Fran Kilinski

The Official Website of Fran Kilinski: Journalist, Trainer, and Much More…


Masters’ Candidate, just getting started…

Here’s a little background on me. I’m from a small town in upstate New York called Schenectady. I first decided I wanted to work for ESPN when I was inspired by the enthusiasm of the late, great Stuart Scott. Having always had the gift of mastering language–I could name all 50 states at age 2–and seeing how much fun Scott had with his on television, I said, “I want to do that.”

My love for talking about sports came from my love of playing them; but my particular favorite was always basketball.

I’m proud to say I’ve played and competed in nearly every sport, but the one I’ve taken the most liking to is basketball for it’s exciting, fast-paced, in-your-face style. Since I was young, I kept a Little Tikes hoop in my backyard, and it was the first sport I remember ever since. From organized catholic youth leagues to AAU to my present-day role as co-captain of my college team, my love for it has only grown stronger.

Fran Kilinski dunk
Pre-season dunk contest practice!

I’ve worked my way up, and now I even have my own ESPN profile. Okay, well, my Division III school once competed against Division I NJIT, and because of that, my stats were logged on ESPN. Nothing special really, just showing you my sense of humor.


Since coming to New York City–it’s truly been a life changing experience–I’ve also taken interest in many other things. It’s amazing how many opportunities present themselves if you keep your doors open.

I’ve had the pleasure of meeting two talented musicians who I room with now in a Harlem apartment (Check out their stuff below). I’ve modeled and interned for an up and coming fitness company, and as an athlete, it sparked my interest in physiology and exercise science, especially since I’m trying to take my game to the next level.

So what’s next, you might ask?

Follow my posts to find out!!


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