NFL Nation Reporter: Minnesota Vikings
Courtney Cronin is a national award-winning journalist who joined ESPN in August 2017 as the Minnesota Vikings reporter for NFL Nation. She delivers news, analysis and insight about the Vikings on ESPN.com and makes regular appearances on ESPN’s radio and television platforms, including SportsCenter and NFL Live, often while braving the elements during brutal Minnesota winters.
Prior to ESPN, Cronin worked as a multimedia sports reporter for the San Jose Mercury News. During her time in the Bay Area, Cronin covered the Warriors, Raiders, 49ers, Giants, A’s and Sharks, expanding her coverage across a multitude of platforms from the NBA Finals to Colin Kaepernick’s National Anthem protest. From 2013-16, she was a leading voice on football and basketball recruiting throughout the Southeast with The Clarion-Ledger (Miss.), where she also covered SEC football and high school sports as a reporter and editor.
A native of Glenview, Ill., Cronin graduated with degrees in journalism and Spanish from Indiana University. She is a member of the Associated Press Sports Editors (APSE) and the Association for Women in Sports Media (AWSM).