Asia Mape

Emmy-Award Winning Journalist and Sports Television Producer

Founder of I Love to Watch You Play

Asia Mape is a 4-time Emmy Award winning journalist and Sports Television Producer. She has worked for all the major Sports Networks: Fox Sports, ESPN, TNT, NFL Network and NBC Sports. She’s covered most high profile sporting events in the world, including five Olympics, multiple NBA playoffs, and 2 Super Bowls. She’s interviewed hundreds of athletes and has helped tell their stories of incredible talent, work ethic, and their journeys to become world-class competitors.

Growing up on the streets of Detroit, Asia played every sport possible, trying to keep up with her two older brothers. When her family moved to the suburbs of Washington DC, her competitive spirit persisted, and she began to channel her love into her favorite sport, basketball, spending every waking hour at the neighborhood basketball court. Youth sports planted a seed that would end up shaping Asia’s entire life. After winning a Virginia High School State Basketball Championship, she earned a basketball scholarship and a starting role as a freshman at Coastal Carolina College. Later, she transferred to the University of Michigan, where she earned a degree in Communications and began her path into sports journalism.


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