ESPN has made their media credentials application process available at ESPNMediaZone.com. The version that employees of stations and networks need to fill out can be found here. If you are a freelancer, you must provide proof of assignment from the outlet that has hired you written on company letterhead as well as details of your coverage assignment. Those materials should be emailed to ESPYS@SunshineSachs.com. The deadline to turn in application materials is July 2nd.
This year’s event will be the 26th edition of the ESPYs, which began in March of 1993. Late NC State basketball coach Jim Valvano launched the Jimmy V Cancer Research Foundation with his iconic acceptance speech for the first ever Arthur Ashe Courage Award. Former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly will receive an award named for Valvano at this year’s event. Former race car driver Danica Patrick is set to host.
The 2018 ESPYs will be broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on ABC on Wednesday July 18th.