THIS IS EPISODE 249 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST
Chris Mortensen is an award-winning journalist and one of the most respected and accomplished reporters covering the National Football League today. A senior NFL Insider, Mortensen joined ESPN in 1991. He regularly appears on “NFL Insiders,” “NFL Live,” “Sunday NFL Countdown,” “Monday Night Countdown,” “SportsCenter” and other programs. Mortensen also contributes to ESPN’s annual Super Bowl week and NFL Draft coverage, and his work regularly appears on ESPN.com.
Honored by the Professional Football Writers of America (PFWA) in 2016 with the prestigious Dick McCann Award for his long and distinguished contribution to pro football, Mortensen has covered every Super Bowl since 1985 with the exception of Super Bowl 50, when he was forced to take a leave of absence after being diagnosed with Stage 4 throat cancer. Even while undergoing treatment, Mortensen broke one of the biggest news stories of the NFL offseason when his report in March 2016 confirmed that future Hall of Famer Peyton Manning would retire after 18 NFL seasons.
Mort, as so many call him, is also a follower of Christ, and on this episode of the podcast he shares with us an update on his ongoing battle with cancer, his journey to faith in the Lord, how he navigates sharing his faith as a public figure, and the reason he has Matthew 18:6 on his Twitter page.
“For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord…
“And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.”
— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) December 25, 2018