A veteran sports broadcaster with more than 15-years of experience, Molly Sullivan has worked as a sideline reporter for national game broadcasts on the ESPN family of networks, NBA on TNT, NBA TV, NFL Network, CBS Sports Network and regionally for NBC Sports.
From covering a 10-win NBA season to reporting on the longest win streak to end the regular season in NBA history, Molly Sullivan made her mark in Philadelphia with the highlight being her transition to the NFL. Earning the trust and respect of viewers, players, coaches, front office and league officials, along with others connected to the teams she covers, Molly has proven to tell the story with a professional and authentic approach.
Most recently, Molly was the sideline reporter for the 2022 Big West Basketball Championships in Henderson, Nevada, with 15 game broadcasts in the span of four days on ESPN and has been tapped to repeat for the 2023 college basketball tournament.
Prior to the Raiders inaugural season in her hometown of Las Vegas, Molly joined the local CBS affiliate KLAS as their lead reporter on the Raiders beat. Returning to the same newsroom where she was once an intern, Molly reported on newscasts during the week along with Raiders Pregame Live every Sunday morning. Molly also made weekly radio appearances on “Pritch + Clay” with Mike Pritchard and Clay Baker.
Molly spent her final 18-months in Philadelphia with the Eagles as a reporter and host. For two NFL seasons, Molly covered every practice as the team reporter and was the host of the daily news show, Eagles 360. Before each season kicked off, Molly was the host of Inside Training Camp. In addition, Molly conducted exclusive sit-down interviews every week with players for gameday programming and covered events around the community. From Lincoln Financial Field, Molly hosted the pregame and halftime show along with RedZone highlight cut-ins. On Saturdays, Molly worked as a sideline reporter for NFL Network during the 2019 college football season for Conference USA games.
For seven seasons, Molly was the sideline reporter for the 76ers on NBC Sports Philadelphia. She joined the network in April 2012 and immediately picked up NBA playoff experience as the sideline reporter for the final month of the regular season and the Eastern Conference playoffs. Over the course of her time in the NBA, Molly reported on the sideline for over 500 television broadcasts where she covered every home game and also traveled with the 76ers for every game away from Philadelphia. Joining an esteemed panel of sportswriters and broadcasters from across the United States and Canada, Molly was one of five women selected by the league to vote for the annual NBA Awards from the 2014-15 regular season.
Molly joined Turner Sports as a reporter for TNT and NBA TV for the 2014 NBA Playoffs. In this role, Molly worked the sidelines in the first round with reports from practice, pregame, in-game and postgame, as well as exclusive sit-down interviews along the way.
During her second NBA offseason in 2013, Molly signed with Top Rank Boxing as a ringside reporter during fights as well as a correspondent and host. That fall, Molly returned to the sports where her career began, joining CBS Sports Network as a college football and college basketball sideline reporter between NBA assignments. Molly also worked for ESPN as a sideline reporter for The Basketball Tournament.
It all started on the sideline with the MountainWest Sports Network (The Mtn.) which was a member of the NBC Sports Regional Networks. During her four years with The Mtn., she cut her teeth working primarily as a college football sideline reporter and was also the lone sideline reporter for men's and women's basketball on the nationwide network. Utilizing her experience as a competitive swimmer for more than a decade, she also served as the swimming color analyst for all studio shows. Molly covered a total of 12 college sports for The Mtn. with a focus on pregame and postgame coverage as well as in-depth feature stories for the network's daily sportscast, and she also co-hosted special programming.
Molly's work covering college sports could occasionally be seen on various other networks, including CBS Sports Network and NBC Sports Network (formerly VERSUS) which were league partners with The Mtn. She also hosted ESPN Road Trip to the Big Dance for a three-part series. In addition, as one of the top swimming analysts on television, Big Ten Network called upon Molly to lead its swimming coverage for three seasons.
In a city where sports and entertainment are uniquely intertwined, Molly's first on-air job was as a Las Vegas-based entertainment reporter and producer for a syndicated weekly news segment that aired on newscasts across the country. One year later, in the summer of 2006, she landed her own weekly half-hour community lifestyle television show on Las Vegas' ABC affiliate where she served as both the program’s host and associate producer. It was during this time when Molly was approached by publishers to co-author the first insider's book about Las Vegas written specifically for women, Las Vegas Little Red Book: A Girl's Guide to the Perfect Vegas Getaway. Molly’s knowledge of the Entertainment Capital of the World led her to the national stage as a field reporter and producer for a number of different networks and publications, including E! News and The Daily 10 on E! Entertainment Television as well as Life & Style Weekly magazine. After three years of covering entertainment news straight out of college, Molly eagerly returned to her athletic roots.
Molly's first job in television was as a production assistant for a local news affiliate in Las Vegas where she contributed to the evening newscasts. During that period, Molly worked a second shift at a public relations firm where she learned the art of storytelling. From there, Molly worked as a producer before ultimately landing her first reporting assignment.
A graduate of the University of North Carolina, Molly is a former ACC champion and four-time NCAA qualifier in the 1650 freestyle for the Tar Heels. She also competed in the 2000 U.S. Olympic Trials.
Molly’s biggest honor was being asked by her alma mater to host the 2019 launch of FORevHER Tar Heels which champions the University of North Carolina's women student-athletes. Molly also helped open the 2018-19 UNC Men’s Basketball season by joining Antawn Jamison as the hosts for Late Night With Roy.
In August 2022, Molly joined UNLV'S Hank Greenspun School of Journalism and Media Studies as the first woman to lead the sports concentration. In addition to serving as a professor of Media and Sports along with a television program dubbed Rebel Report, Molly also teaches Broadcast News in her role as she helps shape the future of journalism and sports broadcasting.