This Emmy Award Winner Paves The Way For Women In Sports Media
For nearly 80 years, people flipped on the television, clicked over to NFL Network, and watched four men ramble through endless football jargon. Once the game began, more men would run through more jargon, and so on and so forth. While there may not have been a female role model in sports television for Andrea Kremer, she did not need one. She followed her passion for sports and media, pursuing communications at the University of Pennsylvania. After graduating in the early 1980’s, Kremer began to navigate her way through the world of journalism.
In 1984, she found herself working for NFL Films as their first ever female producer. Since then, Kremer has garnered awards for her expertise in media that would effectively run off this page, including two Emmys and a Peabody. She has covered over 25 superbowls and other major events like the NBA finals and multiple Olympic Games and All-star events.
In 2011 she was named one of the 10 greatest female sportscasters of all time, but is often referred to as one of the greats regardless of sex. In 2014, she took her career one step further, aiding the launch of the first ever all-female weekly sports show, “WE NEED TO TALK.” After CBS Sports Network aired this panel of women on prime time, their talent earned them a Gracie Grand Award for On Air Talent.
She continued to be a force in football journalism and media throughout the years working for ESPN, HBO, NFL Network, Sunday Night Football, and eventually becoming the recipient of the Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award presented by the Pro Football Hall of Fame. In 2018, she and Hannah Storm took over Thursday Night Football on Amazon Prime, airing in 200 countries and territories.
When Kremer is away from the studio, she spends time with her husband and son, and teaches in the department of communications at Boston University. She seems to do it all, but what she truly hopes for is that she can be an inspiration to young girls around the world. “When I was growing up, I didn’t exist,” she said to BU Today, and she, along with her female colleagues, have finally begun to change that narrative.
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