Chris Mortensen is a long-time ESPN football reporter who has been a mainstay of their coverage for many years. Known for his expertise in the game and his enthusiasm for covering it, it’s no surprise that he’s one of their most popular analysts.
He has been with the network since 1991 and is the voice of their NFL coverage on TV and radio. He also serves as a commentator for their NFL Draft coverage.
At 64, he’s still one of the best known and most revered reporters in sports journalism. He’s been honored with the George Polk Award, the Dick Schaap Award for Outstanding Journalism and the Professional Football Writers of America McCann Award.
In addition to being a prolific writer, he’s also a renowned expert on the sport of football and has written several books about it. He is married to Micki, a model and former flight attendant and has two children and four grandchildren.
He’s a huge inspiration to many people who have faced cancer or other life challenges and has shown tenacity, optimism and faith throughout his journey.
Despite his difficult health battles, he has kept up with the work that he loves and continues to provide excellent coverage for ESPN. He is an avid NFL fan and has even been able to travel to training camps on his own as part of a special assignment called “Mort Goes to Camp.”
The 57-year-old Mortensen was diagnosed with throat cancer in August 2016. After chemotherapy, the cancer had gone into remission. But then in November 2016, it was revealed that the cancer had metastasized to his left lung.
That meant he would be temporarily out of the NFL and would have to get treatment. He hoped that the cancer could be removed from his body and his life would return to normal.
When he returned to the NFL in September 2016 he started to feel the effects of his treatment, but was soon able to resume working on NFL coverage. In fact, he has been a regular on ESPN’s NFL Insiders and Sunday Countdown for many seasons now.
He has also been a featured analyst on the NFL Draft, and was the lead reporter for ESPN’s “Deflategate” story. He has a great understanding of the game and is able to give his opinion on all of the key issues that arise in the NFL.
As a result, he’s been able to help shape the coverage that ESPN has been providing for years. He’s a staple on ESPN’s draft coverage and is a key member of their team.
During his time with ESPN, Mortensen has been on the road visiting training camps across the country and is known for his passionate, insightful analysis. He has also been a vocal advocate for cancer research and prevention and is a great inspiration to many people.
His tenacity and determination has made him an important voice in the world of sports media. He’s a big part of what makes ESPN the leading sports network.