Chief Correspondent, Player Health & Safety, NFL Network;
Correspondent, HBO’s “Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel”
Andrea Kremer is one of the most accomplished and widely respected journalists in the industry today. In 2011, she was named one of the 10 greatest female sportscasters of all time. TV Guide said Kremer is “among TV’s best sports correspondents of either sex,” and her work is “distinguished by her eagerness to calmly ask tough questions and her refusal to pursue the same old story.”
A two time Emmy award winner, Kremer is currently the NFL Network’s Chief Correspondent for Player Health and Safety. In this role, Kremer is the face of the network’s coverage and in-depth reporting on a critical issue facing professional sports. She chronicled All Pro defensive back Darrelle Revis’ year long comeback from a devastating ACL injury for “A Football Life.” She interviewed Johnny Jolly in prison for drug abuse and then a year later as he returned to the Green Bay Packers’ starting lineup. She got wide receiver Laurent Robinson to talk about how his life changed after suffering four concussions in four months.
Kremer is also a correspondent for HBO’s “Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel.” Since 2007, she has contributed a host of critically acclaimed profiles and features to the Emmy-Award winning newsmagazine show. Among the most memorable interviews she has done at HBO include compelling one-on-ones with Pete Carroll, Lane Kiffin, Barret Robbins, DeMaurice Smith, Bill Parcells, Joakim Noah and Jim and John Harbaugh. Her story on the abuse of the drug Toradol helped earn Real Sports its first Peabody Award in 2012.
Previously (2006-2012) Kremer was a reporter for NBC sports. For five seasons, she was the sideline and feature reporter for the Emmy Award-winning “Sunday Night Football” on NBC. She periodically reported on football for the network’s popular “Today” morning show. In the summer of 2012, Kremer was front and center for NBC Sports as she covered swimming at the London Olympics. Her insight and unparalleled story telling ability was featured across all of the NBC’s platforms. In 2010, Kremer covered speedskating at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver and in 2008, she was lauded for her reporting of Olympic icon Michael Phelps’ dramatic pursuit of a record eight gold medals in Beijing.
Before joining NBC, Kremer was ESPN’s Los Angeles-based correspondent, providing in-depth reports for “SportsCenter,” “Sunday NFL Countdown” and “Monday Night Countdown” among other studio shows. In 2005, Kremer received a PRISM Award for her ESPN story on Dexter Manley. Kremer has worked more than 20 Super Bowls. A versatile reporter, she has covered 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 and the PGA Championship. With ESPN, Kremer’s forte was breaking news stories, and she provided investigative pieces on social issues as they relate to sports, such as sexual assault and domestic violence.
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. Kremer is also an engaging public speaker and has delivered keynote addresses, hosted or emceed events for Citi, Goldman Sachs, NFL 101, the Boston Group and the Philadelphia Eagles among others. A charity-minded individual, Kremer supports several nonprofit organizations including The Brain Tumor Society, Best Buddies, Tom Coughlin’s Jay Fund, the Marvin Lewis Community Fund and Right to Play.
Prior to joining ESPN, Kremer worked at NFL Films (1984-89), where she was a producer, director and later an on-air reporter for the nationally syndicated show “This is the NFL.” Kremer received an Emmy nomination in 1986 for writing and editing the critically acclaimed NFL Films special “Autumn Ritual.” She also produced several one-hour specials including the “All-Pro Dream Team,” “All the Best,” and “Gift of Grab.” While at NFL Films, Kremer served as a contributing reporter to the Philadelphia Eagles Pre-Game Show on WIP-AM in Philadelphia.
Kremer began her career in Ardmore, Pennsylvania as the sports editor of the Main Line Chronicle (1982-84). A Philadelphia native, she graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1980. Kremer, who was named one of the “Most Influential” moms in the country by Working Mother magazine, is married with one son.