Having worked for ESPN for more than 20 years, Holly Rowe has developed into one of their most talented pundits. Her full-time employment with ESPN began in August 1998, but prior to that she had worked with ABC Sports from 1995 to 1996 and appeared on a few ESPN shows in 1997.
Holly Rowe is well-known for her extensive ESPN sports coverage. In addition to ABC Saturday Night Football, Big Monday men’s college basketball, the NCAA Women’s Final Four, the NCAA Women’s College World Series, the NCAA indoor and beach volleyball national finals, and the WNBA, she has covered a number of high-profile events and programs.
Apart from her journalism duties, Rowe has provided play-by-play analysis for women’s collegiate basketball, volleyball, softball, and gymnastics. She has covered a wide range of sports for ESPN, including track and field, swimming, soccer , and even the Little League World Series for baseball and softball.
Holly Rowe has accomplished a great deal in the field of sports journalism. She won the coveted Sports Emmy for Outstanding Personality/Reporter in 2022, and the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) presented her with the Mel Greenberg National Media Award in the same year. In addition, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame presented her with the Curt Gowdy Electronic Media Award in 2023, and she is set to be enshrined in the Hall of Fame.
Holly Rowe created history in 2021 when she called the Utah Jazz’s first-ever female color commentary during a matchup with the Sacramento Kings.
Her significant experience in sports commentary includes working as Fox Sports’ play-by-play analyst for women’s collegiate basketball and volleyball from 1993 to 2003. In addition, she hosted ESPN’s coverage of the Running of the Bulls and contributed to the play-by-play commentary during the 1998 Women’s World Cup. She also worked as the analyst for the Utah Starzz of the WNBA until they moved to San Antonio.
Beyond basketball, Holly Rowe made a significant impact as the play-by-play announcer for BYU women’s volleyball, basketball, and gymnastics from 1993 to 2009. From 1993 through 1997, she also covered BYU and Air Force football sidelines for the Blue and White Sports Network.
Holly Rowe has worked extensively as a sports reporter and anchor, mostly in Salt Lake City. She has done work for Fox 13 TV, KBYU TV, BYU Sports Network, KSL Radio, and KFNZ Radio, among other stations.
She graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in broadcast journalism. Rowe worked as a sportswriter for the Daily Utah Chronicle and the Davis County Clipper when she was there. She also started working as the school TV station’s news anchor.
Apart from her work in television, Rowe is renowned for her abilities as a writer and producer. She has made features and documentaries that have aired in Salt Lake City on FOX 13 TV, ESPN, and KBYU TV.
Holly Rowe, who is presently receiving treatment for Stage IV Metastatic Melanoma, has devoted her time to promoting cancer prevention and research, devoting her energies to the cause.