Sports Business Classroom is excited to announce that multi-Emmy Award winner Andrea Kremer, Correspondent for the NFL Network and HBO Sports, will be a featured speaker in our TV, Online and In-Arena Broadcast major at the 2017 Sports Business Classroom (SBC) in Las Vegas.
Every Sports Business Classroom student will learn about television and broadcast production in the GE sessions. Those choosing the TV, Online, and In-Arena Broadcast major will focus on in-depth broadcast production content during the last three days of the program.
As a featured speaker at the 2017 Sports Business Classroom, Kremer will be a part of an all-star lineup of sports business executives that are teachers and presenters. Last year’s SBC featured NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, Washington Wizards Head Coach Scott Brooks, the Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey, Ned Cohen of the Philadelphia 76ers, Toronto Raptors GM Masai Ujiri and the Vegas Summer League’s very own Warren LeGarie.
SBC Speaker Bio: Andrea Kremer – Correspondent, NFL Network & HBO Sports
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 Chief Correspondent for the NFL Network. She led the network’s coverage and in-depth reporting on health and safety, a critical issue facing professional sports. She has 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, and also got wide receiver Laurent Robinson to open up 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. Her 2016 investigation into sexual assault in Bikram Yoga was called one of the Ten Most Shocking Stories of the Year by Metro US. Among the most memorable interviews she has done at HBO include compelling one-on-ones with Kobe Bryant, Urban Meyer, Pete Carroll, Phil Jackson, 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.
In 2014, Kremer was named the first inductee into the Cynopsis Sports Hall of Fame in recognition of her many contributions to journalism. That same year, Kremer joined the team of “WE NEED TO TALK,” the first ever all-female nationally televised weekly sports show on CBS Sports. Airing in prime time, the weekly show features a rotating group of female panelists discussing all the hot topics and the latest news from across the sports landscape. After its inaugural season, the show won a Gracie Grand Award for On Air Talent: Sports Program.
Prior to Kremer’s current roles, she was a reporter for NBC Sports and, for five seasons, Kremer was the sideline and feature reporter for the Emmy Award-winning “Sunday Night Football” on NBC. Kremer periodically reported on football for the network’s popular “Today” morning show, and in the summer of 2012, Kremer was front and center for NBC Sports as she covered swimming at the London Olympics where 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. A versatile reporter, Kremer has worked more than 20 Super Bowls, 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 providing investigative pieces on social issues as they relate to sports, such as sexual assault and domestic violence.
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 also served as a contributing reporter to the Philadelphia Eagles Pre-Game Show on WIP-AM in Philadelphia.
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. In 2015, she was appointed the Andrew R. Lack Fellow at Boston University. She has also guest lectured at several universities including Stanford, Winthrop, DePaul and Endicott College. Kremer is an engaging public speaker and has delivered keynote addresses, hosted or emceed events for organizations such as Amarantus Bioscience, Citi, Goldman Sachs, Fidelity, 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.
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.
Connect with Andrea on Twitter: @andrea_kremer