Molly Mcgrath is an American sports reporter who is best known as ESPN’s assistant reporter for college football and college basketball, a role she took on in 2016. Before joining ESPN in 2016, Molly worked for Fox Sports for three years between 2013 and 2016.
However, this is not her first job at ESPN, already in 2011 – her graduation year, she worked at ESPN as a production assistant. Her role at the time included recording play-by-plays of all sports events, writing shot sheets, and producing highlights for SportsCenter and other ESPN shows.
Upon her return to ESPN in 2016, Molly said;
“I am excited that my career will close when I return to the ESPN family. Over the past five years, I’ve worked very hard to enable myself to return to ESPN as an on-air commentator. This opportunity will continue to challenge me and take my career to the next level.”
ESPN’s lead coordinating producer Lee Fitting said about his new role;
“It’s great to welcome Molly back to ESPN. Versatility is one of her many strengths to be seen throughout the college soccer and basketball season. She immediately makes our college sports coverage better and we look forward to working with her for years to come.”
However, let’s take a detailed look at Molly’s background, her career development over the years and much more.
Molly McGrath Wiki/Age
Molly Anne McGrath was born on June 6, 1989, in San Francisco, California, and grew up in Burlingame, California. Her parents are Deborah and Michael McGrath. Molly has an older brother named Patrick who played college football at Princeton University.
Molly received her high school education at St. Ignatius College Preparatory, which she completed in 2007. Shortly thereafter, she enrolled at Boston College to study communications and radio journalism. She graduated with a BA in 2011.
During her studies, Molly was a cheerleader and captain for four years. Molly’s love of waving pomp, however, had no influence on her scientists, for every four years at college she received the Athletic Director’s Award for Academic Excellence.
In college, Molly also interviewed athletes and coaches for the school website BCEagles.com. The interviews would later prove useful in helping her get her first on-air job.
Molly McGrath Career, ESPN
Before graduating, Molly completed an internship at NBC Sports and New England Sports Network. She then spent 8 months at ESPN, Bristol, Connecticut as a production assistant.
In 2011, Boston Celtics hired her as a web reporter and in-area host. She was responsible for live in-area segments during the Celtics games, including half-time updates and player interviews. She wrote, edited, shot and released a daily updated video on Celtics.com.
From January 2012, she hosted Celtics Now for Comcast SportsNet New England. Molly’s work paved the way for her career advancement. After a year and a half of working for Comcast, her work attracted the attention of a Fox Sports Manager who contacted her via Facebook. In the summer of 2013, Molly was officially an update anchor at Fox Sports 1, Los Angeles.
Until 2014, her position as co-host was expanded when she joined Mike Hill to host the daily sports highlight show America’s Pregame. In addition, Molly was the side reporter for Fox NFL and the lead reporter for Fox College Football and Fox College Basketball.
After three years and two months with Fox, Molly was hired by ESPN as a side reporter and presenter. She officially started on July 2016.
Molly McGrath Salary
Molly has experienced a rapid rise in his journalistic career. Fast promotions like hers often bring with them a reasonable salary increase. Although her official salary was never published, there is no doubt that she is happy and content where she is. This we speculate from her 2016 caption to Instagram, which reads;
“You may not see it today or tomorrow, but one day you will look back and be absolutely perplexed and amazed at how every little thing has taken you to a wonderful place – or wherever you always wanted to be. You will be grateful that things have not gone as you once wished.”
These are clear words from a satisfied and fulfilled person.
It has been rumored that Molly was in a relationship with NHL player Alec Martinez between 2014 and 2015, but Celebily cannot confirm this. Unreliable websites have even gone far to claim that the two were engaged but separated due to infidelity. There are absolutely no facts to confirm this.
The rumors seemed to have started after the two were discovered together on the red ESPY carpet 2014 shown above.
There is also another picture of them together (below)…..
Maybe they have actually arranged to meet, but this is the underwater bridge now that Molly is engaged to another man…..
While we can’t track when the couple started dating, Max suggested it in June 2017.
Molly and Max’s Instagram pages are filled with sweet snapshots of themselves. They obviously look enchanted by each other. We have selected a few for you…..
Height: 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Body Measurement: 33-25-35
Weight: 62 Kg