NFL Nation Reporter: New Orleans Saints
Mike Triplett joined ESPN in 2013 as the New Orleans Saints reporter for NFL Nation. He has been covering the Saints as both a reporter and columnist since 2005, previously for the New Orleans Times-Picayune. His duties include daily coverage of the Saints for ESPN.com, as well as appearances on SportsCenter and contributions to ESPN the Magazine, ESPN Fantasy and ESPN Radio.
Triplett has chronicled the highest and lowest points in Saints history, from their lost season in the wake of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, to their remarkable rise under Sean Payton and Drew Brees one year later, to the team’s first ever Super Bowl championship in 2009, to the bounty scandal that rocked the franchise in 2012.
Before joining the Saints beat, Triplett covered LSU football during its national championship season under Nick Saban in 2003 and previously covered the San Francisco 49ers for the Sacramento Bee. Among other honors, Triplett received the Bob Roesler Media Award from the New Orleans Touchdown Club in 2014.
Triplett is a Davenport, Iowa, native who graduated from The University of Iowa in 1998. He and his wife Sarah have three children, Will, Max and Finley.