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Ashley Fox ESPN, Sports Illustrated Award Winning NFL Reporter and Columnist
Ashley Fox is one of the NFL’s most well-respected journalists and a trailblazer in the ego-infused world of sports media. During her 24-year career, including 7 years as a lead NFL reporter and analyst for ESPN, Inc., The Worldwide Leader in Sports, Ashley covered the United States’ most popular sport for the largest sports media network in the world.
By being fair, honest and accountable, with unwavering professionalism and boundless optimism, Ashley earned the trust of professional athletes, coaches, owners, team executives and league commissioners. Ashley understands the power of relationships – as well as the steps to build and maintain them. She has mastered the lost art of listening and knows that the best questions mine the most insightful answers. To this day, she maintains lasting relationships with some of the most powerful people in professional sports, proving that championship teamwork isn’t just for NFL Sundays.
Since 1993, Ashley Fox has reported from the world’s largest sporting events, including the Summer Olympics, Wimbledon, the Super Bowl, the NBA Finals, the Final Four, the World Series, the Stanley Cup Finals, and the PGA Championship. Ashley’s written work has been featured on ESPN.com, TheUndefeated.com, ESPNW.com and in ESPN The Magazine, Sports Illustrated and the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Ashley has appeared on ESPN’s signature studio shows SportsCenter, Outside the Lines, The Sports Reporters, Pardon The Interruption, NFL Live, NFL Insiders, His & Hers and Jim Rome is Burning, as well as on CNN and MSNBC. Her 7-minute story Brothers in Arms kicked off the 2017 season of ESPN’s SC Featured and detailed the relationship between Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman Alejandro Villanueva, a former Army Ranger, and his Afghan translator Mohammad Arif Azimi with whom Villanueva served in Afghanistan.
A graduate of Indiana University, Fox is a world-class communicator who shares her inspiring story of determination, perseverance, balancing personal and professional integrity, believing in the impossible and overcoming obstacles. Attendees of Ashley’s presentations learn the proven leadership, communication and teamwork strategies that took her from a small-town girl with big-time dreams to an award-winning reporter and columnist for the preeminent sports network on the planet.
Ashley is a North Carolina native, a recovering tennis protégé and an aspiring black belt in the karate discipline Tang Soo Do. She resides in suburban Philadelphia with her two amazing kids and one insane Labrador.