Heather Dinich

College Football Playoff ESPN.com Senior Writer/Studio Analyst

Heather Dinich joined ESPN in 2007 as a college football reporter for ESPN.com, and now covers the College Football Playoff as a senior writer on ESPN.com and as a studio analyst. She is a regular contributor on ESPN GameDay radio, SportsCenter and the Championship Drive podcast throughout the season. Dinich will also serve as an analyst on Championship Drive:Who’s In for the third consecutive season, alongside Butch Davis, Mark May, Jonathan Vilma and host Chris Cotter.

Dinich previously worked for the Baltimore Sun as a sports reporter, mainly covering University of Maryland athletics. She was also an All-America Committee member in 2009 for The Football Writers Association of America.

Dinich graduated from Indiana University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. She is a member of the Association for Women in Sports Media (AWSM) and a professional mentor for the University of Maryland. She is the mother of three boys.

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