell served as sports business writer for ESPN.com from 2000-06, and reported for ESPN’s flagship, SportsCenter; its investigative show, Outside the Lines; and had weekly segments on ESPNEWS.
Rovell had been CNBC’s sports business reporter since 2006, including hosting CNBC SportsBiz: Game On, a sports business show on the NBC Sports Network.
Rovell’s reports — including news and analysis of player contracts, endorsements, merchandise sales and memorabilia, among other sports business topics – are seen, heard and read across ESPN platforms. He is frequently found on Twitter — @darrenrovell — being named No. 1 on Athlon Sports’ top 100 Twitter Accounts Every Sports Fan Should Follow in November 2011, and among Mashable’s Ten Must-Follow Accounts for Sports Fans in January 2012. He is based in New York, but frequently reports from ESPN’s Bristol, Conn. headquarters.
In addition to his role at ESPN, Rovell provides his unique take on some of the most interesting business stories for ABC News. He contributes to various ABC News broadcasts and platforms including Good Morning America, World News with Diane Sawyer and Nightline.
Rovell graduated Cum Laude from Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. He is the author of First In Thirst: How Gatorade Turned The Science of Sweat Into A Cultural Phenomenon, and On the Ball: What You Can Learn About Business From America’s Sports Leaders, co-written with David Carter.