Kelsey Riggs

Kelsey Riggs


Kelsey Riggs joined ESPN in 2019 for the launch of ACC Network, the 24/7 national network dedicated to Atlantic Coast Conference sports. One of ACCN’s founding hires, Riggs is a signature face of the network as host of ACC Huddle, Nothing But Net and other studio shows. Riggs also contributes to event coverage on ACC Network and across ESPN platforms, in addition to anchoring SportsCenter and College Football Live.

In 2023, Riggs was named the new host of ACC Huddle, ACC Network’s football pregame show that travels weekly to the site of the ACC Primetime Football game. Riggs anchors pregame, halftime and postgame studio coverage from ACC campus sites on Saturdays.

Riggs shifted full-time to her studio role when she was named ACC Huddle host after previously splitting time in studio on All ACC and ACC Huddle, while also covering ACC Primetime Football games as a sideline reporter.

In 2023, Riggs was also named the new host of ESPN’s weekday College Football Live studio show (Tuesdays through Thursdays).

During the basketball season, Riggs covers both ACC men’s and women’s programs as host of ACCN’s Nothing But Net. Nationally, Riggs has been one of ESPN’s two studio hosts for regular season and postseason women’s basketball since 2021, including hosting during the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament. She has also covered both ACC’s men’s and women’s programs at the Final Four.

Beyond her ACC role, Riggs often anchors SportsCenter, ESPN’s flagship news and information program. She was also part of ESPN’s coverage team at the 2023 Special Olympics World Games in Berlin, Germany.

Prior to ESPN, Riggs spent three years as a sports anchor and reporter at WCNC, the NBC affiliate in Charlotte, N.C., where she covered a multitude of events, including Super Bowl 50 and Super Bowl LIII, and the 2017 Men’s Final Four. Riggs was also a key reporter of Carolina Panthers news during her time in the Queen City.

Before joining WCNC, Riggs worked at WBTW, the CBS station in Myrtle Beach, S.C., where she covered Clemson, South Carolina, Coastal Carolina, the Panthers, NASCAR and The Masters.

A native of Charleston, S.C., Riggs is a former soccer student-athlete at Charleston Southern where she earned her bachelor’s degree in communication.


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