Dan Graziano Named National NFL Insider
Jordan Raanan Joins ESPN’s NFL Nation as Giants Reporter; Nick Wagoner Moves to 49ers
NFL Nation’s New York Giants reporter Dan Graziano has been named a National NFL Insider for ESPN. He will contribute to NFL Insiders, NFL Live, SportsCenter, ESPN Radio, ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine in his new national role. Graziano’s first official day was last Friday when he broke the story about Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell and the four-game suspension he faces for violating the NFL’s drug policy.
“Dan has been a strong reporter for us on so many platforms over the course of five years,” said Chad Millman, vice president and editorial director of domestic digital content. “He consistently breaks stories on a national level and has an understanding of what’s happening across the entire league. This new role benefits our NFL team and, most importantly, our readers and viewers.”
Graziano joined ESPN as an NFC East blogger in 2011. With the expansion of ESPN’s NFL Nation Network in 2013, Graziano focused on the Giants the past three seasons. He has also been a contributor to the weekday TV show NFL Insiders since its origination in 2013.
As Graziano turns his attention to covering more league-wide stories, Jordan Raanan has been hired as the new Giants reporter for ESPN’s NFL Nation. Most recently a Giants reporter for NJ Advance Media, Raanan brings to ESPN more than 10 years of experience. Additionally, after three seasons covering the St. Louis Rams for ESPN, NFL Nation reporter Nick Wagoner transitions to covering the San Francisco 49ers beat this week.
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New ESPN NFL analyst Matt Hasselbeck will make his first studio appearance on Wednesday’s NFL Live (3 p.m. ET, ESPN) alongside his brother and colleague, Tim Hasselbeck, who has been a studio analyst with ESPN since 2008. This fall, Hasselbeck will be part of the weekly Sunday NFL Countdown and Monday Night Countdown shows as well as a regular contributor to SportsCenter and NFL Live. An 18-year veteran of the NFL, he played quarterback for the Green Bay Packers (1998-2000), Seattle Seahawks (2001-10), Tennessee Titans (2011-12) and Indianapolis Colts (2013-15). Release.