A graduate of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Molly Sullivan is a former world-ranked distance swimmer and U.S. Olympic Trials competitor as well as an ACC champion and four-time NCAA qualifier in the 1650 freestyle for the Tar Heels.
Trading in her swimsuit for a business suit after graduating from UNC, this athletic sportscaster is now in her seventh year working for the Comcast Sports Group and NBC Sports Group family of networks with an emphasis on college football and the NBA.
Currently, Molly is the sideline reporter for the Philadelphia 76ers on Comcast SportsNet. She joined the network in April 2012 and immediately picked up NBA playoff experience as the sideline reporter for the final month of the regular season and the Eastern Conference playoffs. Molly then re-signed with CSN for her first full NBA season in 2012-13 where she traveled with the Sixers for all games and will return for her second season in October. When she's not on the sidelines, other assignments for Comcast SportsNet have included reporting for Eagles Pregame Live, Eagles Postgame Live, Philly Sports Talk, SportsNite and SportsRise.
In July 2013, Molly joined Top Rank Boxing as a ringside reporter during fights as well as a correspondent and host for the country's premiere boxing promotions company. Molly also recently returned to the sport where her career began, joining CBS Sports Network as a college football sideline reporter in the fall of 2013 and adding to her current roles covering the NBA and boxing.
Previously, Molly worked for the MountainWest
Sports Network (The Mtn.) which was also a member of the Comcast Sports Group,
part of the NBC Sports Group and a division of NBCUniversal. During her five
years with The Mtn., Molly worked primarily as a college football sideline
reporter and was also the lone sideline reporter for men's and women's
basketball on the nationwide network. Utilizing her more than 14-years of
experience as a competitive swimmer, she also served as the swimming color
analyst for all studio shows. But the action didn't end there as she covered a
total of 12 college sports for The Mtn. with a focus on pre- and post-game
coverage as well as in-depth feature stories for the network's daily sportscast,
and she also co-hosted special programming.
Molly's work covering college sports could occasionally be seen on various other
networks, including CBS Sports Network and NBC Sports Network which were league
partners with The Mtn. She also hosted ESPN Road Trip to the Big Dance for a
three-part series. In addition, as one of the top swimming analysts on
television, Big Ten Network called upon Molly to lead its swimming coverage for
the past three seasons.
In a city where sports and entertainment are uniquely intertwined, Molly's first
on-air job was in her hometown as a Las Vegas-based entertainment reporter and
producer for a syndicated news segment that aired on newscasts across the
country. A year later, she landed her own half-hour community lifestyle
television show on Las Vegas' ABC affiliate where she served as both the
program’s host and associate producer. Molly’s knowledge of the Entertainment
Capital of the World quickly led her to the national stage as a field reporter
and producer for networks and publications, including E! News and The Daily 10
on E! Entertainment Television as well as Life & Style Weekly magazine. It was
during this time that she was approached by publishers to co-author the first
insider's book about Las Vegas written specifically for women, Las Vegas Little
Red Book: A Girl's Guide to the Perfect Vegas Getaway. After three years of
covering entertainment news right out of college, Molly eagerly returned to her
athletic roots in the fall of 2007.