Adam Schefter, born December 21, 1966 in Valley Stream, New York, grew up in Bellmore, Long Island. He attended John F. Kennedy High School before heading west to the University of Michigan.
While at Michigan, Schefter wrote for the Michigan Daily and eventually became the sports editor, covering the Wolverines’ Rose Bowl victory and NCAA Basketball championship in 1989. He also worked for the Detroit Free Press while taking classes. After graduation, Schefter attended graduate school at Northwestern.
Following an internship with the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Schefter landed his first job in 1990 with Denver’s now defunct Rocky Mountain News. He eventually became the paper’s Broncos beat reporter, and was later hired by the Denver Post in 1996.
After 16 years in Denver, Schefter transitioned from print to TV when the NFL Network hired him in 2004. He moved to ESPN in 2009, where he currently serves as an NFL Insider and is prominently featured on shows such as Sunday NFL Countdown and Monday Night Countdown.
Schefter also has an enormous presence on social media, especially Twitter. He has more than three million followers, the most of any ESPN personality, and frequently is the first to break NFL news on injuries, hires and trades.