ESPN reporter Kate Fagan was a star in Colorado

By: Anthony Norman  |   | 

Kate Fagan began playing basketball when she was in grade 1 and her passion for the sports began to grow ever since. Her dad would help her a lot in learning basketball and she loved working out and shooting hoops with him. 

A graduate of Niskayuna High School located in Schenectady, New York, Fagan was a Suburban Council First Team All-Star all four years. Being honored by various titles throughout various years in high school, she was named the Suburban Council Most Valuable Player in her senior year. She was also named the Daily Gazette Player of the year, and ultimately she became Niskayuna’s all-time leading scorer reaching 1,439 points.

Kate joined the University of Colorado Boulder in 1999 and began playing in the college team since her freshman year. Unfortunately, she had to take a break as she suffered a foot injury that required her to undergo a surgery. Nevertheless, she made an incredible comeback in the team as a redshirt freshman. The same year, she earned the First Team Academic All-Big 12 honor, a title which she received as a sophomore and as a junior as well.

Claimed to be Colorado’s best three point shooter, Kate was well known for her precise shooting and consistent scoring. She graduated from the university in 2004 with a degree of Bachelor of Science in Communication.

Upon graduating from Colorado, Kate pursued her career in the journalism industry. Eventually, she began working as a writer for Glens Fall, a New York-based daily newspaper called The Post-Star. After some time, she got associated with an Ellensburg, Washington-based daily newspaper called The Daily Record as its sports editor. Finally, she became a beat writer for the Philadelphia Inquirer where she reported about NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers.

Kate debuted as a television reporter by joining espnW in January 2012. On espnW, she has been co-hosting The Trifecta with Spain, Jane and Kate. Other than this, she is an active panelist on Around the Horn, a panel discussion and game show. 

On ESPN, Fagan also appears on morning sports talk program First Take and on sports discussion show His and Hers. Likewise, on ESPN Radio, she co-hosts Will and Kate along with Will Cain. 


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