Coley Harvey

Coley Harvey

General Assignment Bureau Reporter

Coley Harvey is a general assignment bureau reporter for ESPN. Based in New York, he appears on SportsCenter and other ESPN platforms.

Now in his second stint with ESPN, Harvey previously worked for ESPN for six years from 2013-2019, covering the Cincinnati Bengals and New York Yankees among other responsibilities. He returned in October of 2021 as a bureau reporter, doing news pieces for the 6 p.m. edition of SportsCenter, writing for and other ESPN digital platforms and reporting on breaking news.

He originally joined in September 2013 as a reporter with the inaugural NFL Nation team and covered the Bengals for three seasons. In addition to writing about the Bengals, Harvey served as a regular host on the “NFL Nation TV Spreecast,” an interactive, live-video weekly web show that discussed league-wide news while tapping into the company’s extensive network of NFL reporters and insiders. He also appeared on several ESPN Radio podcasts, as well as SportsCenter, NFL Live, NFL Insiders and Sunday NFL Countdown.

Harvey has also worked on projects outside of the NFL for ESPN. In June 2016, he was part of SportsCenter’s coverage of the death of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali. He served as an on-site reporter, spending the entire week working in Ali’s hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. Harvey was on the ground for ESPN the day after Ali’s passing until after the memorial services that celebrated the fighter’s life. He also covered the sports connections of the 2017 mass shooting in Las Vegas

In early January of 2023, Harvey reported for ESPN from the hospital in Cincinnati where Buffalo Bills player Damar Hamlin recovered after suffering cardiac arrest during a game against the Bengals on ESPN Monday Night Football. In July 2015, Harvey was part of SportsCenter’s coverage of the 2015 Major League Baseball All-Star Game in Cincinnati, serving as an on-site reporter.

During his time away from ESPN, Harvey was an on-air personality for FOX Sports and the Big Ten Network, working as a sideline reporter on college football and Major League Baseball broadcasts. He also hosted studio shows for BTN.

Prior to ESPN, Harvey served as the Florida State beat reporter for the Orlando Sentinel (2011-13). Before that, he spent nearly four years as the Georgia Tech beat reporter for The Macon (Ga.) Telegraph. At both newspapers, he primarily covered football, while also reporting on men’s basketball and baseball.

In 2010 he was a recipient of an Associated Press Sports Editors award.

An Atlanta native, Harvey is a graduate of Northwestern University.


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