Molly McGrath will join the new national sports network, Fox Sports 1, which launches in August 2013. Molly will serve as an anchor, host, and reporter for the Los Angeles based network.
Molly McGrath grew up in San Francisco, California and eventually moved across the country to attend Boston College, where she studied Broadcast Journalism and received her Bachelor of Arts in Communications. Most recently, Molly worked as the sideline reporter and in-arena host for the Boston Celtics. Her live reports at TD Garden got her noticed by Comcast SportsNet New England and she was offered an opportunity to report from the sidelines for the network’s game broadcasts and to host their show, Celtics Now. In addition, Molly hosted, produced, and edited daily updates, exclusive interviews, and other packages for the Celtics' team website.
Molly's enthusiasm for sports began at Boston College, where she was a college cheerleader for four years and was named captain of the team her senior year. She received the Athletic Director's Award for Academic Excellence four years in a row, and was honored by the Athletics Department with a Senior Leadership Award for her dedication to the program. Molly created a student sports reporter position interviewing BC student athletes daily, covering the teams on the sidelines, and producing and hosting her own sports show, which was taped live in her school's busiest dining hall. This passion expanded further through internships with NBC Sports and the New England Sports Network. After graduation, Molly worked at ESPN in Bristol, Connecticut as a Production Assistant, writing scripts and producing highlights for ESPN's show, SportsCenter. Her editing skills and writing ability helped her to land her job as the team reporter for the Boston Celtics.