Who is Malika Andrews?
Malika Rose Andrews is an American sports journalist and reporter. She is the host of NBA Today, which replaced The Jump. She joined ESPN in October 2018 as an online NBA writer and debuted as its youngest side-line reporter for a broadcast during the 2020 NBA Bubble. Andrews was named one of the Forbes 30 Under 30 in the sports industry for 2021.
Early Life of Malika Andrews
Andrews was born in Oakland, California, to Mike, a personal trainer, and Caren, an art teacher. She grew up as a fan of the Golden State Warriors. During eighth grade, she began the year at Head-Royce School and later attended a year-round therapeutic boarding school in Utah, graduating at 17 in 2012 Andrews is of Jewish descent through her mother and had a bat mitzvah in 2008.
Andrews worked at her maternal grandfather’s civil rights law firm for a year before studying for a communications degree at the University of Portland and graduating in 2017. While at the University of Portland, she was a sportswriter, sports editor and editor-in-chief of The Beacon, the school newspaper. While at school she reported on a player who suffered a brain bleed after crashing into a wall. Following her story in the paper, the school put up padding to prevent further injuries.
Her younger sister, Kendra Andrews, covered the Golden State Warriors for NBC Sports Bay Area. In December 2021, Kendra was hired by ESPN to cover the Golden State Warriors.
Who is Malika Andrews Currently Dating?
Malika Andrews and famous Lakers, and ESPN reporter, Dave McMenamin have been reported by many to be dating but that happened not to be true, for currently, Malika does not have a boyfriend and is single. She is happily engaged with her passionate profession. She likes to keep her personal life private and does not share much of her private life through the official channels. So, her dating and relationship status is single as of 2023.
Andrews introduced herself at an NBA Summer League game in 2017 to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, who had read her work at The Beacon. She had an internship at the Denver Post before working as a James Reston Reporting Fellow in the sports department at The New York Times. Andrews also worked for one year as a reporter for the Chicago Tribune before joining ESPN.com as a reporter covering the Chicago Bulls and Milwaukee Bucks, later moving to New York to also cover the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets. After the Bucks lost to the Toronto Raptors in the 2019 Eastern Conference Finals, Giannis Antetokounmpo walked out of the press conference, upset about an article that Andrews wrote saying he might leave Milwaukee if the Bucks did not make improvements to win the title before he would become a free agent in 2021.