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Holly Rowe is a sports telecaster currently working for the sports television network, ESPN. Rowe is best known as a sideline reporter for college football games which are telecast on ESPN.

Holly Rowe
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Holly Rowe in 2018
Born (1966-06-16) June 16, 1966 (age 53)
NationalityUnited States
Educationbroadcast journalism degree, 1991
Alma materBrigham Young University
OccupationSports commentator

History with ESPNEdit

Rowe has been with ESPN since August 1998 in the capacity of a full-time college football sideline reporter. In that capacity, she has been a part of numerous regular season games and post-season bowls.

Before working full-time as a college football sideline reporter, she served as a part-time sideline reporter in certain ESPN broadcasts during the course of 1997. (Prior to that, with ABC Sports, in both 1995 and 1996.)

With ESPN, Rowe has also been a part of broadcasting women's college basketball games, and women’s college volleyball (both since 1998; generally in a play-by-play capacity as opposed to her college football sideline duties). Other broadcasts that Rowe has been a part of during her time at ESPN include play-by-play for Women's World Cup matches, coverage of the Running of the Bulls, coverage of swimming, and broadcasts of track & field events.

Being one of a minority of females in the sports broadcasting industry, Rowe has been profiled by other media and news organizations.[1]

She also is a sideline reporter for Men's & Women's College Basketball as well as a sideline reporter for softball for ESPN, as well as a backup for NBA & WNBA telecasts as a sideline reporter. [1]</ref>

Other workEdit

Before and during her time with ESPN, Rowe has worked with several other broadcast organizations. Women's college basketball games broadcast by Fox Sports have seen Rowe as a broadcaster since she started in 1993. Rowe has served in the role of analyst for the WNBA’s Utah Starzz in recent years as well. The Blue & White Sports Network in Provo, Utah is the network which syndicates several Western Athletic Conference (WAC) sporting events, and still employs Rowe in many of their broadcasts, as they have since 1993. In addition, she has held a position on the team at CBS which produces the men's Final Four.

Before becoming a sportscasterEdit

After graduating from Woods Cross High School in Woods Cross Utah in 1984, Rowe attended Brigham Young University[2]. At BYU, she was the news anchor for the campus TV station, KBYU-TV. Although Rowe attended BYU for two years, she did not graduate. During this period, she also spent time as a sportswriter for the Daily Utah Chronicle and the Davis County Clipper. She later returned to school and earned a broadcast journalism degree in 1991 from the University of Utah. Right after college (1991–1992), she interned at CBS Sports.


  1. ^ HighBeam
  2. ^ "From BYU to ESPN".

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