NBA Reporter & Host
Cassidy Hubbarth is an accomplished reporter and host for several of ESPN’s signature properties, most prominently the NBA. She serves as a full-time reporter for ESPN game telecasts throughout the regular season and during the NBA Playoffs. She is the host of Hoop Streams, ESPN’s innovative on-site digital show leading into high-profile NBA games, and the host of the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game telecast. Hubbarth also guest-hosts several of ESPN’s pillar shows, including Get Up, SportsCenter, First Take, The Jump, and NBA Countdown. Additionally, She has served as a regular college football studio host on ESPN and ABC and a WNBA studio host on ESPN.
Previously, Hubbarth co-hosted several shows on digital platforms, including Buckets on Twitter with social media influencer Rob Perez, SportsCenter on SnapChat and ESPN’s first all-female NBA podcast, The Hoop Collective, with Ramona Shelburne and Chiney Ogwumike. Hubbarth has also hosted two ESPN NBA studio shows concurrently – NBA Tonight and NBA Coast to Coast – from 2013-2016.
Hubbarth appeared on ABC’s reboot of Battle of the Network Stars in 2017 and she has been featured by several popular media outlets, including Billboard, Allure, The Wrap, Dime Magazine/UPROXX, The Big Lead, and the Chicago Tribune.
Upon joining ESPN in 2010, Hubbarth appeared as a digital host for college football, college basketball and NBA content on ESPN3. In 2013, she began hosting NBA shows on ESPN. She began her media career as a traffic reporter and producer for WMAQ NBC5 Network in Chicago and as a producer and host for Intersport. From there, she worked for Comcast SportsNet Chicago, the Big Ten Network and Fox Sports South, where she won a Southeast Emmy for her work on SEC Gridiron Live.
Hubbarth graduated from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. She is a native of Evanston, Ill.