Adam Schefter

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Adam Schefter
Born (1966-12-21) December 21, 1966 (age 47)
Valley Stream, New York
Alma mater University of Michigan Northwestern University
Occupation NFL Insider

Adam Schefter (born December 21, 1966) is an American sports writer and television analyst. He is an NFL Insider for ESPN, which hired him in June 2009.

Education and career[edit]

A graduate of The University of Michigan and Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, Schefter was an editor at The Michigan Daily. After graduating from Medill, Schefter did an internship for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer before moving to Denver in 1990, when he began writing for The Rocky Mountain News and then later, The Denver Post.[1]

Journalistic career[edit]

Schefter joined the NFL Network in 2004 and appeared on NFL Total Access and also wrote for NFL.COM. Before joining NFL Network Schefter appeared frequently on ESPN's Around the Horn as a substitute for Woody Paige, who was based in Denver at the time. Before Around the Horn, Schefter appeared on ESPN's The Sports Reporters. Schefter appeared on NBC twice in the summer of 2008, working as the sideline reporter for Al Michaels and John Madden during the Redskins-Colts Hall-of-Fame game and then the Redskins-Jaguars preseason finale.

According to a USA Today survey of fans published January 19, 2009: "NFL Network's Adam Schefter edged ESPN's Chris Mortensen (34%-32%) for best [NFL] insider despite the NFL Network being in less than half as many U.S. households." Schefter was again selected as the best (NFL) insider in a November 2010 USA Today fan poll.[2] Schefter was voted USA Today's best "insider" for a third straight year in November 2011.

In 2009, Schefter became a football analyst with ESPN.[3] He began appearing on air on August 17, 2009. In October 2010, Sports Illustrated writers included Schefter in its "Power 40+", a listing of the NFL's most influential officials, executives, coaches, players and media members.[4]

In February 2014, New York Magazine selected Schefter as the "Most Influential Tweeter in NY."

The next month, March 2014, Schefter's peers saluted him for his work on the opening days of NFL Free Agency:

Movie appearances[edit]

Schefter also had a cameo appearance in the 2005 movie The Longest Yard.

Radio career[edit]

Schefter is a guest on numerous radio programs, including 1023 ESPN Denvers Sports Station dot com in Denver, Colorado,[5] ESPN 980 in Washington D.C. and ESPN 1000 in Chicago, Illinois.[6]


  • Romo: My Life on the Edge: Living Dreams and Slaying Dragons', ISBN 0-06-075863-5, with Bill Romanowski, 2005
  • Think Like A Champion: Building Success One Victory at a Time, ISBN 0-06-662039-2, with Mike Shanahan, 9/1999
  • TD: Dreams in Motion: The Memoirs of the Denver Broncos' Terrell Davis, ISBN 0-06-019282-8, with Terrell Davis, 9/1998
  • The Class of Football: Words of Hard-Earned Wisdom from Legends of the Gridiron,
  • "Real Sports Reporting"Edited by Abraham Aamidor, 2003 (Chapter on Football)


  1. ^ Brown, Larry (25 June 2007). "Interview with Adam Schefter, NFL Network Reporter". Larry Brown Sports. Retrieved 20 November 2010. 
  2. ^ McCarthy, Michael (5 November 2010). "The readers speak ... and they'd like a little quiet". USA Today. 
  3. ^ "Report: Adam Schefter to Leave NFL Network for ESPN". AOL News. Retrieved 29 June 2011. 
  4. ^ "NFL Power 40+". CNN. 12 October 2010. 
  5. ^ Twitter: Adam Schefter
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7. Adam Schefter speaks at Medill

8. Michigan Daily conducts interview with Adam Schefter in July 2013.

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