NFL Nation Reporter: Cleveland Browns
Pat McManamon has covered the Cleveland Browns in some way, shape or form since the team returned from a three-year hiatus in 1999. He joined ESPN as the Browns reporter in September of 2013.
McManamon contributes to ESPN’s NFL coverage on various platforms from Cleveland, where he is based. He and Jeremy Fowler teamed to write an insightful look at Johnny Manziel’s rookie season, and he wrote an in-depth profile of Browns left tackle Joe Thomas during the 2014 season.
McManamon has been an NFL beat writer or columnist since 1993, when he started covering a Miami Dolphins team that included Dan Marino and Don Shula for the Palm Beach Post. The Cleveland native joined the Akron Beacon Journal as Browns beat writer in October of 1998 to chronicle the team’s return.
In his career, McManamon has covered numerous teams, sports and events, including the Florida Gators, the University of Miami, Wimbledon, the Final Four, the Ryder Cup in Spain, the NBA Finals, the Masters, the Olympics and numerous Super Bowls. He has worked as a beat writer and as a columnist.
McManamon was born and raised in Cleveland. He is happily married to Beth, honored to have Lesley and Ryan Yager as stepchildren and bursting with pride as the father of twin daughters, both of whom graduated from college in May of 2018. Elizabeth attended Fordham College at Lincoln Center in New York City and Janie went to Loyola Marymount in Los Angeles.