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Marilyn is an energetic optimist above all else.

Marilyn is a sideline reporter as part of ESPN College Football coverage, contributing across ESPN's family of networks (ESPN, ESPN2, SEC Network & ACC Network). She also works on high school football coverage with ESPN. 

Hear her on Audacy's 92.9 The Game (in Atlanta) talking ACC football every Saturday during the season.

Watch Marilyn's current demo reels here. See more work at Marilyn's YouTube Channel here. 

The College World Series is tied with Duke vs. North Carolina (in Cameron Indoor Stadium) as Marilyn's favorite event to cover. Football was her first (& is still her truest) love, but baseball is a close second despite her deep experience covering the best college hoops in the country. Regardless of the sport or medium, Marilyn's most enthusiastic when she knows the stories she's telling are of paramount importance to the team's fans. 


In 2021, Marilyn worked on ACC Network Extra and ESPN+ games, as well as on college & high school football broadcasts for Sinclair Broadcast Group from 2019-2021. Throughout the 2021-2022 athletic year, she managed a workload of more than 40 live broadcasts, including 2 football games per week during the fall season.

In addition to her sideline work, in 2020 Marilyn worked in the booth as an analyst on Sinclair's FNR broadcasts. Marilyn solo anchored/hosted Carolina Postgame Live during the 2019-2020 college basketball season.

Marilyn spent 2019 and early 2020 working as a video host/reporter for USA Today Sports Media Group.

Marilyn's work with USAT SMG covered national breaking and trending news in the NFL and NBA (HoopsHype). She also covered MLB, Golf (, NHL, MMA, college football and basketball and other miscellaneous sports in the role. From horse racing to fishing and the intersection of pop culture, social media and sports, Marilyn's range of coverage spans across all of sports media.

In addition to scripting and hosting 5-8 videos per day with USAT SMG, Marilyn wrote the south region cover story on Duke's Tre Jones for the 2019 USA Today College Basketball Preview special section and wrote daily stories to accompany her videos for web (For The Win!).

From 2013-2019, Marilyn covered the ACC for a variety of broadcast and digital media outlets, including local coverage of Duke, North Carolina, Virginia, and NC State while in the Triangle region of NC and Charlottesville, Virginia. She also covered the league as ACC Insider for Stadium Network and contributed to national radio broadcasts of the ACC Women's Basketball Championship for Learfield/IMG.   

Marilyn covered and told the stories of back-to-back NCAA Men's Basketball Championships, traveling along the Road to the Final Four with North Carolina in 2016 and 2017. She has also covered ACC teams in two football conference championship games, eight bowl games, six men's basketball tournaments and championships, three NCAA First and Second Rounds, three Sweet 16s, and the two Final Fours and National Championships. Additionally, Marilyn has reported from the Women's Basketball ACC tournament and Championship, five ACC Baseball tournaments and championships, six NCAA baseball regionals, five Super Regionals and on three teams which advanced to the College World Series.

On Olympic sports coverage, Marilyn has told stories of All-Americans on three wrestling teams, teams which won NCAA and ACC Championships in men's swimming and diving, NCAA and ACC Championships in men's (singles and doubles) and women's tennis, two ACC softball tournaments, men's and women's lacrosse national championships, a men's soccer national championship and ACC gymnastics and rowing teams.

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