Inductee Profile

Andrea Kremer

shof-2010-Andrea_KremerPhiladelphia native Andrea Kremer has been described as the number one TV interviewer covering the National Football League today. Currently, she is the sideline and feature reporter for NBC’s top rated program, Sunday Night Football. In 2009, she was the sideline reporter for the Super Bowl.

Both TV Guide and the L.A. Times have called Kremer one of TV’s best sports correspondents of either sex. Her work is distinguished by her ability to ask tough questions and a penchant for pursuing non-traditional story lines.

In August 2008, Kremer covered both swimming and diving at the Beijing Olympics where she reported poolside on Michael Phelps’ historic pursuit of eight gold medals. She made her second Olympic appearance at the 2010 Vancouver Games as the reporter for speed skating and the closing ceremonies. Kremer also serves as a correspondent for HBO’s “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel”.

Kremer, a graduate of The Friends Select School and the University of Pennsylvania, began her career as sports editor of the Main Line Chronicle in Ardmore. Soon after, she joined NFL Films where she was the first female producer/director and later, the on-air reporter for the nationally syndicated show “This is the NFL”. During this period, she also contributed to the Eagles pre-game show on WIP radio.

Her next career step came in 1989 when she joined ESPN as the network’s first female correspondent. For 17 years, she provided in-depth reports for “Sports Center”, “NFL Countdown” and numerous other studio shows first from Chicago, then Los Angeles. She won Emmy Awards for her work in 2001 and 2005. She has amply demonstrated her versatility by covering 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, the Stanley Cup Playoffs and Finals, the NCAA Basketball Tournament and the PGA Championship.

Kremer has produced and reported on many investigative pieces on social issues as they relate to sports, such as sexual assault and domestic violence. In a 1997 poll by P. O. V. Magazine, she was cited as “Best Female” sportscaster and in 2001 was named one of the “Most Influential” moms in the country by Working Mother Magazine. She is an active member of AWSM, the Association for Women in Sports Media and has an integral role in their mentoring program. She is a member of the Women’s Sports Foundation and is on the Advisory Board of the Los Angeles Sports and Entertainment Commission. For the past seven years, she has served as the emcee for their annual football event at the L.A. Coliseum.

Kremer lives in Massachusetts with her husband and son.