Andrea Kremer (born February 25, 1959 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
is a multi-
Emmy Award Winning American television sports journalist.
She currently works as the Chief Correspondent for the NFL Network
where she leads the network's coverage and in-depth reporting on
health and safety, a critical issue facing professional sports. Kremer
is also a correspondent on HBO's Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel. Until
the 2011 season she worked as a sideline reporter for NBC on the
network's coverage of Sunday Night Football.
Kremer has covered more than 25 Super Bowls, the NBA Finals and
All-Star Game, Major League Baseball's All-star Game and League
Championship Series, college football bowl games, Stanley Cup Playoffs
and Finals, NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament, U.S Olympic basketball
trials, 2012 U.S. Olympic swimming trials, and the PGA Championship.
1 Early life and career
2 Professional career
3 Awards and honors
6 External links
Early life and career
Kremer was born February 25, 1959 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She
Friends Select School
Friends Select School in Pennsylvania and then became a
student at the University of Pennsylvania. While at the University of
Pennsylvania, Kremer became a member of the sorority Phi Sigma Sigma
and pursued her passion for ballet, performing with the Philadelphia
Civic Ballet Company.
Kremer began her career in 1982 as the sports editor of the Main Line
Chronicle in Ardmore, Pennsylvania, the state's largest weekly
newspaper. Upon completing a story on NFL Films, the television
production arm of the National Football League, Kremer's mother urged
her to apply for a position.
She left the Chronicle in 1984 to join
NFL Films as its first female
producer. Her first assignment was working on the HBO program Inside
the NFL. Kremer worked until 1989 as a producer, director, and on-air
personality for This is the NFL. She produced a "The All-Pro Dream
Team," "All the Best", and "Gift of Grab". She received an Emmy Award
nomination in 1986 for writing and editing the
NFL Films special
"Autumn Ritual." While at NFL Films, she served as contributing
reporter to the
Philadelphia Eagles Pre-Game Show on WIP-AM.
In 2014, Kremer joined the team of We Need to Talk, the first
all-female nationally televised weekly sports show. Airing in prime
time, the weekly show featured a rotating group of female panelists
discussing all topics and news in sports. At the conclusion of the
program's inaugural season, the show won a Gracie Grand Award for On
Air Talent: Sports Program In 1989 she became ESPN's first female
correspondent. She served as their Chicago-based
correspondent, then moved to Los Angeles to work as correspondent in
1994. At ESPN she worked on SportsCenter, Sunday NFL Countdown, Monday
Night Countdown, and Outside the Lines, in addition to pieces on
ESPN.com, ESPN Radio, and ESPNEWS. She moderated roundtable discussion
and conducted interviews as a substitute host for Up Close. Many of
her stories addressed topics such as domestic violence, sexual
assault, and drug abuse.
Kremer left ESPN in 2006 to become a sideline reporter for NBC Sunday
Night Football and to contribute to the studio program Football Night
She was a reporter on NBC's coverage of the
2010 Winter Olympics
2010 Winter Olympics in
Vancouver and the
2008 Olympics in Beijing. During her time in
Beijing, she reported on swimming, diving, and Michael Phelps's
pursuit of eight gold medals. During the swimming events of the 2012
Olympics, she reported on the competition between Phelps and Ryan
Lochte and on Phelps becoming the most decorated Olympian of all
time. In 2010, she concentrated her Olympic coverage on speed
skating in Vancouver.
She served as the sideline reporter for
Super Bowl XLIII
Super Bowl XLIII in February
2009. In 2011, she left Sunday Night Football and was replaced by
Kremer has been a correspondent for HBO's Real Sports with Bryant
Gumbel. She has contributed stories such as her 2016 investigation
into sexual assault in Bikram Yoga, which was named as one of the one
of the ten most shocking stories of the year by Metro. During her
time at Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, she interviewed Robert Kraft,
Kobe Bryant, Urban Meyer, Pete Carroll, Phil Jackson, Lane Kiffin,
Barrett Robbins, DeMaurice Smith, Bill Parcells, Joakim Noah, Jim
Harbaugh, and John Harbaugh.
Kremer became a regular contributor to NFL Magazine with former NFL
quarterback Boomer Esiason. The magazine folded after four
In 2012, Kremer joined
NFL Network as a Chief Correspondent and led
the network's coverage and in-depth reporting on health and safety.
She reported on defensive back
Darrelle Revis return from an ACL
injury. She interviewed
Johnny Jolly during his prison sentence for
drug abuse charges and return to the field with the Green Bay Packers.
She did as story on Laurent Robinson's concussion.
Awards and honors
Kremer has received two Emmy Awards in her career (2001, 2005). In
2012, she was given a
Peabody Award for her story on the abuse of the
drug Toradol. She was inducted into the Philadelphia Sports Hall of
Fame at the end of 2017. In 2014, she was the first inductee into
the Cynopsis Sports Hall of Fame for her contributions to the sports
industry. She was presented with the
PRISM Award in 2005 for her
story on NFL defensive player Dexter Manley's substance abuse and
addiction. In 2001, she was named one of the "Most Influential" moms
in the country by
Working Mother magazine. She was cited "Best Female"
sportscaster in POV magazine in a September 1997 poll.
Kremer was named "the best TV interviewer in the business of covering
the NFL" by the Los Angeles Times.
TV Guide named "among TV's best
sports correspondents" whose work is "distinguished by her eagerness
to calmly ask tough questions and her refusal to pursue the same old
story." In addition, she was listed as one of the "10 greatest female
sportscasters of all time" by The Matador Sports.
Kremer teaches "The Art of the Interview", a course of her own design,
in the School of Journalism at Boston University. In 2015, she was
appointed Andrew R. Lack Fellow  at Boston University. She has
lectured at Stanford, Winthrop, DePaul, and Endicott College.
Kremer has spoken at events for Amarantus Bioscience, Citi, Goldman
Sachs, First Republic Bank, Fidelity, NFL All-Access, The Boston
Group, and the Philadelphia Eagles. She supports the charities the
Brain Tumor Society, Best Buddies, Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation,
the Marvin Lewis Community Fund, and Right to Play.
Kremer is married to
University of Massachusetts Boston
University of Massachusetts Boston archaeologist
John Steinberg.
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