Sara Walsh
Walsh at State Farm Stadium in September 2020
Born (1978-04-12) April 12, 1978 (age 45)
Alma materUniversity of North Florida
Years active2000–present
(m. 2014)

Sara Elizabeth Walsh (born April 12, 1978) is an American sportscaster who currently works for NFL Network. She worked for ESPN from 2010 to 2017.[1] Walsh came to ESPN from WUSA in Washington, D.C., where she served as the station's weekend sports anchor and Redskins beat reporter from 2006 to 2010.

Early life and education

Walsh grew up in the Tampa Bay area, graduating from Gulf High School in New Port Richey, Florida.[1] Walsh was a four-year starter as a forward on the University of North Florida soccer team,[2] where she holds the school record for goals and points in a game.[1]


Prior to WUSA, Walsh worked at WKRN in Nashville from 2003 to 2006, winning four regional Emmys in three years. She co-hosted the weekly Monday Night Live with Titans head coach Jeff Fisher, and hosted a weekly radio show with then Titans defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth. Walsh also served as sports director at WPGA in Macon, Georgia from 2001 to 2003, and began her career as a sports writer for the Beaches Leader newspaper in Jacksonville Beach.

She was an anchor on ESPN's SportsCenter until May 4, 2017, when she was released by the network.[3] She was hired as a reporter for the 2018–2019 NFL season by Fox Sports.[4] She will also serve as a studio host for their NASCAR coverage.[5]

Personal life

In 2014, Walsh married former Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Matt Buschmann.[6]

On February 3, 2017, Walsh announced she had given birth to twins, Hutton and Brees, a few days earlier.[3][7]


  1. ^ a b c Campbell, Steven (April 12, 2012). "Walsh takes sports passion from Gulf High to ESPN". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved September 20, 2018.
  2. ^ "1999 Women's Soccer Roster". North Florida Ospreys. 1999. Archived from the original on June 14, 2000. Retrieved February 26, 2023.
  3. ^ a b Bieler, Des (May 15, 2017). "Sara Walsh says she had on-air miscarriage while hosting ESPN's 'SportsCenter'". Washington Post. Retrieved September 20, 2018.
  4. ^ "FOX Sports Unveils 2018 NFL Season Broadcast Teams". July 30, 2018. Retrieved September 20, 2018.
  5. ^ Press Release (February 5, 2019). "FOX NASCAR Rounds Out 2019 Studio Roster with Addition of Hosts Lindsay Czarniak and Sara Walsh". FOX Sports.
  6. ^ "David Price Played Matchmaker Between ESPN's Sara Walsh and Minor League Pitcher". The Big Lead. February 20, 2014. Retrieved September 20, 2018.
  7. ^ "Instagram (sarawalsh10)". Instagram. Archived from the original on December 23, 2021. Retrieved February 3, 2017.