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Sara Elizabeth Walsh (born April 12, 1978) is an American sportscaster who worked for ESPN from 2010-2017.[1] Walsh came to ESPN from WUSA-TV in Washington, D.C., where she served as the station’s weekend sports anchor and Redskins beat reporter from 2006 to 2010. Prior to WUSA, Walsh worked at WKRN in Nashville from 2003 to 2006, winning four regional Emmys in three years. She co-hosted the weekly Monday Night Live with Titans head coach Jeff Fisher, and hosted a weekly radio show with then Titans defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth. Walsh also served as Sports Director at WPGA in Macon, Georgia from 2001 to 2003, and began her career as a sports writer for the Beaches Leader newspaper in Jacksonville Beach.

Sara Walsh
Born (1978-04-12) April 12, 1978 (age 41)
Alma materUniversity of North Florida
Years active2000–present
Matt Buschmann (m. 2014)

She was an anchor on ESPN's SportsCenter until May 4, 2017, when she was let go by the network.[2] She was hired as a reporter for the 2018–19 NFL season by FOX Sports.[3] She will also serve as a studio host for their NASCAR coverage.[4]


Walsh grew up in the Tampa Bay area, graduating from Gulf High School in New Port Richey, Florida.[1] She was a four-year starter on the University of North Florida soccer team, where she holds the school record for goals and points in a game.[1] In 2014, she married former Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Matt Buschmann.[5] On February 3, 2017, Walsh announced she gave birth to twins, Hutton and Brees, a few days prior.[2][6]


  1. ^ a b c Campbell, Steven (12 April 2012). "Walsh takes sports passion from Gulf High to ESPN". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved 20 September 2018.
  2. ^ a b Bieler, Des (May 15, 2017). "Sara Walsh says she had on-air miscarriage while hosting ESPN's 'SportsCenter'". Washington Post. Retrieved 20 September 2018.
  3. ^ "FOX Sports Unveils 2018 NFL Season Broadcast Teams". 30 July 2018. Retrieved 20 September 2018.
  4. ^ Press Release (February 5, 2019). "FOX NASCAR Rounds Out 2019 Studio Roster with Addition of Hosts Lindsay Czarniak and Sara Walsh". FOX Sports.
  5. ^ "David Price Played Matchmaker Between ESPN's Sara Walsh and Minor League Pitcher". The Big Lead. 20 February 2014. Retrieved 20 September 2018.
  6. ^ "Instagram (sarawalsh10)". Instagram. Retrieved 2017-02-03.