NFL Reporter for ESPN, former NFL Columinst for The Sporting News
Chris Mortensen, an award-winning journalist and one of the most respected and accomplished reporters covering the NFL, joined ESPN in 1991 and appears on ESPN's Sunday NFL Countdown, Monday Night Countdown and SportsCenter. He also has contributed to Outside the Lines and coverage of the NFL Draft.
Previously, Mortensen served as the NFL columnist for The Sporting News and was a contributing writer for Sport magazine. He covered the NFL for The National (1989-90), where he was one of the first writers hired by editor Frank Deford.
From 1983-90 Mortensen filed investigative reports and covered the Braves (1983-85), Falcons (1985-86) and the NFL (1987-89) for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
In 1987 he was honored with the George Polk Award for his reporting, and he remains the sole sportswriter to receive the award since Red Smith in 1951. Since starting his career with the South Bay (Calif.) Daily Breeze in 1969, Mortensen has received 18 awards in journalism and been nominated for two Pulitzer Prizes. In 1978 he won the National Headliner Award for Investigative Reporting in all categories.
The author of Playing for Keeps: A True Story About Football, Playoffs and the Mob, Mortensen attended El Camino College before serving two years in the Army.
Chargers announce Freeney deal
“I'm not sure [Freeney] is well-suited for a 3-4 team,” former Colts coach Tony Dungy told Chris Mortensen of ESPN. “I think Dwight needs play at right end and as a third-down pass rusher.” Chances are Freeney will essentially do just that, putting his ...
Dee Milliner's medical history 'not a big issue': Browns Insider
In addition to Milliner's surgery last month to repair a torn labrum in his shoulder, he's had a rod inserted in his tibia near his ankle, a knee scope and a hernia surgery, according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen. "There is some concern out there about ...
Depth chart of new NFL show on ESPN does not include any former players
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (blog)
It takes the place of "NFL32." "NFL Insiders" will focus on National Football League news stories and information. Suzy Kolber is to host the program, with reporters Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter leading the coverage. Former general manager Bill ...
ESPN lands US Open tennis
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Suzy Kolber will host the program, with reporters Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter leading the coverage. Former general manager Bill Polian will be a contributor, along with reporters John Clayton and Ed Werder. You'll notice there aren't any former ...
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