Dwayne Bray joined ESPN in October 2006. He is a senior coordinating producer who oversees the ESPN Television Enterprise Reporting Unit, responsible for directing the network’s studio enterprise/investigative team of journalists who produce long-form pieces on issues facing athletes, coaches, teams and leagues. Previously, Bray served as ESPN’s on-site news editor for events including Monday Night Football, the NBA on ESPN and ABC, college football and basketball games, and soccer.
Prior to joining ESPN, Bray was assistant sports editor (2000-04), sports editor (2004-05), and deputy managing editor (2005-06) of the Dallas Morning News, police reporter (1989-1993), assistant metro editor (1995-97) and sports editor (1997-2000) of the Dayton Daily News, courts reporter for the Los Angeles Times (1993-95), and staff reporter (1988) for the Medina (Ohio) Gazette.
A native of East Cleveland, Ohio, Bray is a graduate of the Ohio State University (1993 with a Masters in journalism), and Cleveland State University (1988 with a bachelor of arts in communications).
He was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize as a writer/reporter (1990, 1991, 1998), and was a finalist for the Livingston Award as the nation’s best young journalist (1998). At ESPN, Bray has led coverage that has won multiple Edward R. Murrow Awards, including for investigative reporting for coverage of human trafficking at the World Cup, and the Alfred. I duPont-Columbia University Award for challenges facing children who play football.