Darren Rovell

The Action Network: Senior Executive Producer
Last November, Rovell joined The Action Network after 18 years covering the increasingly connected worlds of sports, entertainment and business. In two stints at ESPN, from 2000-06 & 2012-18, he regularly wrote for ESPN.com and contributed to ESPN shows, including SportsCenter and Outside The Lines. He also served as a business correspondent for ABC News, where he made appearances on the network’s flagship shows, including “Good Morning America,” “World News Tonight” and “Nightline.”

While at CNBC from 2006-2012, Rovell anchored five primetime documentaries, including “Swoosh! Inside Nike,” which was nominated for an Emmy. Rovell also contributed to NBC News, where he earned an Emmy as a correspondent for the network’s Presidential Election coverage.

Rovell has more than two million followers on Twitter and, in 2016, was named the top influencer on Twitter for Super Bowl Bowl 50, according to influencer marketing company Onalytica. In 2018, SportsBusiness Journal ranked Rovell the sixth most influential sports media personality on social media.

Rovell is the author of two books, including “First In Thirst: How Gatorade Turned The Science of Sweat Into A Cultural Phenomenon.” The book was named by Soundview Summaries as one of the 30 best business books of 2005. He is also a partner in Tastemaker Capital, a food and beverage venture capital fund that invests in early stage startups.