Alex Chappell Biography
Alex Chappell (née Corddry) (born October 10, 1988) is an American journalist for Mid-Atlantic Sports Network (MASN) covering the Washington Nationals. She works as a sideline reporter for ESPN and the SEC Network College Football coverage.
Alex Chappell Age
Chappell was born on October 10, 1988. She is 30 years old as of 2018.
Alex Chappell Career
After Graduation, she worked as a sports reporter for a CBS affiliate in Birmingham, Alabama. From there she worked briefly as a reporter on “Redskins Nation” on NBC Sports Washington, a sports reporter in Boston’s WHDH, sideline reporter for ESPN, worked for TBS in the 2017 postseason, and the pre and post game reporter for Fox Sports Florida covering the Tampa Bay Rays for the 2017 Major League Baseball season.
Prior to MASN, she became a Nationals fans when they moved from Montreal in 2005 and she admired former MASN reporters Amber Theoharis and Kristina Akra(now Fitzpatrick).
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Alex Chappell will make her MASN debut as Nats’ on-field reporter Saturday
There are a lot of fresh faces at Washington Nationals spring training this year, and one of them will be responsible for familiarizing fans with the new additions to the roster beginning this weekend. Alex Chappell, who was hired as the Nationals’ on-field reporter following Dan Kolko’s promotion last month to host of the team’s pre- and postgame shows on MASN, will make her debut during Saturday’s broadcast of Washington’s exhibition opener against the Houston Astros.
For Chappell, who grew up in Bethesda and spent the past three years covering college football for ESPN and the SEC Network, the role represents a homecoming and the realization of a goal she has been working toward for more than a decade. “Not many people get to say they work in their hometown,” Chappell, 30, said in a phone interview. “It’s really special for me, and it’s really a dream come true.”
While many aspiring sports broadcasters dream of working at ESPN, Chappell said she has had her eyes set on covering baseball for MASN for years. The Walt Whitman High graduate grew up going to Orioles games at Camden Yards, often when the Boston Red Sox were in town.
Her father, Philip Corddry, the person primarily responsible for her love baseball, spent a few seasons as a pitcher in the Boston organization after attending the University of Maryland. Chappell, who became a Nationals fan when the team arrived in 2005, admired former MASN on-field reporters Amber Theoharis and Kristina Akra and interned with Tim Brant at WJLA (Channel 7).
[Dan Kolko and Bo Porter will replace Johnny Holliday, Ray Knight on MASN broadcasts]
After graduating from the University of Alabama, Chappell landed a job as a sports reporter at the CBS affiliate in Birmingham. From there, she had a brief stint as a reporter for “Redskins Nation” on Comcast SportsNet before she was hired as a sports reporter by Boston’s WHDH in September 2013. Chappell spent three years in New England, during which time she met her husband, Scott Chappell. The couple married last month.
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If you aren’t familiar with the 29-year-old yet, you probably will be by the end of the year. Chappell might be the best player on the PGA Tour yet to win an event and sits in fifth in the FedEx Cup standings with three second-place finishes and five top-10s this year. Chappel is hovering around the bubble to make the Ryder Cup team this fall and jumped to 10th in the Ryder Cup standings after a strong showing at the Players. His best finish at a major came in his first U.S. Open back in 2011, when he finished in a tie for third at Congressional, 10 shots back of Rory McIlroy.
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