Molly Qerim

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Molly Qerim
Born (1984-03-31) March 31, 1984 (age 33)[1][2]
New Haven, Connecticut
Education University of Connecticut, Quinnipiac University
Occupation Sports anchor

Molly Qerim (born March 31, 1984) is an American sports anchor and moderator for ESPN's First Take.[3][4] Qerim has been the host of NFL Network's weekday morning show, NFL AM, and NFL Fantasy Live.[5] Qerim also was previously a sports anchor and reporter for NFL Network.

Early life[edit]

Qerim was born in New Haven, Connecticut and graduated from the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor of Arts in communications and a minor in business administration.[6] She received a master's degree from Quinnipiac University in broadcast journalism.[7]


Qerim was an anchor and reporter for CBS Sports Network, where she covered college football, National Signing Day, the NCAA Tournament and the U.S. Open. She was also a studio anchor, where she hosted SEC Tailgate Show, SEC Tonight, MaxPreps Lemming Report, Full Court Press, and Bracket Breakdown.

Qerim has covered the UFC in her time with ESPN, Versus (now NBCSN) and FS1. In addition to her work outside the octagon, she has co-hosted the annual World MMA Awards several times.

In 2008, Qerim was the interactive host for College Football Live on ESPN and ESPN2. She was also the breaking news reporter for Fantasy Football Now on ESPN2 and was honored with an Emmy for her contribution to the show. Additionally, she co-hosted Campus Connection on ESPNU.

Qerim has been a part of other digital media content, conducting interviews of various athletes and celebrities for and ESPN Mobile. She has covered multiple Super Bowls (hosting, reporting, and red carpet events), the Heisman Trophy presentation, the NBA Draft, the NBA All-Star Game and the MLB All-Star game, providing on-site reporting and interviews. Qerim became the interim host of ESPN2's First Take in mid-July 2015. She replaced Cari Champion, who was promoted to ESPN's flagship show, SportsCenter. She was promoted to permanent host of First Take on September 15, 2015.

Personal life[edit]

Qerim is half Albanian[8] and half Italian.[9] Qerim is also a United Way Ambassador and partners with their "Team NFL" program.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Qerim". 
  2. ^ "Happy Birthday, Molly! (March 31 2016)". 
  3. ^ "Molly Qerim will serve as host of 'First Take". Retrieved June 25, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Molly Qerim Returns to ESPN July 1". Retrieved July 1, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Qerim on Twitter". 
  6. ^ "Molly Qerim: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know". Retrieved August 7, 2014. 
  7. ^ "NFL Network Profile". 
  8. ^ "Chat with Molly Qerim". 
  9. ^ "Molly Qerim, Host, ESPN". 

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