Salters to Join Monday Night Football Crew

ESPN reporter Lisa Salters has been named by the network to serve as sideline reporter beginning this season for Monday Night Football.

Salters, who serves as the lead on-court reporter for ESPN’s coverage of the NBA, will join play-by-play commentator Mike Tirico and analyst Jon Gruden on the weekly MNF game telecasts and provide live stadium reports during ESPN’s Monday afternoon studio shows throughout the NFL season.

Last season ESPN used a rotaing crew of sideline reporters.

Salters has been with ESPN since 2000 and is also a featured correspondent for ESPN’s news magazine E:60.

“Lisa’s experience covering the NBA and other major sports events, as well as her strength as an interviewer, make her ideally suited for the Monday Night Football sideline reporter role,” said John Wildhack, ESPN executive vice president, production in a press release.  “She will be a tremendous addition to our MNF team with Mike and Jon, and to our overall NFL presentation.”
“The opportunity to work with Mike, Jon and the entire Monday Night Football crew on ESPN’s signature property is both humbling and exciting,” said Salters. “I have always admired MNF reporters like Suzy Kolber and Michele Tafoya, and I am determined to continue the standard of excellence they have established in this role.”