Ian Rapoport

Ian Rapoport (born January 9, 1980) is an American sportswriter, pundit, and television analyst who primarily covers the National Football League (NFL).

Ian Rapoport
Born (1980-01-09) January 9, 1980 (age 41)
EducationColumbia University (BA)
OccupationSportswriter, sports analyst

Early life and educationEdit

Rapoport grew up in Westchester County, New York and attended Hackley School in Tarrytown. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Columbia University.[1]


Rapoport started his career for the Jackson Clarion-Ledger in 2004 covering the Mississippi State Bulldogs. He moved on to The Birmingham News in 2006 to cover the Alabama Crimson Tide. As reported on Pardon My Take ("PMT"), he applied for a job with the Boston Herald on the basis that he would cover Bill Belichick in the same manner he covered Nick Saban. After receiving the job, he served as a Patriots beat reporter for the Boston Herald for three seasons starting in 2009. Rapoport joined the NFL Network in 2012.[2] He was suspended by the NFL Network for two weeks in October 2020 for posting an advertisement for male grooming products on social media.[3]


  1. ^ "The Rap Sheet: About the Author". Archived from the original on 26 October 2007. Retrieved 22 May 2015.
  2. ^ "The Herald's @Rapsheet Is Heading To The NFL Network". 6 March 2012. Retrieved 22 May 2015.
  3. ^ Florio, Mike (October 10, 2020). "NFL suspends Ian Rapoport two weeks". NBCSports.com. Retrieved October 23, 2020.