Kremer in 2004
February 25, 1959
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA
|Occupation||American Television sports Journalist|
Andrea Kremer (born February 25, 1959 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an 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 20 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.
Early life and career
Kremer was born February 25, 1959 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She graduated from 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 triple minored in English, sociology and anthropology, graduating cum laude in 1980.
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 the show “This is the NFL”. She also produced a number of one-hour specials including “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, Kremer also 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 ever all-female nationally televised weekly sports show. Airing in prime time, the weekly show will feature a rotating group of female panelists discussing all the hot topics and the latest news from across the sports landscape.
Kremer began her work at ESPN in 1989, where the 30-year-old reporter became the network's first female correspondent. She served as their Chicago-based correspondent upon her arrival, and then moved to Los Angeles to fill the same capacity in 1994. While at ESPN, Kremer contributed to many of the network’s programs, including “SportsCenter,” “Sunday NFL Countdown,” “Monday Night Countdown” and “Outside the Lines,” in addition to pieces on ESPN.com, ESPN Radio and ESPNEWS. She also moderated roundtable discussion and conducted interviews as a substitute host for ESPN’s “Up Close.” Many of her stories addressed topics such as domestic violence, athletes and sexual assault and drug abuse.
NBC and HBO
Kremer was a featured reporter on NBC’s coverage of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver as well as the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. During her time in Beijing, Kremer covered areas such as swimming and diving, as well as Michael Phelps’ epic pursuit of eight gold medals. During the swimming events of the 2012 Olympics Kremer covered the intense competition between Phelps and Ryan Lochte and was on deck when Phelps became the most decorated Olympian of all time.
She served as the sideline reporter for Super Bowl XLIII in February 2009.
In 2011, she left Sunday Night Football and was replaced by Michele Tafoya.
On November 15, 2011 the NFL sent out a press release announcing its official monthly publication, NFL Magazine, that will start distributing on December 13, 2011. Kremer became a regular contributor along with former NFL quarterback Boomer Esiason with Jim Buckley as the NFL publishing editor. The magazine eventually folded after only four issues.
Kremer has received two Emmy Awards in her career (2001, 2005). She was also presented with the PRISM Award in 2005 for her piece on former NFL defensive star 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 also cited as “Best Female” sportscaster in P.O.V. magazine in a September 1997 poll.
Kremer was named “the best TV interviewer in the business of covering the NFL” by the LA Times, and TV Guide claimed her to be “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, Kremer was listed as one of the "10 greatest female sportscasters of all time" by The Matador Sports.
- Main Line Chronicle (1982–1984)
- NFL Films (1984–1989)
- ESPN (1989–2006)
- NBC (2006–2012)
- HBO's "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel" (2007–present)
- NFL Network (2012–present)
Kremer teaches a course of her own design, “The Art of the Interview,” in the School of Journalism at Boston University’s College of Communication. She has also guest lectured at several universities including Stanford, Winthrop, DePaul and Endicott College.
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