Jessica Mendoza

Broadcaster and MLB Analyst

Jessica joined ESPN in 2007 and in 2015 became the first woman to serve as an analyst for nationally-televised Major League Baseball games as she joined Sunday Night Baseball. She has since become one of the leading voices in ESPN’s Major League Baseball coverage. In 2020, Mendoza served as an analyst in ESPN’s exclusive English-language KBO League coverage for the 2020 regular season. She became the first woman to serve as a solo analyst for a national package of MLB game telecasts including weeknight games and holiday baseball. She also became the first woman to serve as a World Series game analyst on national radio as she joined the MLB on ESPN Radio team for the World Series.

Prior to her work with ESPN, Jessica was a field reporter for Yahoo! Sports at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games and also served as the lead college softball analyst on FOX Sports. She is a two-time Olympian and was a member of the U.S. Women’s National team from 2001-10. She is both a three-time World Champion (2002, 2006, 2010) and World Cup Champion (2006, 2007, 2010), in addition to being a two-time Pan American Gold Medalist (2003, 2007). In 2006, she was named the USA Softball Athlete of the Year and was also recognized in 2008 as the Women’s Sports Foundation Sportswoman of the Year. In 2012, Jessica was inducted into the Stanford Athletics Hall of Fame and in 2019, she was also inducted into the National Softball Hall of Fame.

Jessica received a BA in American Studies and a MS in Education from Stanford University.