Report: ESPN Hiring Two Reporters To Cover Miami Heat

By Marcus Vanderberg 

Get ready for a long year of Miami Heat coverage.

Media day was held today on the campus of the University of Miami, where 250 media members flocked to get an early look at LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh.

ESPN was part of the 250 media members on hand, and according to, they are looking to beef up their Heat coverage.


Brian Windhorst of the Cleveland Plain Dealer and Mike Wallace of The Miami Herald, are the two reporters rumored to be on’s radar as Miami Heat beat reporters.

Yes, you read correctly.

Two reporters to cover the Heat.

And no, not for, which isn’t in the works at the moment.

Two reporters to cover the Heat for, which will be renamed by December at this rate.

Windhorst has covered James and the Cavaliers since 2003 and has been an ESPN contributor.

Brooks is reporting that Wallace has resigned from his position at The Miami Herald as beat writer for the Heat, though he has been tweeting from media day and had a story in Sunday’s newspaper.

The potential move makes sense for Windhorst, who could escape from what might be one of the worst teams in the league this year in Cleveland and rekindle his solid relationship with James.

But if you’re Wallace, wouldn’t you want to scoop the competition instead of getting lost in the shuffle?

Stay tuned.