Ashley Nevel is a sports reporter, host and producer who began her career working for ESPNU and Bleacher Report while studying broadcast journalism and sports management at the University of Arizona. She covered both the basketball and football teams and attended the NCAA tournament. After college she had the opportunity to work for the NBA Summer League, the adidas Summer Championships, CBS Sports for the Final Four and Super Bowl in Phoenix, the Big 3 and so much more.
She has also produced, wrote and edited her own weekly NBA show and worked on documentaries for high profile athletes in addition to managing the social media accounts for YurView/Cox Communications for Grand Canyon University Men’s Basketball. Her time spent working with various sports outlets covering a wide range of sports, especially basketball and football, have been instrumental in her evolution as an analyst in the rapidly changing sports industry.
Nevel’s most notable moments of her career have been interviewing high profile athletes and coaches like Steve Kerr, Doc Rivers, Damian Lillard, Devin Booker, Deandre Ayton, Stephen A. Smith and so much more. Many of her videos and interviews have gone viral on social media given the types of unique questions and interactions she has with her interviewees. She was also featured on ESPN First Take Your Take which got over 1 million views on Facebook. Social media has also been a way for Nevel to build her following and fan base by providing original content that cannot be found elsewhere.
She has continued to build and establish strong relationships with several well-known media personalities and professional athletes and coaches which has given her inside information and special access to workouts and events that most media members don’t get.
A special moment for Nevel happened in 2012 when she co-founded Arizona’s Sports Journalism Club to help guide and accommodate students who are just as passionate about sports journalism as she is. The club provided leadership and opportunities for students to get the necessary experience needed in order to move on to the next level. Given the turnout and success of the club, the journalism program FINALLY offers a sports journalism class, which wasn’t offered before.
Sports have taught Nevel lessons that she could not have learned elsewhere. They taught her the values of teamwork, leadership and discipline, but most importantly, the values of mental toughness and work ethic. She applies those values to everything that she does everyday and she will continue grinding to do what she loves.