Malika Andrews Husband, Parents, Sister, Salary, and Espn

Malika Andrews Bio

Malika Andrews is a well-known American reporter and sports journalist. Currently, she works as host of NBA Today which replaced The Jump and NBA Countdown. She was known to be the youngest sideline reporter for a broadcast during the 2020 NBA Bubble after she joined ESPN in October 2018 as an online NBA writer. In addition, Malika was the first woman to host the NBA Draft on June 23, 2022.

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Malika Andrews’s Quick Facts

Age:   29 years ( January 27, 1995 )
Husband:   Dave McMenamin (engaged)
Parents:  Mike and Caren Andrews
Height:  5 ft 7 in or 1.7m
Salary:  $600,000 annually


Malika Andrews is a 29-year-old journalist who was born on January 27, 1995, in Oakland, California, in the USA. Her parents are Caren, an art teacher, and Mike a personal trainer. When she was growing up, she was a Golden State Warriors fan. Malika spent a year working at her maternal grandfather’s civil rights law firm.

Moreover, she is of Jewish descent through her mother and holds American nationality. In 2008, she had a bat mitzvah. She grew up with her younger sister, Kendra Andrews.

Malika Andrews Husband

She is not yet married, however, she is engaged to Dave McMenamin. Dave is a 41-year-old NBA reporter for ESPN since 2009 and also serves as a beat writer and TV analyst primarily reporting for the Los Angeles Lakers and Cleveland Cavaliers. The couple began dating in 2022 and lived together in New York but she later moved to Los Angeles.

Malika Andrews Sister

Malika grew up with her younger sister Kendra Andrews. Kendra is a 27-year-old NBA reporter at ESPN joining the media station in January 2022. She covers Golden State Warriors games and is also responsible for writing and reporting for while contributing reports to various ESPN television platforms. Before Kendra joined ESPN, she was a Warriors reporter for NBC Sports Bay Area.

Malika Andrews Father

She is the firstborn daughter of Mike Andrews who is a professional personal trainer and a fitness enthusiast.

Malika Andrews Mom

Her mother is Caren Andrews who is an art teacher and has an art studio in Oakland, California. Caren holds a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from UCLA and a master’s degree in Education with a Specialization in Arts Integration from Lesley University.

Parents Nationality

Malika’s parents Mike and Caren hold American nationality.


Malika enrolled at Head-Royce School for a year and then joined therapeutic boarding school in Utah graduating in 2012 at the age of 17. She later joined the University of Portland when she was 18 after spending a year at her maternal grandfather’s civil rights law firm. While at the university, Malika served as a sports writer, sports editor, and editor-in-chief of The Beacon, the school newspaper.

She also covered a player who suffered a brain bleed after crashing into a wall. Malika has a bachelor’s degree in Communication graduating in 2017.

Josh Giddey

It was reported that Josh Giddey an NBA player was in a relationship with a minor on November 24, 2023. The girl was a minor who was 15 and a high school junior. However, Malika was blasted for being quiet about Josh Giddey’s situation.


Giannis Antetokounmpo is a Greek and Nigerian NBA basketball player who was not happy about Malika’s rumor before walking out in May 2019. He walked out of his postgame press conference following the Milwaukee Bucks’ Game 6 loss to the Toronto Raptors. According to the report, Malika shared that Giannis caught wind of the report about his future in Milwaukee and refused to answer thus leaving.


Malika holds American nationality having been born in the USA.


In August 2023, Malika earned an ESPN major promotion after taking over for veteran broadcaster Mike Greenberg on “NBA Countdown” as the station did its reshuffle. Thus, she became the new host of the NBA Finals.

Malika Andrews Espn

Malika joined ESPN as a reporter covering the Chicago Bulls and Milwaukee Bucks. She then moved to New York where she reported on the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets. Malika was among the first reporters to enter the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex for the completion of the 2019–20 NBA season in 2020. In her position, she has earned an Emmy nomination in the Emerging On-Air Talent category and was also recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists among others.

In 2021, Malika was named one of the Forbes 30 Under 30 in the sports industry. Apart from working at ESPN, she also appears on NBA Countdown, Around the Horn, SportsCenter, and Get Up. Moreover, she was appointed ABC’s sideline reporter for the NBA Finals coverage, taking over for Rachel Nichols in July 2021. Before joining ESPN, Malika spent a year as a Chicago Tribune reporter.

In a 2017 NBA Summer League game, Malika introduced herself to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Adrian had read her work at The Beacon. Furthermore, she honed her skills as an intern at the Denver Post before working as a James Reston Reporting Fellow in the sports department at The New York Times.

Malika’s ESPN colleagues include:

Mark Jones – Play-by-play Commentator

Tony Kornheiser – Co-host

Hubie Brown – NBA Analyst


Malika earns an annual salary of $600,000 for serving as a host of NBA Today and NBA Countdown.

Net Worth

She has worked as a sports journalist for some time now and Malika has attained a net worth of $2 million.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Malika Andrews Married?

She is yet to be married to her fiance Dave McMenamin.

Who Is Malika Andrews Dating?

Malika is engaged to Dave McMenamin a 41-year-old NBA reporter for ESPN.

How Tall Is Malika Andrews?

Malika is a woman of above-average stature standing at 5 ft 7 in or 1.7m.

How Old Is Malika Andrews?

Malika is 40 years old born on January 27, 1995, in Oakland, California, in the USA.

Who Is Malika Andrews?

Malika is a 29-year-old American reporter and sports journalist. Currently, she works as host of NBA Today which replaced The Jump and NBA Countdown. Before Espn, she spent a serving as a reporter for the Chicago Tribune.

Who Is Malika Andrews Engaged To?

Malika is happily engaged to Dave McMenamin

Who Is Malika Andrews Sister?

Malika has a younger sister Kendra Andrews also a sports reporter at ESPN.

Who Is Malika Andrews Father?

Malika’s father is Mike a professional personal trainer and a fitness enthusiast.

How Much Does Malika Andrews Make?

Malika earns a salary of $600,000 per annum.

Why Did Giannis Walk Out On Malika?

Giannis who is an NBA player was unhappy with a report written by’s Malika in May 2019.

Is Kendra Andrews Related To Malika Andrews?

Kendra is the younger sister of Malika.

Where Is Malika Andrews From?

Malika is a native of Oakland, California.

Where Is Malika Andrews?

She is working as a host of NBA Today and NBA Countdown at ESPN.

Social Media Account

Twitter – @malika_andrews

Instagram – malika_andrews