Verbero Athlete Blake Bolden Joins ESPN Hockey Coverage as Reporter

Stick taps are due for Verbero Athlete and Los Angeles Kings Scout & Growth and Inclusion Specialist Blake Bolden.

The hockey trailblazer has added another title to her name, becoming a hockey reporter for ESPN. Bolden will work alongside a talented ESPN team, which features Emily Kaplan, Greg Wyshynski, Sean McDonough, Steve Levy, John Buccigross, Bob Wischusen and Leah Hextall. 

Analysts also include several legendary names such as Mark Messier, Chris Chelios, Ray Ferraro, Brian Boucher, Cassie Campbell-Pascall, Kevin Weekes, Ryan Callahan, A.J. Mleczko, Rick DiPietro, Hilary Knight, and Barry Melrose.

"This new and groundbreaking lineup will bring the NHL to an expanding legion of passionate fans," Jimmy Pitaro, Chairman of ESPN and Sports Content, said to ESPN Press Room

"We set out to put together a roster that would excite, engage and educate the entire range of fans - from diehard to casual - while inspiring the next generation. With this lineup, we believe we have done just that. We could not be more excited to welcome this talented and diverse group to the ESPN hockey family."

Congratulations, Blake!