ESPN has officially announced its new lineup for NFL Live and, with it, an official new role for network rising star Mina Kimes.
Kimes, a former business reporter and lifelong Seattle Seahawks fan, is one of the true rising stars at the Worldwide Leader. She’s often seen on Around The Horn, Highly Questionable and The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz.
The reporter is perhaps best known for her NFL expertise, though. Kimes worked as a TV game analyst for the Rams last preseason and she’s taking her NFL analyst work to the next level this season.
Kimes is officially an ESPN NFL analyst, the network announced on Tuesday.
ESPN will debut a new NFL Live in August.
— bill hofheimer (@bhofheimer_espn) June 30, 2020
Kimes, who has been widely praised for her NFL feature writing and football analysis on ESPN Digital and Audio platforms the past six years, moves into a new NFL analyst role. She will appear on NFL Live while continuing to host The Mina Kimes Show featuring Lenny football podcast. She will also continue to write for ESPN.com and contribute to programs like Around the Horn and Highly Questionable. During the NFL offseason, Kimes will continue to be a contributor to the ESPN Daily podcast which she launched as the host in October 2019.
Kimes is pumped.
“Football is my passion, so I couldn’t be more excited to devote more time to studying the game. I’m beyond grateful for this opportunity, and I’m looking forward to making a fun, smart show with these incredible people,” she said.
Kimes has previously been hosting ESPN’s daily podcast. She will be replaced by Pablo Torre, the network announced.
“I am wildly excited to accept the reins of ESPN Daily from one of my closest friends, Mina Kimes,” Torre said. “I love the show. I love its creative and journalistic potential. And I love the fact that Mina will no longer be able to make fun of me for being the last person on this planet to not have a podcast.”
— Pablo S. Torre (@PabloTorre) June 30, 2020
Congrats to everyone on their new gigs!