Adam Schefter joined ESPN as an NFL Insider in August 2009 and appears on the new weekday show NFL Insiders as well as SportsCenter, NFL Live, Sunday NFL Countdown, Monday Night Countdown and other programs throughout the year. Additionally, he contributes regularly to other platforms, including ESPN.com and ESPN Radio.
Schefter has covered the NFL for over 20 years and is regarded as one of the top reporters in the industry. Before joining ESPN, Schefter was a reporter/analyst for NFL Network (2004-08) and a sportswriter for the Denver Post for 15 years, where he covered the Broncos.
In October 2010, Sports Illustrated included Schefter in its “Power 40+”, a listing of the NFL’s most influential officials, executives, coaches, players and media members. SI also ranked him (and senior NFL Insider Chris Mortensen) at No. 13 on its list of the Most Powerful People in Sports Media in March 2013. Schefter has been voted best Insider three straight years in USA Today fan surveys. He also has more than two million followers on Twitter.
In 2010, Schefter and Mortensen departed on separate cross-country road trips for ESPN that took them to all 32 NFL training camps in 19 days, logging more than 15,000 miles combined. Mortensen concentrated on teams in the West, while Schefter focused on the East.
A former president of the Pro Football Writers of America, Schefter has authored 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.
A graduate of the University of Michigan and Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, Schefter was the Colorado Sports Writer of the Year in 2002 and 2003. He also frequently appeared on ESPN’s Around the Horn and the Sports Reporters during his time with the Post. A native of Bellmore, N.Y., Schefter was recognized by the Nassau County (N.Y.) Sports Commission in 2012 with the organization’s Broadcast Media Award at its annual “Salute to Champions” dinner.