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Alex Flanagan



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Alex Flanagan is an accomplished and versatile sportscaster who has covered a variety of sporting events including eight Super Bowls and four Olympic games.

Alex has spent nine years at NFL Network as both an anchor and a reporter. In 2006, she began with the Network as a studio host and was part of the launch of NFL GameDay Morning, first as the news anchor and then as a co-host.

In 2010, NFL Network took Alex out of the studio and onto the NFL sidelines where she became part of the Thursday Night Football broadcast team.

Most recently, Alex has reported from the sidelines of the 2015 East-West Shrine Game and the 2015 Senior Bowl. She served as co-host of the 2015 NFL FLAG Championships at Super bowl on Nickelodeon and was on the field interviewing owner Robert Kraft and game hero, Malcolm Butler, minutes after New England won Super Bowl XLIX.

Alex is often recognized for the 7 years she spent as NBC’s sideline reporter on its national broadcast of Notre Dame football from 2007-2013. Yet, her highest profile sideline assignment was reporting from Super Bowl XLIIII in 2009 in what would be John Madden’s final game broadcast. She has also contributed to NBC’s Today Show and can be seen and heard in the video games Madden 09 and Madden 10.

Alex covered her fourth Olympics in 2014 from Sochi, Russia where she was the Cross Country Skiing and Biathlon reporter. She was on the diving deck at the London games in 2012 and in Vancouver, worked alongside NBC’s Lester Holt as a sports desk reporter in 2010.

In 2008, Alex was one of NBC’s hosts during its coverage of the Beijing Olympics, where she anchored six hours of Olympic coverage nightly.

Prior to working with NFL Network, Alex spent five years reporting from the college football sidelines for ESPN and as a reporter for Sportscenter. In 2003, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences recognized Alex for contributing to the Emmy Award winning Sportscenter, on ESPN.

Before joining ESPN, Alex worked for the Fox Sports Network. She was the featured reporter on The Keith Olbermann Evening News, served as a reporter for The National Sports Report and as a producer/reporter on the Emmy-nominated weekly sports investigative magazine show, Goin’ Deep.

Alex began her television career as a reporter and weekend anchor at KCCO-TV in Alexandria, MN and worked in the same capacity for WSFA-TV in Montgomery, AL.

Alex grew up on a ranch in Southern Arizona where her parents own and operate The Steak Out Restaurant. She is an alumni of the University of Arizona and serves on the University’s National Leadership Counsel. Alex is married to former Wildcat basketball player Kevin Flanagan. She and her husband have three children.

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