Veteran NFL reporter Kimberley A. Martin is making the move to ESPN from Yahoo Sports.
According to a release from the network, Martin will officially begin at ESPN on March 9. She will cover the NFL throughout the year while writing for ESPN.com and contributing to the network’s NFL programming, such as NFL Live and Sunday NFL Countdown, in addition to SportsCenter.
Martin was with Yahoo as a senior NFL writer since 2018, writing columns, features, and profiles. In addition to covering the league as a reporter, she also hosted “Cover 3” with Michelle Gingras and Liz Losa, which essentially served as an all-female pregame show for Yahoo’s streaming telecast of Monday Night Football.
Sooo… I have some “news”:
I’ve absolutely loved working at @YahooSports the past two seasons. …But I’m VERY excited for my next chapter: NFL Reporter for ESPN, where I’ll contribute year-round to NFL shows, SportsCenter + more ?? https://t.co/b09j1vDBlB
— Kimberley A. Martin (@ByKimberleyA) February 27, 2020
ESPN’s announcement comes days after The Big Lead’s Bobby Burack reported that the network was showing interest in hiring Martin. The on-camera interviews she did for Yahoo should easily translate to conversations and profiles for ESPN, fitting right into the network’s style of coverage.
— Yahoo Sports NFL (@YahooSportsNFL) February 11, 2020
In addition to her stint with Yahoo, Martin has held several high-profile jobs covering the NFL. She followed the New York Jets for five seasons at Newsday before moving to the Buffalo News as a columnist. Martin then moved to the Washington Post for one of the best beat reporter gigs available, covering the Washington Redskins as a columnist for the 2017 season and through the 2018 offseason.
Congrats and welcome to @ByKimberleyA. The veteran NFL reporter is joining our @ESPNNFL team. She officially starts March 9 and will contribute to our year-round coverage. https://t.co/KkRBVpoafx pic.twitter.com/7rZoMbCrFM
— bill hofheimer (@bhofheimer_espn) February 27, 2020
“ESPN is a dream destination for a sports reporter,” Martin said in ESPN’s official release. “Working at a television network will allow me to provide insight on the game, its personalities and the big issues impacting the sport from a different angle.”