Malika Andrews Bio, ESPN, Age, Family, Wife, Height, Net Worth

Malika Andrews
Malika Andrews

Malika Andrews Biography

Malika Andrews is an American journalist who is currently working as a reporter and host of NBA Today. She joined ESPN in October 2018 as its youngest sideline reporter for a broadcast during the 2020 NBA Bubble. As the network’s only black female NBA reporter, she was named one of the Forbes 30 Under 30 in the sports industry for 2021.

Born in Oakland, California, but growing up in the Golden State Warriors, Andrews was kicked out of Head-Royce School during eighth grade. However, she later attended a year-round therapeutic boarding school in Utah, graduating in 2012. She worked at her maternal grandfather’s civil rights law firm for a year before studying for a communications degree at the University of Portland and graduating in 2017.

While at the university, she was a sportswriter, sports editor, and editor-in-chief of The Beacon, the school newspaper. In addition, she reported on a player who suffered a brain bleed after crashing into a wall, and following this, the school put up padding to prevent further injuries.

After graduating, she introduced herself at an NBA Summer League game in 2017 to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, who has read her work at The Beacon. Following this, she got an internship at the Denver Post before working as a James Reston Reporting Fellow in the sports department at The New York Times.

Malika also worked for one year as a reporter for the Chicago Tribune before joining ESPN. She first joined ESPN as a reporter covering the Chicago Bulls and Milwaukee Bucks, later moving to New York to also cover the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets. After the Bucks lost to the Toronto Raptors in the 2019 Eastern Conference Finals, Giannis Antetokounmpo walked out of the press conference, upset about an article that Malika wrote saying he might leave Milwaukee if the Bucks did not make improvements to win the title before he would become a free agent in 2021.

In 2020, she was nominated for an Emmy in the Emerging On-Air Talent category. Additionally, she has been recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists, the National Association of Black Journalists, and the Columbia Scholastic Press Association for her work. Andrews was also named one of the Forbes 30 under 30 in the sports industry for 2021.

On July 6, 2021, she was announced as ABC’s sideline reporter for the NBA Finals coverage, taking over for Rachel Nichols. Rachel was removed after audio was leaked of Nichols disparaging the network’s promotion of analyst Maria Taylor as the primary host of the Finals.

Malika Andrews Age

How old is Andrews? Andrews is 29 years old as of 2023. She was born on January 27, 1995, in Oakland, California, United States. In addition, she celebrates her birthday on January 27 and her zodiac sign is Aquarius.

Moreover, Andrews is of African-American ethnicity and holds American nationality.

Malika Andrews Height

Andrews stands at an average height of 5 feet 7 inches and weighs 61 kg, equivalent to 134 lbs. She has black eyes and dark brown hair.

Malika Andrews Family

Andrews is the proud daughter of Caren Andrews (mother) and Mike Andrews (father). Her father is a personal trainer and her mother is an art teacher. In addition, she has a younger sister named Kendra Andrews who covered the Golden State Warriors for NBC Sports Bay Area. Recently, Kendra was hired by ESPN to cover the Golden State Warrior.

Malika Andrews Husband

Andrews confirmed that she was living with her boyfriend in New York City during the start of 2020. However, she has not shared details about her boyfriend.

Malika Andrews’s Net Worth

Andrews has an estimated net worth of between $1 million and $5 million. Her income is mainly attributed to her career as a journalist.

Malika Andrews Salary

Andrews receives an estimated annual salary of between $20, 000 and $100, 000.

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