Jeremy Schaap has been a reporter on ESPN since 1996, appearing frequently on SportsCenter and ˆ, on which he also serves as substitute host. In addition, he is the substitute host for The Sports Reporters on Sundays and contributes to ABC’s Nightline and World News Tonight. Schaap is also a correspondent for E:60, ESPN’s first multi-themed prime-time newsmagazine program. Schaap has won five Sports Emmy Awards and other honors for his work, which usually focuses not on simply who won or lost, but on breaking news, investigative journalism and profiling intriguing stories and personalities. He authored the New York Times bestseller Cinderella Man, which in 2005 became an Emmy-winning ESPN documentary about heavyweight champion James Braddock. He also authored Triumph: The Untold Story of Jesse Owens and Hitler’s Olympics, published in 2007. On Sept. 12, 2000, Schaap conducted a one-on-one, exclusive interview with former Indiana University coach Bob Knight – the first by Knight after being fired by the university two days earlier. He also was the first reporter to interview Darryl Strawberry in 1998 after the New York Yankee was diagnosed with colon cancer. In a poignant moment in 2006, Schaap won his fifth Sports Emmy Award, the one named for his award-winning journalist father who passed away in 2001 – the Dick Schaap Award for Writing. It was for the SportsCenter feature, “Finding Bobby Fischer.” He had previously won three for his work on Outside the Lines and one as a feature producer for SportsCenter. Before joining ESPN, Schaap, was a writer for NBC’s Atlanta Summer Olympics daytime show (hosted by Greg Gumbel), and a writer and producer for NBC’s Wimbledon coverage. In 1994, Schaap was a writer for CBS’s Lillehammer Winter Olympics prime-time show. His television career also includes covering sports and general news for New York 1 News (1992-94), and serving as an associate editor of special projects for the Winter and Summer Olympics for Sports Illustrated (1991-92). His writing has been published in the international edition of Time magazine, Sports Illustrated, ESPN The Magazine, Time, Parade, the New York Times, and in the official program of the Twenty-Fifth Olympiad. A native of New York City, Schaap is a 1991 graduate of Cornell University.