LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 30:  Co-host Molly Qerim arrives at the Fighters Only World Mixed Martial Arts Awards 2011 at the Palms Casino Resort November 30, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Everything You Need to Know About Fantasy Football Now Host Molly Qerim

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Molly Qerim, host of Fantasy Football Now on ESPN, is someone who has moved up the ranks at the Worldwide Leader in Sports since she started there more than 10 years ago.


In her time there, Qerim has covered the UFC, College Football and was the breaking news reporter for Fantasy Football Now on ESPN2. She also co-hosted Campus Connection on ESPNU and has conducted interviews with athletes and celebrities for ESPN.com and ESPN Mobile. More recently, Qerim became the interim host of First Take in mid-July 2015 and was promoted to the permanent host of First Take in September 2015.


Outside of her newest role as host of Fantasy Football Now, here are three things you might now know about Qerim.

3. She Holds Multiple College Degrees

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Qerim graduated from the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and a minor in Business Administration. She also received her Master's Degree from Quinnipiac University in broadcast journalism.

2. She Hosts Lots of Shows on ESPN

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Besides being the newest host of Fantasy Football Now, Qerim is also the moderator for ESPN's First Take. Her job is to play middle man between Stephan A. Smith and Max Kellerman every weekday, which is no easy task with those two strong personalities. Qerim replaced Cari Champion, who was promoted to ESPN's flagship show, SportsCenter, in mid-2015.

1. She's Married to Former NBA Player Jalen Rose

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Qerim married former NBA player and ESPN analyst Jalen Rose in July 2018. The ESPN stars wed in a small ceremony in New York City before spending their honeymoon in Turks and Caicos. Rose originally confirmed their relationship in a tweet during 2016 and Qerim later opened up about how the couple managed their professional and personal relationship. 

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