Adam Schefter joined ESPN as an NFL Insider in August 2009, and appears on SportsCenter, NFL Live, Sunday NFL Countdown, Monday Night Countdown and ESPNEWS throughout the year in addition to contributing regularly to other platforms, including ESPN.com and ESPN Radio. In 2010, Schefter and Senior NFL analyst Chris Mortensen departed on separate cross-country road trips that took the duo to all 32 NFL training camps in 19 days and logging more than 15,000 combined miles. Mortensen concentrated on teams in the West, while Schefter focused on the East.
For over 20 years, Schefter has covered the NFL and is regarded as one of the league’s top reporters in the industry. Before joining ESPN, Schefter was a reporter/analyst for NFL Network from 2004-08. Prior to joining NFL Network, Schefter was a sportswriter for the Denver Post where he covered the Broncos for 15 years.
He was named the Colorado Sports Writer of the Year in 2002 and 2003. During his days with the Post, Schefter also frequently appeared on ESPN’s Around the Horn and the Sports Reporters. Schefter grew up in Bellmore, NY, and is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.
He is the former president of the Pro Football Writers of America and the author of four books, including Romo: My Life on the Edge Living Dreams and Slaying Dragons about former Broncos linebacker Bill Romanowski which was on the New York Times bestseller list. Schefter also wrote books with former Broncos head coach and two-time Super Bowl champion Mike Shanahan and former Super Bowl MVP Terrell Davis. Schefter’s latest title, The Class of Football: Words of Hard-Earned Wisdom from Legends of the Gridiron, was released in August 2009.
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