Gabriele Marcotti '95, has spent the past decade building his reputation as an expert international soccer journalist. This month, he added ESPN to his resume of employers.
ESPN announced that Marcotti signed a multi-year deal to create content across multiple ESPN media as a writer and analyst. He will appear regularly on "Press Pass," the network's nightly soccer disscussion show, as well as write for ESPNFC, the upcoming multi-language, multi-country soccer brand under which ESPN will house all of its soccer properties in the near future.
"I've thoroughly enjoyed watching, consuming -- and, periodically, contributing to -- ESPN's soccer coverage around the world," Marcotti says. "ESPN brings a uniquely global and distinctive offering to soccer fans, and one which I'm looking forward to working on."
The Italian-born Marcotti, who now lives in London, is a former DP reporter and Editorial Page Editor.
ESPN.com editor-in-chief Patrick Stiegman said, "Gabriele is one of the very best authorities on the global game of soccer and brings a supreme level of professionalism and excellence to his work. Few can bring his insight into global soccer allied to his experience, personality and knowledge which we think will fit perfectly with our teams online and on TV worldwide."
Marcotti serves as a correspondent for Sports Illustrated and The Wall Street Journal, The Times in England, Sunday Herald in Scotland, Corriere dello Sport and La Stampa in Italy, and others. He has appeared on a number of British radio programs. He has also written three books: Paolo Di Canio's autobiography (1999); "The Italian Job" (2006), written in conjunction with Gianluca Vialli; and Capello: Portrait of a Winner (2008), an unauthorized biography of the England manager, Fabio Capello. "The Italian Job" was nominated for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year. "Capello: Portrait of a Winner" was nominated for the National Sporting Club's British Sports Book of the Year award.