Dawn Davenport

College Football Reporter

Dawn Davenport joined ESPN at the start of the 2013 college football season as a reporter on the ESPNU Saturday Prime Time game with Clay Matvick and Matt Stinchcomb, and currently serves as a sideline reporter for ESPN and SEC Network.

In addition to her sideline duties, Davenport is Nashville’s first full-time female sports radio personality on 104.5 The Zone.  She previously worked as a morning show anchor for WKRN-ABC in Nashville, Tenn. for nearly ten years. Prior to joining the three-hour morning news show, Davenport was an award-winning weekend sports anchor and reporter for the station.

Davenport started her career at WWAY-ABC Wilmington, N.C., and then at WRIC-ABC in Richmond, Va., where she was a part of a sports department that twice won the AP Award for Best Year-Round Sports Coverage. She also worked events for the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) and CSS Sports, Atlanta.

Born in Plano, Texas, Davenport was raised in Atlanta. An honors graduate from Auburn University in December 2002, she earned a degree in mass communications/radio, television, film. Davenport was a three-year letterwinner and a two-time SEC Academic All-American member on the volleyball team.

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