Ian Rapoport – born January 9, 1980 – is an American sportswriter, pundit, and television analyst who primarily covers the National Football League (NFL).
Rapoport grew up in Westchester County, New York, and attended Hackley School and Columbia University majoring in History.
Rapoport started his career for the Jackson Clarion-Ledger in 2004 covering the Mississippi State Bulldogs.
He moved on to The Birmingham News in 2006 to cover the Alabama Crimson Tide.
As reported on Pardon My Take (“PMT”), he applied for a job with the Boston Herald on the basis that he would cover Bill Belichick in the same manner he covered Nick Saban; being two coaches that do not like to reveal much to the media.
After receiving the job, he served as a Patriots beat reporter for the Boston Herald for three seasons starting in 2009.
Rapoport joined the NFL Network in 2012.