Julie Stewart-Binks is joining ESPN where she’ll serve as a sideline reporter for Major League Soccer and U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Team games. Stewart-Binks, a versatile reporter and host who is emerging as one of soccer’s best sideline reporters, will make her ESPN debut in March 2017 during ESPN’s MLS season-opening telecast. The news was first reported by ESPN Media Zone.
Stewart-Binks moves to ESPN from FOX Sports where she contributed in a myriad of roles including update anchor, studio host, sideline reporter for soccer, and on-site reporter for other live events. She also conducted one-on-one interviews.
“Julie is one of the best reporters in soccer with a strong grasp of the nuances of the sport and an exceptional understanding of the relevant information fans need,” said senior coordinating producer Amy Rosenfeld, who oversees ESPN soccer content. “We welcome Julie to our team and as a fan of her work, I look forward to her contribution on every match telecast.”
“I am very excited to join ESPN, covering soccer on a network that continues to show its dedication, passion, and excellence in covering a plethora of soccer news and stories across diverse platforms,” said Stewart-Binks. “Through its coverage of soccer, ESPN continues to excel at showcasing a commitment to sports journalism.”
Born in Toronto, Stewart-Binks began her journalism career as a program assistant at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). At the CBC, she covered the National Hockey League working on the popular Hockey Night in Canada show. She also worked for CTV in Canada as a reporter and anchor before joining Fox Sports 1 in June 2013. An avid hockey fan and former prep player, Stewart-Binks has continued her work as a sideline reporter on NHL games.