NFL Nation Reporter: Tennessee Titans
Paul Kuharsky is an award-winning writer who has covered the NFL for over 20 years in California, Texas, and Tennessee. The Tennessee Titans reporter for ESPN’s NFL Nation since 2013, Kuharsky writes for ESPN.com and appears on SportsCenter, NFL Insiders, NFL Live and ESPN Radio.
He earned his undergraduate degree from Columbia University in 1991 and his master’s degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism in 1993.
His work appeared in the New York Times before Kuharsky covered the 1995 Raiders and their move from Los Angeles for the Oakland Tribune. When he first met Al Davis he asked the Raiders Hall of Fame owner about adjusting to the West Coast, and Davis told him, “You don’t adjust, you just dominate.”
In 1996, Kuharsky joined The Tennessean to chronicle the final season of the Houston Oilers and the franchise’s relocation to Nashville. He covered the Oilers/Titans and the league and wrote enterprise pieces for the paper for a dozen years before joining ESPN.com as a divisional blogger tracking the AFC South.
During that time he caught (and dropped) punts from Titans punter Brett Kern and hit a 40-yard field goal working with Jaguars kicker Josh Scobee, winning one of the kicker’s shoes.
When ESPN.com expanded NFL Nation in 2013, Kuharsky’s focus moved exclusively to the Tennessee Titans. After serving as an alternate selector for the Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2015, he became a member of the board of selectors in 2016.
Since 2012, Kuharsky has also worked as co-host of The Midday 180 on Nashville’s 104.5 The Zone, one of the nation’s top-rated sports talk stations.
Born in Cleveland, he earned $200 for his work as an extra in the wedding and reception scenes of The Deer Hunter. Kuharsky grew up in South River, N.J., and now lives in Brentwood, Tenn., with his wife and young son, who bats left, throws right and loves taking corner kicks.
A land-locked beach lover, Kuharsky loves the New York Yankees, the U.S. National Soccer Team and the work of Richard Russo and Bruce Springsteen.