22 Facts About Adam Schefter


Adam Schefter was born on December 21,1966 and is an American sports writer and reporter.


Adam Schefter has worked as an NFL insider for ESPN since 2009.


Adam Schefter is a 1989 graduate of the University of Michigan and a graduate of Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.


Adam Schefter was an editor at The Michigan Daily, where he began his newspaper career.


Adam Schefter joined the NFL Network in 2004 and appeared on NFL Total Access and wrote for NFL.


Adam Schefter was voted USA Todays best "insider" for a third straight year in November 2011.


In 2014, Adam Schefter was named the "Most Influential Tweeter in New York" by New York magazine in February, "Best Newsbreaker" by the sports media website Awful Announcing in its second annual People's Sports TV Award Winners in May, and SI.


On July 9,2015, Adam Schefter tweeted a medical chart photo indicating that Jason Pierre-Paul had his right index finger amputated.


In November 2015, Adam Schefter was named The Cynopsis Sports Media Personality of the Year, which is presented annually to an individual whose work in the sports industry has transcended how sports connect with fans.


In January 2017, Adam Schefter accepted an unpaid position on the advisory board of the Pacific Pro Football League.


Adam Schefter joined the NBA on ESPN team for multiple games as a sideline reporter in 2017.


Adam Schefter is an annual "NFL Combine Football Career Conference" speaker for the online sports-career training school Sports Management Worldwide, founded and run by Dr Lynn Lashbrook.


In September 2021, Timothy L O'Brien of Bloomberg reported that Schefter had invested in the sports gambling company Boom Entertainment, and questioned whether that interest could affect his reporting.


In June 2021, an email Adam Schefter sent to Bruce Allen was filed as an exhibit in federal court as part of a defamation suit by Washington Football Team owner Daniel Snyder against an Indian media company.


The message included a draft of an unpublished article about the 2011 NFL lockout which Adam Schefter asked Allen to review and suggest changes to, and referred to Allen as "Mr Editor".


Adam Schefter's actions were criticized by writer and former ESPN host Jemele Hill.


Later, Adam Schefter issued a statement through ESPN which stated that while he did not give editorial control over the story to Allen, sending it to him had been a mistake.


In 2022, Adam Schefter was criticized for his initial report on Twitter about Dwayne Haskins's death, which many found to be insensitive as it mentioned his struggles in the NFL.


Adam Schefter later deleted the tweet and replaced it with a video tribute, as well as issuing an apology.


Adam Schefter is a regular guest on numerous radio programs, including 104.3 KKFN in Denver, Colorado, ESPN 980 in Washington DC, ESPN 1000 in Chicago, Illinois, and 97.5 The Fanatic in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


Adam Schefter had a cameo appearance in the 2005 movie The Longest Yard.


In 2007, Adam Schefter married Sharri Maio, eleven months after meeting her on a blind date.