Mike Fish is an investigative reporter whose work appears across multiple ESPN platforms, including ESPN.com and Outside the Lines. He is a two-time Sports Emmy nominee.
Fish, who joined ESPN in 2005, has written extensively on performance-enhancing drugs in sports. His reporting has exposed lax anti-doping efforts in professional tennis as well as a dangerous testing loophole in mixed martial arts. Fish has also been at the lead in reporting on doping related issues in Major League Baseball and other professional sports.
Early in his ESPN career, Fish was widely recognized for a series of stories covering the accidental friendly-fire death of Army Ranger and professional football player Pat Tillman. More recent investigative projects have revealed the participation of current and former NFL players in an investment designed to profit at the expense of low-income borrowers as well as NBA players profiting from lucrative shoe deals with Chinese companies linked to forced labor.
Prior to joining ESPN, Fish worked at CNN-Sports Illustrated, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, St. Petersburg Times, Kansas City Star, Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel and the Albany (N.Y.) Times-Union.
During his decorated newspaper career, Fish was twice nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and received multiple national Associated Press Sports Editors awards for both investigative and enterprise reporting.
A native of Albany, N.Y., Fish graduated from Ithaca College, where he earned a bachelor of arts in communications. He lives in the Atlanta area.