Philadelphia Eagles coverage gets an upgrade courtesy of Molly Sullivan
After losing her position with NBC Sports Philadelphia, former Sixers sideline reporter Molly Sullivan lands on her feet. She’s got a new gig with the Philadelphia Eagles.
For five NBA seasons, Molly Sullivan was a sideline reporter for the Philadelphia 76ers. That ended in June, on the Monday prior to the most recent NBA Draft. As tough as that was, a silver lining appears to have been found in that dark cloud. She’ll be joining the Philadelphia Eagles.
At least that’s the plan for the next month or so.
Let’s get some of you caught up.
According to Sullivan, a meeting that lasted less than a minute resulted in her being let go by NBC Sports Philadelphia. Though some of why she’s no longer with the Sixers is cloudy, we can apparently chalk things up to some pretty bland phrases like the team wanted to ‘go in another direction’.
It was an unexpected but minor setback in Sullivan’s career, a career that includes being an ACC Champion, a Four-time NCAA qualifier in the 1650 freestyle and the fastest Miler in North Carolina Tar Heels history.
She also spent time as a Las Vegas-based entertainment reporter. That led to gigs with news networks in L.A., Las Vegas, San Francisco and Honolulu, but it was in Philly where she found some of her most joyful moments. She described herself as being ‘crestfallen’ once she learned she was no longer with the Sixers, stating ‘I thought I would be here for a long time’.
There are, apparently, no hard feelings from NBC Sports Philadelphia. Now it’s time to move on, and move on, she shall.
As mentioned, she’ll be joining the Eagles.
What’s her role?
Sullivan will be covering the Eagles’ 2018 training camp both on social media and on the team’s official website, PhiladelphiaEagles.com. Her new journey begins one day after the Eagles took a day off and on the day ‘The Birds’ plan to do a little hitting in practice.
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There’s no word yet on whether Sullivan’s new gig will, eventually, result in a more permanent one, but here’s what we do know. After enduring ‘The Process’ and not being able to grow with a Sixers team that’s slowly venturing into the NBA consciousness again, it should be fun to cover the defending Super Bowl Champions for a while.
We, at ITI, wish her the best of luck.