Rising ESPN college football reporter dies on his 34th birthday

By Matt Collins Article may include affiliate links

A 34-year-old college football reporter for ESPN died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019 after a brief illness.

  • “We are very sorry to have to share the devastating news of the tragic passing of friend and ESPN colleague Edward Aschoff,” ESPN said in a statement. “He died earlier today, his 34th birthday. Our thoughts are with his loved ones, including his fiancée, Katy.”
  • Aschoff joined ESPN in 2011, originally working for its SEC Network.
  • He moved to the network’s Los Angeles facility in 2017 and began expanding to a national role.
  • Aschoff had taken to social media Dec. 5 saying he contracted an illness during an Ohio State-Michigan football game that had then progressed into multifocal pneumonia.
  • At the time, he reported he was on antibiotics but still battling a cough, fever and sweating.
  • Aschoff was set to be married to his fiancee, Katy, in April 2020.