Emily Kaplan

Emily Kaplan

National Hockey Writer, NHL Reporter & Co-host In The Crease Podcast

Emily Kaplan serves as a reporter for The Walt Disney Company’s coverage of the National Hockey League. Kaplan is also a national hockey writer and reporter for ESPN.com.

Kaplan joined ESPN in 2017 and provided coverage from the Stanley Cup Final as the only in-arena reporter for ESPN due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and reported on the NHL’s struggles with mental health and how players confronted anxieties and isolation during the 2021-2022 pandemic season.

Kaplan also makes regular appearances on ESPN’s Around the Horn, the weekday program that consists of a satellite roundtable discussion of topical sports issues with journalists from around the nation.

Prior to joining ESPN, Kaplan worked at Sports Illustrated, the Boston GlobeAssociated Press and the Philadelphia Inquirer. Kaplan, a native of New Jersey, received a journalism degree from Penn State University.


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