NFL Nation Reporter: Carolina Panthers
David Newton has been ESPN’s Carolina Panthers reporter since 2013. He joined ESPN in 2006 as the lead reporter for ESPN.com’s NASCAR coverage. He has also contributed to ESPN’s SportsCenter, NFL Live and Sunday NFL Countdown as well as ESPN’s NASCAR Now.
Newton began covering the NFL in 1995 with The State newspaper in Columbia, S.C. During that time he covered seven Super Bowls, including Carolina loss to New England following the 2003 season. He played a major role in breaking the news story on several members of the Panthers using steroids during their Super Bowl run.
During his time covering NASCAR, Newton won the Russ Catlin Award for excellence in journalism. Prior to that Newton was an award winning writer covering college football. He also covered major events such as The Masters, U.S. Open and college basketball’s Final Four.
Newton graduated from Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C., in 1981 with a degree in English. A native of South Carolina, Newton lives in Charlotte, N.C., with his wife.