Molly Mcgrath Biography
Molly McGrath (full name: Molly Anne McGrath) is an American sportscaster and studio host born on June 6, 1989 in San Francisco, California, U.S. She is a sideline reporter for ESPN’s college football and college basketball telecasts.
Molly attended St. Ignatius College Preparatory and graduated in 2007. Molly attended Boston College and graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication and Broadcast Journalism.
While she was at college, she was a cheerleading captain, McGrath pitched the athletic director to let her interview athletes and coaches for the college’s website, BCEagles.com. The interviews helped her put together a reel which she used to help secure her first on-air job. She also interned at NESN and WHDH-TV while at BC.
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Molly Anne McGrath was born on June 6, 1989 in San Francisco, California, U.S. She is 29 years old as of 2018.
Molly Mcgrath Family
McGrath was born to Michael McGrath, and Deborah McGrath. Michael McGrath is of Irish ancestry and her mother is of Mexican-Spanish descent. She has an older brother Patrick, who played football at Princeton University. She grew up in Burlingame, California.
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Mcgrath worked at ESPN as a production assistant. She logged play-by-plays, produced highlights, and other support tasks for various ESPN shows but she later left.
She returned to ESPN as college sports sideline reporter and co-host of College Football Live in the summer of 2016. Molly worked the sidelines of ESPN College Football Friday Primetime games for the 2017 college football season. She worked alongside Mack Brown and Adam Amin. Molly also covered the sidelines for ESPN’s College Basketball telecasts.
She continued her work on the sidelines of ESPN College Football Friday Primetime games for the 2017 college football season. She hosted various halftime shows and episodes of College Football Live. Molly also covered a number of bowl games such as the Orange Bowl, Outback Bowl, Texas Bowl, and Las Vegas Bowl. McGrath covered the weekly Big Ten Super Tuesday match-up with Dave Flemming and Dan Dakich in 2018. Mcgrath covered Saturday ESPN College Football games on ESPN or ABC with Mark Jones and Dusty Dvoracek for the 2018 season.
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Molly met Max Dorsch a commercial real estate investments professional in Los Angeles and they started dating shortly later. She announced their engagement in June 2017 through an Instagram post. The couple got married in 2018. They live in Seattle and their rescue dogs, Stewart and Matthew.
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An executive from Fox Sports found clips of McGrath’s work on YouTube while she was working for the Celtics. The executive contacted her via Facebook about a potential job opportunity with the network. In the summer of 2013, she was among several initial hires by Los Angeles-based Fox Sports 1.
She was originally hired as an update anchor but quickly rose through the ranks. Molly joined Mike Hill as a co-host and anchor on the daily sports highlight show, America’s Pregame in 2014. She was also the lead sideline reporter for Fox College Football and Fox College Basketball. Molly covered games for the Fox NFL. She hosted the return of the revived show Battlebots on ABC, for its sixth season in 2015.
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Molly Mcgrath Net Worth
Mcgrath is believed to earn much in her broadcasting career but has not yet disclosed her net worth.
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Does it get any more irish girl next door than that?I don’t think so, but a lot of people would be shocked to learn that I’m half-Mexican/Spanish. I’m like that [bygone] bar in downtown Boston, Jose McIntyre’s.
It seems like you always had a laser-like focus on becoming a sportscaster. Since what age, and why? Since I was a little girl, watching Giants games with my dad. I knew I wanted to work in sports and to be in television, but I didn’t have the laser-like focus until I was in college. At BC, I got internships and saw the passion of the Boston fan base. I thought, “This drives people absolutely crazy, and it scares me a little bit—but if it gets people this worked up, it’s something I have to do.”
Do you ever get sick of talking about sports?No, especially because I have AL and NL teams, AFC and NFC teams. I’m a Giants fan and a Red Sox fan, a 49ers fan and a Patriots fan. So I have a lot of teams to root for and games to watch.
So it’s all sports, all the time?No. Sometimes, there’s nothing better than coming home and watching HGTV. That’s my guilty pleasure, watching the fixer-upper, house-hunter-type shows. It gives my mind a bit of a break.
Do you ever miss basketball?I do. I really miss it, and I’m so pumped that the season is back. But Fox doesn’t have rights to any NBA games. Maybe I’ll get to do college basketball once we get into it.
Should gillette stadium be closer to boston?[Laughs] I think Bostonians think so. The people of Foxborough probably wouldn’t be thrilled. But yeah, it’s a pain getting out there. There’s nothing like that cold wind hitting your face, though, and not being able to feel your entire body just screams Patriots game.
So what do you think you get stereotyped about the most in your career? It’s tough being a woman in sports. You may not always be taken seriously. You have to work twice as hard, and your margin for error is twice as small.
Ever feel patronized by players? No. But there have been coaches that I’ve crossed at times and other people in the industry. Fox is really good at giving me a voice, though. They know what i’m passionate about, and they let me speak about it. Not a lot of women in sports really have a voice. I’m really fortunate that fox gives that to me.
How do you project authority when someone’s speaking down to you? You just smile and ask kickass questions and show that you know what you’re talking about. You do your homework. Respect is something that has to be earned.
Do you get carded every single time you order a glass of wine? [laughs] not so much anymore. I’m 25 now!
What team has your favorite fans? One of the reasons I got into this business was that I saw how crazy Boston fans are. There’s nothing like going to a Pats game and have complete strangers run up to you and high-five you when they score. I would have to say that Boston fans are probably the wildest that I’ve come across.
When it comes to football—college or pro?Oh, that’s tough. I would have to say college. I love watching the NFL, and I loved working in it. But I love working in college football, because the fan base is really invested. They’re really nuts. They’re all there on Saturday to watch their classmates play or cheer for their alma mater. I also love covering college football because I can lie in bed all day Sunday and watch the NFL.
So you don’t want to cover it anymore? It’s not that. I covered the NFL last season. I’d just say covering college football is a little more exciting. These kids are fighting for a career. They’re not getting paid. They’re doing it for school pride and because their family and friends are watching. I’ve done so many interviews after games. With the NFL, I never saw tears, and I’ve probably seen tears three times already this season.