Holly Rowe is sticking around at ESPN for at least a few more years.
This afternoon, ESPN revealed that longtime reporter and commentator Holly Rowe has signed a multi-year contract with the company.
Rowe, who has been with ESPN since 1998, is probably best known for her sideline work covering college football and basketball. She also does work with the NBA and WNBA and other sports.
Rowe has been battling cancer for over a year, and she shared her progress and thoughts on her new contract in this ESPN release:
I am so very grateful to ESPN allowing me to be a part of this wonderful sports landscape all these years. I know it is a changing and challenging time so I feel very blessed to continue to do what I love.
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I promise to repay and thank my bosses at ESPN for sticking by me during the most difficult year of my life. I don’t take a single moment of this journey for granted.
I am still working on getting rid of this pesky cancer. My treatments continue, but I am living a beautiful and blessed existence. I am so touched by the coaches, players, fans and viewers who have reached out with love, support, and prayers.
Rowe is very well-liked by the people she covers and by many viewers, so it is good to see she will remain on the sidelines.
Also, we’re wishing her the best in her continued battle with cancer.