Our Interview with Will Reeve

Will Reeve is a graduate of Middlebury College in Vermont and holds a B.A with honors in English and American Literatures. He is known as a journalist, sports broadcaster, actor, media personality, philanthropist, and as the son of Christopher and Dana Reeves. Will is a multi-platform commentator for ESPN, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, for which he has the role of multigenerational ambassador and community advocate.  At ESPN, Will appears on platforms including, but not limited to, SportsCenter, E: 60, and ESPN Radio. He also hosts the weekly MSG Hockey Show on the MSG Network in New York City. Will’s role with both ESPN and MSG Networks is to bring his perspective to potential stories and present them in his unique style, appealing to younger sports fans yet resonating with all viewers.

Will speaks nationwide on behalf of his family and the Reeve Foundation to harness support and mobilize community involvement around critical advances in the field of spinal cord research, and to honor the legacy of his late parents, Christopher and Dana Reeve. Will is also the captain of and board liaison for Team Reeve, the Foundation’s athletic events-related fundraising arm.  He has dedicated much of his life's work to preserving his parents' legacy through their foundation, the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. 

Interviewed by our Different & Able President and Founder, Alexandra Nicklas, Will discusses overcoming such tremendous grief at a young age, pursuing a career in sports journalism, and continuing his parents' work to cure paralysis. He also talks about how he is carrying forward the significant journey in the search to find a cure for paralysis. Will’s passion can be summed up in a quote by his late father, “What you do is based on powers we all have inside us; the ability to endure; the ability to love, to carry on, to make the best of what we have — and you don’t have to be a ‘Superman’ to do it.” 

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