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
“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.”