ESPN NFL Nation Adds New Team Reporters for 2016 Season


ESPN NFL Nation Adds New Team Reporters for 2016 Season

Sarah Barshop, Alden Gonzalez, Tim McManus and Katherine Terrell Join ESPN

In preparation for the 2016 NFL season, ESPN has hired multiple new reporters for NFL Nation, the collection of 32 team-specific reporters who cover the National Football League year-round for ESPN on television, radio, and other platforms.

New reporters and their assignments include:

  • Sarah Barshop (Houston Texans) – Barshop was a writer and editor at Sports Illustrated and previously covered the Green Bay Packers for ESPN Milwaukee.
  • Alden Gonzalez (Los Angeles Rams) – The former Los Angeles Angels beat writer for, Gonzalez is fluent in both English and Spanish. He will also contribute to ESPN Deportes.
  • Tim McManus (Philadelphia Eagles) – McManus, a contributor to ESPN Radio affiliate 97.5 The Fanatic, has covered the Eagles since 2010. He wrote for Philadelphia Magazine’s Birds 24/7 site, which he created with Sheil Kapadia (ESPN NFL Nation’s Seahawks reporter).
  • Katherine Terrell (Cincinnati Bengals) – Terrell recently covered the New Orleans Saints for | The Times-Picayune.

Earlier this summer, ESPN also added new reporters Jenna Laine (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) and Jordan Raanan (New York Giants), while current NFL Nation reporters Paul Gutierrez and Nick Wagoner changed assignments. Gutierrez moved from the San Francisco 49ers to cover the Oakland Raiders – a team he previously covered. Wagoner moved to the West Coast, switching from the St. Louis Rams to the 49ers.

As multimedia journalists, the NFL Nation reporters will write for and contribute team coverage to SportsCenter, NFL Insiders, NFL Live, ESPN Radio, ESPN The Magazine and other ESPN outlets. Now fully staffed, ESPN’s NFL Nation features the following team reporters:

AFC East NFC East
Mike Rodak (Bills) Todd Archer (Cowboys)
James Walker (Dolphins) Jordan Raanan (Giants)
Rich Cimini (Jets) John Keim (Redskins)
Mike Reiss (Patriots) Tim McManus (Eagles)
AFC North NFC North
Katherine Terrell (Bengals) Jeff Dickerson (Bears)
Pat McManamon (Browns) Michael Rothstein (Lions)
Jamison Hensley (Ravens) Rob Demovsky (Packers)
Jeremy Fowler (Steelers) Ben Goessling (Vikings)
AFC South NFC South
Mike Wells (Colts) Jenna Laine (Buccaneers)
Mike DiRocco (Jaguars) Vaughn McClure (Falcons)
Sarah Barshop (Texans) David Newton (Panthers)
Paul Kuharsky (Titans) Mike Triplett (Saints)
AFC West NFC West
Jeff Legwold (Broncos) Josh Weinfuss (Cardinals)
Eric Williams (Chargers) Alden Gonzalez (Rams)
Adam Teicher (Chiefs) Sheil Kapadia (Seahawks)
Paul Gutierrez (Raiders) Nick Wagoner (49ers)

New ESPN NFL Nation reporters share top storylines for 2016 via ESPN Front Row

Coley Harvey Named ESPN General Assignment Reporter
Coley Harvey
, the former Cincinnati Bengals reporter for ESPN’s NFL Nation, has been named a general assignment reporter for ESPN. Now based in New York, he will appear on SportsCenter and other ESPN platforms throughout the year. He officially begins his new role on September 1.


Allie Stoneberg

I advance ESPN’s communications and publicity efforts for NFL studio programming, Monday Night Football, the NFL Draft and our coverage of the Canadian Football League and the Arena Football League. I enjoy meeting journalists in person at games and events and delight in showing them around our Bristol, Conn., campus.
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