ESPN Sets Reporters for FIFA World Cup in Brazil
ESPN today announced the five television reporters - Julie Foudy, Jeremy Schaap, John Sutcliffe, Bob Woodruff and ESPN Brazil's Rubens Pozzi - for its unprecedented coverage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil this summer. The reporters will appear on ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC during pre-match, halftime and post-match shows, SportsCenter, ESPN FC, and FIFA World Cup-themed news and information programs, such as World Cup Tonight, throughout the month-long tournament.
Foudy, the former U.S. Women's National Team player who covered The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, for espnW, ESPN and ABC News, will serve as general assignment reporter for those same outlets. Schaap, the seven-time Emmy award-winning journalist, will cover the United States Men's National Team from training camp in mid-May through the completion of the World Cup.
ABC News anchor and award-winning reporter Woodruff, working primarily with ESPN's World Cup production team in his first FIFA World Cup assignment, will cover cultural and social stories, focusing on the impact of the quadrennial event on South America's most populous and largest economy.
Sutcliffe, ESPN's Mexico-based journalist for soccer, football and golf majors, will continue his expert reporting on the Mexican National Team throughout the World Cup, with Brazilian journalist Pozzi, focusing primarily on the Brazilian National Team.
"Our reporter group is truly unparalleled for any sporting event. With Bob, Jeremy and Julie, we have three of the very finest reporters in the business," said Jed Drake, ESPN Senior Vice President and Executive Producer. "Add John Sutcliffe and Rubens Pozzi, who will cover the Mexican National Team and Brazilian National Team, respectively, and we are more than ready to take on the important stories of this World Cup in Brazil that will need to be told."