espnW has signed reporter and columnist Jane McManus, one of espnW.com’s original contributors, to a multiyear extension, building upon the brand’s commitment to high-quality reporting and informed analysis and commentary with a distinct perspective.
McManus will continue as a primary voice for espnW on multiple ESPN platforms including espnW.com, ESPN television and ESPN Radio. In addition, she will still contribute to ESPN.com and ESPNNewYork.com as an NFL reporter.
“Jane is a proven journalist who has provided espnW.com with consistently nuanced reporting since the site’s inception,” said Alison Overholt, editor-in-chief, espnW. “To that foundation, she has now added strengths as a powerful columnist and voice through her writing on the site and across social, as well as in her appearances on TV and radio, epitomizing what we look to consistently do here at espnW: serve women who love sports, with engaging and unique takes, across all of our platforms.”
“Seeing espnW grow from a blog to a platform that delves into the deeper meaning of the games we play has been incredibly gratifying,” said McManus. “Working at ESPN, I’ve had the chance to work with great editors, and I’m indebted to colleagues like Sarah Spain and Kate Fagan, who challenge me to get under the surface and do more reporting. I can’t wait to see how, as a group, we expand the conversations.”
McManus has written for espnW since the site’s inception in 2010. She has covered key events like the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament, the NFL Draft, the Super Bowl and the US Open, as well as offered expert commentary on issues like legal cases like former NFL star Lawrence Taylor’s statutory rape case, gender equity and homophobia in sports. She has been at the forefront of the domestic violence in sports conversation, reporting extensively and providing analysis on cases involving high-profile athletes Ray Rice, Hope Solo and Greg Hardy.
McManus has covered sports and the New York Jets since 1998. Her work has appeared in Newsday, USA Today, The Journal News and The New York Times.
espnW’s roster of voices includes host and analyst Julie Foudy, writers Kate Fagan and Sarah Spain, former ESPN The Magazine writer Allison Glock and veteran reporters Graham Hays, Melissa Isaacson, Michelle Smith and Mechelle Voepel.
espnW serves women who love sports. espnW.com provides an engaging environment that offers total access to female athletes and the sports they play, takes fans inside the biggest events, and shares a unique point of view on the sports stories that matter most to women. Founded in July 2010, espnW lives across digital, television, films, events, educational platforms and social media. The annual espnW: Women + Sports Summit is the leading event of its kind in the sports industry.
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