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Investigative Journalism
Sports Journalism

Sportswriter & Emmy Award-Winning Television Reporter
New York Times Bestselling Author

One of ESPN’s preeminent journalists, Jeremy Schaap has been with the company since 1994. He is the co-host of E:60, the network’s flagship magazine show, and a host of Outside the Lines, its flagship journalism show. Additionally, Schaap is the host of the award-winning weekly radio show and podcast The Sporting Life.

In 2015, Schaap won the prestigious Robert F. Kennedy Award for reporting on human rights and social justice issues, a first for ESPN. The RFK Center honored Schaap for his story exposing the plight of migrant laborers in Qatar.

Schaap has also won two national Edward R. Murrow Awards, two National Headliner Awards, a Peabody Award and 12 national Sports Emmy Awards. He is the author of Cinderella Man: James J. Braddock, Max Baer and the Greatest Upset in Boxing History, a New York Times bestseller, and Triumph: The Untold Story of Jesse Owens and Hitler’s Olympics.

Also in 2015, Schaap was nominated for a national News and Documentary Emmy Award—a first for ESPN—for an E:60 profile of a survivor of extreme domestic violence.

Born in New York City in 1969, Schaap is a 1991 graduate of Cornell University. He currently calls Connecticut home.


Against the gritty backdrop of Depression-era New York, Schaap paints a vivid picture of the fight world in its golden age, evoking a time when boxing resonated with a country trying desperately to get back on its feet. Read more.

With his incisive reporting and rich storytelling, Schaap reveals what really happened over those tense, exhilarating weeks at the 1936 Olympics, in a nuanced and riveting work of sports history. Read more.

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Jeremy Schaap: Upsets, Doping, Triumphs, And The Importance Of Sports

Jeremy Schaap is interviewed by Peter Attia on his podcast where they delve into a conversation about his elaborate career as a sports journalist and the power that the platform of sports has for discussions far beyond the game.