How ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter Got His First Big Break

By Brian Flood Comment

ESPN’s resident NFL guru Adam Schefter has built quite the reputation for being the go-to guy when it comes to breaking football-related news, which is evident by his 4.41 million Twitter followers. But Schefter’s success didn’t come easy, and he got rejected so many times that he was thrilled to relocate across the country for a newspaper gig that paid $23,000 a year.

Schefter transitioned from print to television by volunteering at a local station, a decision that eventually landed him an on-air role at the NFL Network and paved the way for his current role at ESPN. It all started with a note his mom left on his bed, which he describes in “My First Big break.”

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Schefter is notorious for being glued to his phones—he wouldn’t even surrender them during the filming of our video because “they’re extensions” of his body. Between Twitter, scooping his competition and connecting with sources, it’s safe to say ESPN’s NFL Insider racks up data at a rapid pace. Why did he jump from Blackberry to iPhone? How many does he carry? Find out below:

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