Love & ESPN: Jalen Rose and Molly Qerim Are Dating

Former NBA star and current ESPN analyst Jalen Rose has been roaming these bachelor streets for quite awhile now. But it looks as if Jalen is finally ready to leave the single life.


Jalen and his fellow ESPN co-worker, First Take host Molly Qerim are a couple. Qerim began her career at ESPN in 2006 and rejoined the network in 2015 to take over as the host of the popular debate show after Cari Champion left for SportsCenter.


Qerim was previously an anchor and reporter for the NFL Network, hosting NFL AM and NFL Fantasy Live from 2012 – 2015. Prior to that, she served as an anchor/reporter for CBS Sports Network from 2010 – 2012, focusing primarily on college football and basketball (NCAA Tournament).

Rose began his career at ESPN in 2007 following his retirement from the NBA. In 2012 he was named as studio analyst for NBA Countdown. In September of 2015, ESPN Radio launched the Jalen & Jacoby show.

Jalen will make his return to First Take on Friday, July 15th. Rose had basically been banned since he and Skip Bayless got into on air, and Jalen referred to the ex-ESPNer as “Water Piston Pete.”