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Mina Kimes

Award-Winning Journalist & ESPN NFL Analyst

Award-Winning Journalist & ESPN NFL Analyst

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Mina Kimes Biography

Award-winning journalist Mina Kimes is an NFL analyst, senior writer, podcast host, and television contributor for ESPN. Since joining ESPN The Magazine in 2014, her profile has grown steadily across the company’s multimedia platforms, spanning digital and print, television, radio, and podcasting.

In June 2020, Kimes was named an NFL analyst, joining ESPN’s daily news and information show, NFL Live. She also offers football analysis on Get Up, SportsCenter, First Take, and more, in addition to being a regular contributor to Around the Horn and Debatable, ESPN’s daily digital show.

Kimes has been at the forefront of ESPN’s podcasting efforts. She hosts The Mina Kimes Show football podcast and launched the ESPN Daily podcast in October 2019. The original host of ESPN Daily, Kimes remains a contributor in the NFL offseason.

An acclaimed writer, Kimes has written many memorable features for ESPN. She penned the first ESPN Cover Story in October 2019 – the incredible survival story of NFL wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins and his mother – when ESPN The Magazine transitioned to a new digital format. Her many notable ESPN The Magazine cover stories included profiles of NFL players like Von Miller, Antonio Brown, Baker Mayfield, and Aaron Rodgers. Kimes has also traveled extensively for high-profile stories on esports, NBA Draft prospect Luka Doncic, and Korean bat flips.

Previously, Kimes co-hosted ESPN Radio’s The Morning Roast national weekend show with Domonique Foxworth and Clinton Yates, which the trio launched together in January 2017. She has also contributed to special ESPN live Twitter shows, including ESPN’s digital NFL Draft coverage since 2018, and more recently, the SportsNation NFL Draft digital show in 2021.

Prior to ESPN, Kimes was an investigative reporter for Bloomberg News (2013) and a business writer for Fortune Magazine (2007-13), where she penned pieces on topics from arms exports to tainted drugs.

A two-time finalist for the Dan Jenkins Medal for Excellence in Sportswriting, Kimes received a National Headliner Award first place honor in 2019 for magazine feature writing. Kimes has also earned numerous awards for business and investigative journalism. She was the inaugural recipient of the SABEW’s (Society of American Business Editors and Writers) Larry Birger Young Business Journalist prize, honoring journalists under the age of 30. Other organizations that have recognized her work include the New York Press Club, the National Press Club, and the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA).

Kimes graduated summa cum laude from Yale University with a bachelor of arts in English.

In addition to her work with ESPN, Kimes has been a color commentator for local television broadcasts of Los Angeles Rams preseason games.

Mina Kimes Videos

  • Mina Kimes joins the Manning Cast on 'MNF' to talk Seahawks fandom
  • ESPN’s Mina Kimes on Earning Respect in an Unlikely Space
    Today we sit down with Mina Kimes, a woman and friend we all admire and truly respect for the niche she has created and breaking barriers for women...
  • Mina Kimes — Full Interview
    Mina Kimes joins Mike Golic Jr. for a conversation surrounding NFL championship windows and where specific franchises fit into those windows.

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    Mina Kimes is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Broadcasters, Broadcasting, Culture, Entertainment, Football, Journalism, Media, Speakers by Industry, Sports.
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Mina Kimes is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Mina Kimes for your event is available upon request. Mina Kimes generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Bridget Condon, Ian Rapoport, Al Michaels, Michael Lombardi and Devin McCourty. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Mina Kimes for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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