Kate Fagan’s passion for the sport is unshakable. We all know her as a sports reporter who works for ESPN. What many people don’t know is that she was the best goal scorer in her high school in basketball.
From 1999 to 2004, Fagan played basketball for the University of Colorado women’s team. She also professionally played non-contact sports in Ireland before deciding to pursue her other passion – writing.
Since joining ESPN in January 2012, she has been working as a columnist and feature writer for espnW. While many of her stories have been published on ESPN.com and other ESPN Inc. media platforms.
In the same year, Fagan generated a lot of money after publishing her story in an ESPN column. 2 years later, Kate published a book that told the same story. She titled the book – “The Reappearing Act: Coming Out As a Gay in a College Basketball Team Led by Born-Again Christians”.
According to Kate, she had to tell her story because “…there weren’t really enough examples of younger children who could be athletes or want to work in the sports world and identify themselves as gay, lesbian (or) transgender…”.
Kate Fagan Wiki/Bio
Kate Fagan was born on 15 November 1981 in Warwick, Rhode Island. She attended Niskayuna High School in Schenectady, New York. Here she became one of the leading goal scorers in basketball.
The ESPN reporter also attended the University of Colorado Boulder, where she returned to basketball. Records show that she suffered a setback when she injured her foot as a freshman. Nevertheless, she proved to be one of the best scorers in the women’s team. She is said to have set a Big 12 Conference record by scoring 44 consecutive free throws during the 2002-03 season and long been a First Team Academic Big 12 performer.
Kate Fagan graduated from the University of Colorado in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications. She also played professional basketball for the Colorado Chill.
Kate’s father, Chris Fagan, was also a basketball player. He played professional basketball in Europe, gave it up and founded a financial investment company. Her mother, Kathy Fagan, reportedly worked as a sales representative for McGraw-Hill.
Kate Fagan ESPN
Before Kate Fagan joined ESPN, she took care of the Philadelphia 76s for “Philadelphia Inquirer”. Before that, she was a sports journalist for “The Glen Falls Post-Star” and a sports editor for “The Ellensburg Daily Record”.
In ESPN, Kate Fagan was praised for writing a handful of constructive pieces that circulated media platforms, generated social enthusiasm and stimulated meaningful discourse.
ESPN’s profile on Kate stressed that some of the writings included “an ESPN The Magazine story about U.S. Women’s National Team star Abby Wambach, a breaking-news interview with Derrick Gordon, the first openly gay player in NCAA Division I men’s basketball, and a pointed look at Madison Holleran, a University of Pennsylvania athlete who died by suicide.
Kate Fagan Partner/Husband
A lot of people are confused about who Kate Fagan’s partner is. Some even believe she is married to Peter Minter – an award-winning poet, editor, and scientist who teaches at the University of Sydney.
That is not the case. Peter Minter is married to another Kate Fagan – an Australian poet, musician and academic.
Usually, bloggers have missed facts between Kate Fagan (the ESPN reporter) and Kate Fagan (the poet). Sometimes her pictures are misused.
Let’s get the facts straight. Kate Fagan’s partner was Sue Hovey, former ESPN vice president, and editor-in-chief. Hovey worked at ESPN for 14 years but is now an independent writer and editor.
Sometimes in 2014, Fagan spoke in an interview about Sue. she was asked:
“You and your partner both work in sports journalism…(are there) any professional jealousy or conflict or it’s all nice, very stereotypical lesbian-like collaboration.”
Responding, she said:
“Sue started as a writer, but spent the bulk of her career as an editor, so we actually work quite well together on that front. She helped me shape and edit my memoir – we’re like a tag team. Just having a safe space where someone you trust can be honest with you about your words. It’s invaluable.”
Not long past, it turned up that the ESPN reporter was dating Kathryn Budig. Budig is a yoga teacher and it is believed that Kate and Kathryn fell in love in 2016.
Kate Fagan Body Measurements
Information about Kate Fagan’s body measurements is as confused as that of her relationship. What is obvious is that she is a few inches taller than 5 feet.