TV Report: Wambach joins ESPN

ESPN has hired retired women's star Abby Wambach to serve as an analyst and contributor, beginning this summer with Euro 2016 and the Rio Olympics. Under the terms of the multi-year agreement, she will also contribute to ESPN Films and ESPN’s news programs E:60 and Outside the Lines.

Later in May, she will launch a bi-weekly ESPN Audio podcast, Fearless Conversation with Abby Wambach, featuring interviews with notable personalities.
 
“My soccer career has provided me with a lot of different experiences that brings more than Xs and Os to the table,” said Wambach. “I’m excited to join ESPN and to have the opportunity to tell stories that transcend soccer.”
 
Wambach, winner of one Women's World Cup title and two Olympic gold medals and the all-time leading scorer with 184 international goals, has been outspoken on such issues as pay equity, player safety, gender discrimination and LGBT rights.

“Abby is an original talent who can speak to a variety of topics,” said Andy Tennant, executive producer, E:60 and Outside The Lines. “She will be an engaging voice that will be valuable across multiple ESPN platforms.”
7 comments about "TV Report: Wambach joins ESPN".
  1. David V, May 5, 2016 at 7:51 a.m.

    Bravo to good ole' Andy Tennant and ESPN... I guess they also now have an expert on Drunk Driving and those that endanger the lives of others when behind the wheel. Great to associate that with ESPN, eh? Recall she said it was all on her... it was all about letting herself down for her high standards about herself, not about an apology to the people of Portland for endangering them and breaking the law. Well... maybe we can just let all that go under the radar and parade her around during the ESPN broadcasts for the Euros... I'm gagging now and will look for another channel to watch the games on if she is commentating...hopefully she can't speak Spanish, because I think that's where I'll have to go not to hear her.

    Good Hire, ESPN! Andy, what in the world are you thinking???

  2. David V, May 5, 2016 at 7:54 a.m.

    Tell the transcendent story of how to avoid drunk driving charges in your neighborhood

  3. David V, May 5, 2016 at 7:55 a.m.

    I really did make one major mistake in my comments, at the top of the list, the first comment/response you have been a single word: BOO!!!!!!

  4. Raymond Weigand, May 6, 2016 at 7:21 p.m.

    Hah! Who would have guessed that Disney and ESPN were such risk takers.

  5. David V, May 14, 2016 at 9:49 a.m.

    Remember Hope Solo, while accused for a crime was drug all through the media... Good Morning America and all that, having to tell her side of the story? I'd like to have GMA (another ABC/Disney/ESPN connection here) invite Abby to tell her side of the story regarding running through red lights during a drunken stupor and have her explain the process of being arrested and pleading guilty to the crime.

  6. David V, June 11, 2016 at 12:52 p.m.

    Oh, OK... ESPN doesn't care about drunk drivers (who debuted today on ESPN Euro show)... no one else cares... drunk driving and running red lights must be something OK

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