ESPN Gives NFL Insiders Josina Anderson and Damien Woody Contract Extensions

    The sports media legend of NFL insider Josina Anderson continues to reach new heights as ESPN has signed Anderson and NFL analyst Damien Woody to new multi-year contract extensions to remain vital contributors to ESPNs multi-faceted and distinguished year-round football coverage.

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    ESPN signs NFL Insider Josina Anderson and NFL analyst Damien Woody to new multi-year contract extensions: https://t.co/liRSEYL6Rc

    According to ESPN, Anderson, who was named ESPNs first female NFL Insider in 2015, will continue her multi-faceted role as a news-breaker, game-day reporter, and regular contributor to signature programs like NFL Live, Sunday NFL Countdown and SportsCenter. Woody, the two-time Super Bowl champion offensive lineman, will continue to appear regularly on NFL Live, SportsCenter and other programs, as well as ESPN Radio.

    Seth Markman, ESPN senior coordinating producer, NFL studio shows, had nothing but high praise for the African-American sports media elites. Anderson joined ESPN in 2011 and her ability to break stories and secure exclusive, insightful interviews, has always been her bread and butter and woodys experience as a 12-year NFL vet makes them valuable additions. 

    Josina is exceptional at breaking NFL news, storytelling and game-day reporting, while Damien offers tremendous insight on the games and on the experiences of NFL players, Markman said Both are signature NFL voices for ESPN who will continue to elevate our coverage in the years ahead.

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    Woody, also joined the company in 2011 and has emerged as one of  ESPN footballs  most recognizable, informative, enjoyable  and engaging talking heads. 

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    The extensions of Anderson and Woody also show ESPNs continued effort to diversify the faces emitting from their station and it reinforces the companys commitment to developing and maintaining minority talent. 

    JR Gamble joined The Shadow League in 2012. The General Manager of Content & Social Media is in his 25th year of covering sports and culture professionally. He has covered a wide variety of major sports and entertainment topics across different mediums, including radio, newspapers, magazines and national TV. His passion is baseball, the culturing of baseball and preserving and documenting the historically-impactful accomplishments and contributions of African-Americans in baseball.