Bill Barnwell Signs Multi-Year Extension to Remain with ESPN

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Bill Barnwell Signs Multi-Year Extension to Remain with ESPN NFL column continues, plus new podcast and television role

Bill Barnwell, one of ESPN Digital and Print’s leading voices, has signed a new multi-year extension to remain with ESPN. As part of his new deal, Barnwell will continue to write his popular NFL column for On Monday, he launched a new flagship ESPN Audio podcast, The Bill Barnwell Show (episode one). He will also contribute to ESPN Radio and television and have the opportunity to expand into other sports.

Barnwell joined Grantland in 2011 and has been with ESPN since November. His NFL columns, which combine quantitative and qualitative analysis to dig deeper into how teams win games and how players impact them, rank among the site’s most popular features.

“During his time with both Grantland and ESPN, Bill has proven to be a thoughtful and creative signature voice with an ever-increasing following. His work makes fans smarter about football, and we are committed to finding even more opportunities for Bill to elevate our coverage of the NFL and other sports,” said Chad Millman, Vice President & Editorial Director, Domestic Digital Content, ESPN.

Added Barnwell: “I’m thankful for the opportunity to continue working with the editorial staff at ESPN, and excited to launch a new sports podcast in the months to come.”

Prior to Grantland, Barnwell worked as the Managing Editor for Football Outsiders, a quantitative thinktank, while contributing articles to ESPN Insider. He’s also served as a statistical consultant to teams in the NFL and Major League Baseball.

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Bill Hofheimer

I oversee ESPN’s College Sports PR, while also working on ESPN soccer, Around the Horn, PTI and more. Previously oversaw communications for ESPN's Monday Night Football and NFL studio shows.
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