Malika Andrews is an American National Basketball Association (NBA) reporter, born on 28 January 1995. Malika studied at the University of Portland where she graduated with a bachelor’s diploma in arts. Her career started as a journalist with ‘The Beacon’ a college newspaper. Nowadays Malika is an ESPN basketball reporter on the Chicago Bulls, Milwaukee Bucks, and Minnesota Timberwolves.
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Family and Background
Malika was born to mother Caren Andrews in Oakland, California, and has a sister named Kendra Andrews, both born into an interracial marriage – their parents have been married for 28 years. Malika doesn’t like her family information being completely revealed, therefore some of the information about her parents and sister remain unknown. Malika occasionally posts photos of her family on her Instagram profile, which counts almost 50,000 followers.
Malika’s career and net worth
The first journalistic steps Malika took during her Bachelor studies were reporting on and writing articles for few media companies including Yahoo! Sports, SportTechie, The Beacon, Associated Press, The Denver Post, and KOIN-TV. Two months internship was between May 2015 and August 2015 when Malika was at KOIN-TV where she wrote sports reports which later led to another intern position at The Denver Post in 2016. Malika was also Editor-In-Chief for two years and six months at the University of Portland’s The Beacon.
Malika worked as a James Roston Reporting Fellow for one year in the New York Times sports department, then as a reporter for the Chicago Tribune. Nowadays Malika is working for ESPN as an NBA reporter, which she joined in October 2019.
Malika gained a reputation and fame while being part of the journalist team which traveled to Lake Tahoe – her role was reconstructing the events between Stormy Daniels and Donald Trump. Malika also reported about Sonoma County wildfires in the fall of 2017, while concentrating on the equine industry and the impact of the fire on it.
Another of Malika’s career highlights was reporting on the sexual assault case of coach Larry Nassar and its effects on children’s gymnastics. Andrews is currently a member of the National Association of Black Journalists, and is also involved in the NABJ Sports Task Force Scholarship Committee.
Scandals in the career
Malika is known for her bright reporting which can irritate some sports celebrities she writes about. This was a case with Giannis Antetokounmpo at a press conference after the Milwaukee Bucks’ loss to the Toronto Raptors.
Namely, Antetokounmpo was not happy to answer a question Malika asked, since before the post-game press conference he had read the article Malika wrote about Giannis’ possibly leaving the Milwaukee Bucks if the situation in the club didn’t change, and they didn’t make it to the NBA finals next season. He demonstratively left the press conference room leaving his teammate to answer other questions.
Malika is still a rising star in the journalist world, but proving her quality in the previous years.
Her net worth is reported to be over $500,000, while her annual income is reputedly over $60,000 on average due to income spanshe has on ESPN.
The private life of Malika Andrews
Malika hasn’t revealed any kind of information about her dating life. Her Instagram profile doesn’t give any hints about her love life, seemingly more goal and career-oriented. Therefore, we can conclude that Malika is still single. Among the other celebrities and their interviews on her Instagram profile, we can occasionally spot her sister, and notice a huge physical resemblance.
Traveling seems to be her passion, as she has visited some of the most beautiful places in the world. She loves traveling with her friends and family, and we can’t avoid noticing her happiness on those trips. Andrews also visited New York Fashion Week, so presumably she’s passionate about fashion.
Looking at her Instagram profile it is obvious that she is gaining popularity, and she maintains her profile with several monthly posts.
Her Instagram profile mostly contains pictures that are career-oriented, with a few family photos showing her family members.
Being born in an interracial marriage makes her ethnicity mixed. Her curly hair is dark brown and she has a pair of brown eyes matching her hair. She has a slim figure and a height of 5ft 2ins (160cm) with her weight around 125lbs (57kgs). Her style and outfit always seem to be professional and with a sense of taste for fashion.