Molly Qerim is a familiar face and the voice behind ESPN’s smash hit morning show, First Take. The Emmy-winning Qerim has been a co-host in various TV shows for CBS Sports Network.
As a version personality, she has been prolific in connecting with a wide variety of her guests through several interview sessions.
CBS Sports, NFL AM, NFL Fantasy Live, NFL Network, covering college basketball and football were a few of the other events she anchored. Additionally, her way of handling celebrities on the red carpet is way too good for a regular anchor as she serves comfortable questions in an approachable manner.
In 2008, the world recognized her potential as well as her significant contributions to the entertainment industry, and was honored with a prestigious Emmy Award.
Her current lucrative career is the result of her constant effort and dedication and there is no scope for a debate about it. Learn more about Molly Qerim in this article.
Who Is Molly Qerim?
Molly Qerim is a renowned ESPN moderator and a well-known sports anchor. For a long time in her early career, Qerim served as a breaking-news reporter, one of the riskiest positions she handled, for ESPN 2’s TV program, ‘Fantasy Football Now.” Ultimately, her perseverance was cherished with an Emmy in 2008.
The 38-year-old media personality was born in Cheshire, Connecticut. She went to Cheshire High School before obtaining a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Connecticut. Later, Qerim received a master’s degree in broadcast journalism from Quinnipiac University.
After her studies, she further worked as a correspondent for ‘MMA Live’ an ESPN Network show as well as for CBS Sports Network, and covered its NCAA championship. Besides these, she also proudly took over the NFL Network as a sports reporter.
There is a reason why Qerim is recognized as one of the leading journalists/reporters in the broadcast industry and that could be because the American broadcaster has covered almost all the major events including ‘MaxPreps Lemming Report’, ‘SEC Tailgate Show,’ ‘Full Court Press,’ ‘Bracket Breakdown,’ ‘SEC Tonight,’ and Fuel TV’s UFC.
All these massive projects have added value to her portfolio making her one of the most sought-after broadcasters in 2023.
At present, the celebrated newscaster is working on the ‘Team NFL’ event as the United Way Ambassador.
How Did Molly Qerim’s Career Begin?
Qerim had a jumpstart in her career as she initially went to secure her job as a reporter on CBS Sports Network. She spent 4 successful years working for ESPN’s mobile and digital platforms.
Since she was eloquent and relatively more fluent in English, she quickly grabbed multiple opportunities in the broadcasting network that included anchoring SEC Tonight, Bracket Breakdown, Full Court Press, and more.
She also garnered experience in covering UFC with both ESPN and FS1. Additionally, she made herself familiar to the world by co-hosting World MMA Awards and that was certainly one of her big breaks.
In 2008, Qerim quickly got promoted from being a studio host to an interactive host as she was chosen for College Football Live on ESPN and ESPN 2.
Furthermore, she also co-hosted ‘Campus Connection’ on ESPNU. However, reporting for Fantasy Football Now earned her more exposure as well as an Emmy.
Beyond delivering this media content, Qerim has also conducted interviews with several superstars and athletes for ESPN Mobile and ESPN.com.
Eventually, reporting, hosting, and red carpets became not a big deal for her especially after she went on to cover multiple Super Bowls including the MLB All-Star game, the NBA draft, Heisman Trophy, and the NBA All-Star game.
Not long after, she replaced the Amazon Prime Video Sports Talk host Cari Champion and became the chief host of ESPN’s flagship show, SportsCenter. On September 15, 2015, Qerim was promoted to the permanent host of First Take.
Molly Qerim’s Social Media
Molly Qerim has proved to the world that beauty with brains still exists as the sports journalist is not only a pro in her work but also in the glamorous field.
She is a fashionista followed by thousands on various social media platforms such as Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
Although Qerim has a quite hectic work schedule, she still manages to keep her social media family engaged and entertained. However, she doesn’t invite much public attention to her personal affairs as Qerim is a prolific personality who values her public image.
Who Was Qerim Married To?
Qerim was in a long-term relationship with the American NBA basketball player, Jalen Rose. The duo tied the knot in July 2018. But the moments turned grey when allegations began to rise claiming the TV host was being involved in an extra-marital affair.
Eventually, they went ahead with divorce procedures and finalized the split in December 2021 after living separately for almost a year.