ESPN's Holly Rowe tweets surgery on tumor in chest 'went well'

ESPN reporter Holly Rowe, who has primarily covered college football and college basketball for the network, had surgery Tuesday after a second tumor was found in her chest.

Rowe tweeted late Tuesday night that the operation "went well," sharing a photo of her hospital room and a television tuned to a college basketball game.

"@sportssiren So moved by all the love & prayers today. Thanks Surgery went well. Recovery helped amazing game WVUvsISU #hilton"

Rowe announced earlier Tuesday she would undergo her second surgery for a chest tumor.

"I wanted to share some personal news as I face a new challenge ahead," Rowe said in a statement. "In May, I had a tumor in my chest removed and I have recently learned that there is a new tumor, which needs to be removed via surgery today. In the coming days, I will know more about what potential additional steps I may take to address this situation.

"... I know I can conquer anything with prayer, love, positive energy and the support of good people behind me, and I am thankful for my son and amazing family. I hope to be back at work soon doing what gives me so much joy in life."

Rowe has been with ESPN since 1998 and has also covered the NBA, WNBA and softball.

"Every time I run into Holly Rowe at a game, it is a delight," ESPN president John Skipper said in a statement. "It is also a display of professionalism, teamwork and work ethic. She is admired and respected by her colleagues at ESPN and her peers throughout the industry. We all wish Holly and her loved ones well in this effort. We know how strong she is, we are with her and we look forward to her return."