Ian Rapoport
Rapoport in 2024
Born (1980-01-09) January 9, 1980 (age 44)
Alma materColumbia University
Occupation(s)Sportswriter, sports analyst

Ian Rapoport (born January 9, 1980) is an American sportswriter, pundit, and television analyst who primarily covers the National Football League (NFL).

Early life

Rappaport was born in Boston and grew up in Chappaqua, New York.[1] He was a college rower at Columbia University where he majored in history.[2][1]


Rapoport started his career for the Jackson Clarion-Ledger in 2004 covering the Mississippi State Bulldogs. He moved on to The Birmingham News in 2006 to cover the Alabama Crimson Tide.[1] As reported on Pardon My Take ("PMT"), he applied for a job with the Boston Herald on the basis that he would cover Bill Belichick in the same manner he covered Nick Saban.[1] After receiving the job, he served as a Patriots beat reporter for the Boston Herald for three seasons starting in 2009. Rapoport joined the NFL Network in 2012.[3]

Personal life

Rapoport is Jewish.[4] He and his wife Leah, whom he married in 2009, have two sons named Max and Jude.[5]


  1. ^ a b c d Schreck, Tom (February 3, 2021). "NFL Insider Ian Rapoport Works From Home in Westchester". Westchester Magazine. Retrieved March 4, 2024.
  2. ^ NFL Insider Ian Rapoport Used To Be An ELITE Level Rower?!. The Pat McAfee Show. May 9, 2023. YouTube.
  3. ^ "The Herald's @Rapsheet Is Heading To The NFL Network". March 6, 2012. Retrieved May 22, 2015.
  4. ^ Fintzy, Uri (October 15, 2012). "Watch NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport "catch" a ball to the face". Jewish Telegraphic Agency. Retrieved April 10, 2023.
  5. ^ Misra, Ishan (July 7, 2023). "Who is Ian Rapoport's wife Leah Rapoport?". firstsportz.com. Retrieved October 13, 2023.