ESPN Names Molly Qerim Full-Time Moderator of First Take

By Brian Flood 

Molly Qerim has been named full-time moderator of ESPN2 debate program First Take. She now has the tough task of hosting a show which features Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith arguing about the hottest trending topics on the sports social scene for two hours per day.

“Molly is smart, resourceful and engaging,” said ESPN vp Marcia Keegan. “From day one, she has worked hard, been very prepared and is always asking for more information. She’s a team player who collaborates very well with Skip and Stephen A.”

Qerim will also expand her role with as a contributor to ESPN Radio’s Mike & Mike weekday morning program that also airs on ESPN2, where she will present a variety of content including news and breaking news updates.


“I’m ecstatic to continue working with Skip and Stephen A. and look forward to contributing to Mike & Mike. These gentlemen are some of the best in the business. It’s an honor be on their team and back home with ESPN,” Qerim said.