ESPN’s Holly Rowe signed a multiyear deal to stay with the network, and then wrote a letter on Thursday thanking those who have supported her thus far in her battle with cancer.
Rowe joined ESPN in 1998, and since then, has covered a variety of sports, including college men’s and women’s basketball, the WNBA, college softball, college gymnastics, as well as sports such as college football and the NBA.
In her letter, she took time to thank all of those that have supported her throughout her battle with cancer.
“Navigating this year would not have been possible without my work family on the road each and every week – there so many to name – but know you all mean the world to me,” Rowe wrote. “Thank you to all my bosses, producers and colleagues who continue to stand by me. I am truly the luckiest girl in the world.”
She also provided an update on her health.
“I am still working on getting rid of this pesky cancer,” Rowe said. “My treatments continue, but I am living a beautiful and blessed existence. I am so touched by the coaches, players, fans and viewers who have reached out with love, support, and prayers.”
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Rowe has continued to work with the network despite battling cancer, which she also addressed.
“I got through this year with my tireless work ethic and continued dedication to reporting on the sports I love,” she said. “When people ask me why I don’t take time off, I reflect and think, “How could I miss all this? My greatest passion is finding compelling stories to share with our viewers. It seems so cliché and yet it’s true. I have never ‘worked’ a day in my life.”
Rowe will return to WNBA action on Thursday night when she broadcasts the New York Liberty’s game against the Minnesota Lynx.