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Alex Flanagan



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Alex Flanagan has been a host and reporter for the NFL Network since 2006 on a variety of programs including NFL Total Access, Around the League and NFL GameDay Morning.

Flanagan provides sideline reports for NFL Network’s Thursday Night Football, which features an expanded 13-game schedule rounded out by play-by-play announcer Brad Nessler and Emmy-nominated game analyst Mike Mayock round out the broadcast team.

Flanagan also serves as the sideline reporter for NBC’s national broadcast of Notre Dame home football games with Mayock and play-by-play voice Tom Hammond, a position she has held since 2007. Her sideline reporting role for NBC also extended to teaming with John Madden and Al Michaels in February 2009 for the network’s telecast of the Steelers’ win in Super Bowl XLIIII.

In August of 2008, Flanagan was one of NBC’s hosts during its unprecedented coverage of the Beijing Olympics, where she anchored six hours of nightly Olympic coverage. That following year, she reported from the U.S. Swimming National Championships where Michael Phelps broke the 100-meter butterfly record. In 2010, Flanagan also covered the 2010 Winter Olympics from Vancouver for NBC.

Prior to working with NFL Network, Flanagan spent five years reporting from the college football sidelines for ESPN. She also served as a sideline reporter for the College World Series, the Women’s Tennis Association’s tour championships and the NCAA Women’s basketball tournament.

As a reporter for SportsCenter, Flanagan frequently filed reports on the Lakers, Dodgers, Angels, UCLA, USC and the Chargers. A versatile reporter, she has also covered spring training, the NBA playoffs, college football bowl games, the NCAA Men’s basketball tournament and did a weekly segment for NFL Monday Night Countdown.

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

Flanagan 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.

A native of Sonoita, AZ, Flanagan is a graduate of the University of Arizona. She is married to former University of Arizona basketball player Kevin Flanagan and has three children.

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