Jackie Macmullan Biography
Jackie MacMullan (Born Jackie “Mac” MacMullan Boyle ) is an American freelance newspaper sportswriter and NBA columnist for the sports website ESPN.com. She attended Westwood High School in Massachusetts and is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire, where she played Division I basketball for the Wildcats. MacMullan was a columnist and associate editor of the Boston Globe until she took a buyout from the paper on March 2008. She began writing for the Globe in 1982. From 1995 to 2000 she covered the NBA as a senior writer for Sports Illustrated.
In 1999, MacMullan collaborated with Larry Bird on his autobiography Bird Watching: On Playing and Coaching the Game I Love. She released Geno: In Pursuit of Perfection with Geno Auriemma in 2006, and wrote the New York Times bestseller “When the Game Was Ours” with Magic Johnson and Larry Bird in 2009. In 2011 MacMullan collaborated with NBA superstar Shaquille O’Neal to write his autobiography titled Shaq Uncut: My Story.MacMullan has been a correspondent for several cable television networks including ESPN, CNNSI, and NESN, as well as WHDH-TV in Boston. She is a regular panelist on the ESPN program Around the Horn. She has also co-hosted episodes of the network’s Pardon the Interruption.
Jackie Macmullan Age
Jackie was born on October 7, 1960, in Manhasset, New York, United States. She is 58 years old as of 2018.
Jackie Macmullan Net Worth
MacMullan is the highly demanded sports writer and columnists for the media world. With her true dedication and devotion, she has earned a huge amount of wealth from her professional career. Her salary flows from $250k-450k annually, excluding bonuses, gratuity, and provident funds.
Jackie Macmullan Measurements
Macmullan has a height: 5′ 11″ (1.8 m)
Jackie Macmullan Husband
Macmullan says that she has a supportive husband under the name of Michael Boyle and that he knows the importance of her work and helps her to achieve her best. It is always important for any person to shine in the career. She records everything about her life and her husband Boyle about the first date they had together and the marriage details. However, such records are kept hidden from the public and few people know about it.
What the media knows about is that she enjoys a wonderful life. She does not have any extramarital affairs or boyfriends. Her net worth is yet to be known. There are rumors about previous relationships when it comes to Jackie. However, this is not something new considering how she is hot with the perfect measurement and height in the industry full of men. While writing in her media, most of her posts are about her kids.
Jackie Macmullan Book
Basketball: A Love Story
A sweeping and revelatory history of basketball, drawing upon hundreds of hours of interviews with the greatest players, coaches, executives, and journalists in the history of the game. In an effort to tell the complete story of basketball in all its fascinating dimensions, celebrated journalists Jackie Macmullan and Rafe Bartholomew have compiled nearly a thousand hours’ worth of interviews with a staggering number of basketball greats.
They’ve talked to hundreds of legendary players, such as Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, and Magic Johnson, and spoken with renowned coaches, including Phil Jackson and Coach K, as well as numerous executives, commissioners, and journalists. Most impressive was the extraordinary quality of the interviews. Again and again, players spoke candidly about secrets and told stories they’d never before discussed on the record.
The book that grew out of those interviews is an extraordinary project and quite possibly the most ambitious basketball book ever written. At once a definitive oral history and something far more literary and intimate, this is the never-before-told story of how basketball came to be, and about what it means to those who’ve given their lives to the game.
Jackie Macmullan Email
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Phone: (212) 400-1494
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Inspired by a major ESPN film series, this is an extraordinary oral history of basketball—its eye-opening untold history, its profound deeper meaning, its transformative influence on the world—as told through an unprecedented series of candid conversations with the game’s ultimate icons.
This is the greatest love story never told. It has passion and heartbreak, triumph and betrayal. It is deeply intimate yet crosses oceans, upends lives and changes nations. This is the true story of basketball.
It is the story of a Canadian invention that took over America and the world. Of a supposed “white man’s sport” that became a way for people of color, women, and immigrants to claim a new place in society. Of a game that demands everything of those who love it, yet gives so much back in return.
Jackie Macmullan Song Writer And Commentator
A nationally-recognized and award-winning sports columnist, author and commentator, Jackie MacMullan is a senior writer for ESPN and a regular panelist on Around the Horn. The former Boston Globe writer and editor contribute to other ESPN programs and is one of the company’s most respected NBA voices.
MacMullan has written for ESPN since she joined ESPN Boston in 2010. Focused on the NBA, she has written many memorable stories and features for ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine, including 2017 pieces on superstar Kevin Durant and his aspirations beyond basketball and an NBA Preview cover story on how the Houston Rockets landed Chris Paul.
Beyond her writing, MacMullan is one of the most tenured panelists on ESPN’s Around the Horn. She debuted in the show’s first week on air on November 2002 and has made more than 700 appearances on the weekday sports debate and discussion show, including ATH’s first-ever all-female panel in April 2016 alongside Jemele Hill, Kate Fagan, and Sarah Spain.
MacMullan makes regular appearances on many ESPN shows, including editions of SportsCenter, The Jump, SportsNation, and more. She was on ESPN’s first Sports Reporters show in 1988 and the only female panelist for the first couple of years, while serving as an intermittent guest from 2002 until 2017 (except between 1995-2000). MacMullan has also been a guest host on Pardon the Interruption and is regularly featured on local Boston news and radio stations.
For more than 20 years, MacMullan was a sports columnist and editor for The Boston Globe. Beginning in 1982, she covered a variety of sports, including the 1986 World Series, the 1987 Stanley Cup Finals, the 1988 Olympic Games, as well as numerous Final Four tournaments and NBA Championships. She was named columnist – the first female columnist in the history of the paper – and associate editor of the Globe in January 2002. She occupied that position until 2008.
MacMullan was also a senior writer for Sports Illustrated from 1995-2000, covering the NBA. From 1996-99, she was a regular contributor to CNN/SI, the 24-hour news network, and from 1990-95, was an ESPN correspondent. In addition, she has worked as a correspondent for WHDH-TV in Boston and New England Sports Network (NESN).
MacMullan has earned multiple national awards from the Associated Press for her investigative reporting and feature-writing. A pioneering journalist, she also carries the distinction of being the first and only woman to receive the Curt Gowdy Award from the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame for a career of excellence in basketball writing and reporting.
In 2019, MacMullan received the PEN/ESPN Lifetime Achievement Award for Literary Sports Writing – the first female recognized with this honor. The Association for Women in Sports Media (AWSM) also selected her as the 2019 recipient of its Mary Garber Pioneer Award, the organization’s highest honor.
Other notable awards for MacMullan include the Tufts University Distinguished Achievement Award (1995), the New England Women’s Leadership Award recipient in sports (1997), the New Fund Hall of Fame media recipient (2000), the Ron Burton Community Service Award (2009) for “demonstrating leadership in service and respect for others,” and Fairfield University basketball’s “Leaders of the Herd” Lifetime Achievement Award (2015).
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