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 2012 she joined the NFL Network as the Chief Correspondent for Player Health & Safety. In this role, Kremer is the face of the network’s coverage and in-depth reporting on one of the most glaring issues facing professional sports, not just football. In addition to the NFL Network, Kremer is also a correspondent for HBO’s “Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel.” Among her many accolades, including two Emmy Awards, Kremer has been called “the best TV interviewer in the business of covering the NFL” by the Los Angeles Times.
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 network’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.
In May of 2007, Kremer joined HBO’s Emmy-Award winning program and contributed a host of critically acclaimed profiles and features. 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. In March of 2011, she served as the correspondent for the show’s special report on college football that made national headlines and garnered industry-wide praise for its in-depth reporting.
For five seasons, she was the sideline and feature reporter for the Emmy Award-winning “Sunday Night Football” on NBC. She also periodically reported on football for the network’s popular “Today” morning show. She also previously contributed to the NFL Network as a special correspondent and was one of the original columnists for NFL Magazine.
Kremer is also a highly 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. In addition, she also guest lectured on journalism at leading universities including Stanford, Boston University, Winthrop and Endicott College. A charity-minded individual, Kremer also 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.
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.” Kremer teaches those same skills in the Department of Journalism in the Boston University College of Communications. The course, of her own design, is entitled “The Art of the Interview” and is believed to be one of only a few in the country devoted solely to teaching students the fundamentals of this vital part of the reporting process
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. Kremer’s forte is breaking news stories, and she has provided investigative pieces on social issues as they relate to sports, such as sexual assault and domestic violence.
Kremer was cited as “Best Female” sportscaster in P.O.V. Magazine in a September 1997 poll and in 2001 was named one of the “Most Influential” moms in the country by Working Mother magazine.
Prior to joining ESPN, Kremer worked at NFL Films (1984-89), where she was a producer/director and 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. Her first assignment at NFL Films was working on the HBO program, “INSIDE THE NFL.”
Before joining NFL Films, Kremer was sports editor from 1982-84 of the Main Line Chronicle in Ardmore, Pa., the state’s largest weekly newspaper. Kremer also teaches a course of her own design, “The Art of the Interview,” in the School of Journalism at Boston University’s College of Communication. A Philadelphia native, Kremer graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1980. She is married with one son.