Legendary ESPN reporter M.A. Voepel has come out as transgender in a heartfelt statement via social media. For 20 years, the award-winning reporter has been one of ESPN’s leading journalists for women’s college and pro basketball.
Due to his longstanding work within the sports community, officials for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced that Voepel would be the recipient of the Curt Gowdy Media Award.
However before the forthcoming ceremony, which is set to take place in September, the 48-year-old took to Twitter to open up about their trans identity for the first time. “In sports media, we’re lucky to tell stories of others’ journeys.
We have our own, too. Part of mine is being transgender, and I’m transitioning to male,” Voepel tweeted on 9 August. “Byline now M.A.