Dwayne Bray joined ESPN in October 2006. He is a senior coordinating producer who oversees investigative-and-enterprise reporting for the network’s television operation. Bray previously served as ESPN’s on-site news editor for events including Monday Night Football, the NBA, college football and NCAA basketball.
Prior to joining ESPN, Bray was a sports editor and a metro editor at the Dallas Morning News (2000-2006); a police reporter, sports editor and assistant metro editor at the Dayton Daily News (1989-1993, ‘95-2000); a courts reporter at the Los Angeles Times (1993-1995); and, a staff reporter at the Medina (Ohio) Gazette (1988-1989). A native of East Cleveland, Ohio, Bray is a graduate of the Ohio State University (received a master’s degree in journalism) and Cleveland State University (bachelor’s degree in communication).
As a reporter, Bray was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize three times. At ESPN, Bray’s investigative unit has won the Edward R. Murrow Award for coverage of human trafficking, the Alfred. I duPont Award for coverage of youth-football safety and corruption issues, the Peabody Award for coverage of football brain injuries, and the New York Festivals World’s Best TV & Film Grand Award for coverage of the use of the N word in sports.