Jenn Brown is two time Emmy Award winning sports broadcaster. Jenn Brown is two time Emmy Award winning sports broadcaster. She currently works as a host for the NFL Network. You can see her Tuesday nights hosting A Football Life: Backstory as well on NFL Scoreboard on Sundays.
This past summer, Jenn co-hosted NBC's hit summer primetime show American Ninja Warrior.
Prior to working with NFL Network, Brown spent 8 years as a reporter and host for ESPN. She spent 3 years reporting from the college football sidelines on ESPN’s Thursday Night Primetime Game along with ABC and ESPN’s Saturday Noon Package. She also served as a reporter for the College World Series, Little League World Series, Summer and Winter X Games, NFL Draft, National Signing Day and the ESPYS. Jenn was a Los Angeles based Bureau reporter for ESPN contributing interviews and reports for ESPN’s news-gathering operation for SportsCenter, College GameDay and College Football Live. She also co-hosted ESPNU's popular college football show RoadTrip which covered the biggest college football and basketball rivalry games throughout the year. She also guest hosted SportsNation on ESPN2.
Jenn has covered a range of sporting events including the Super Bowl, BCS National Championship Game, College Baseball World Series, NBA Finals, Monaco Grand Prix and Daytona 500.
Before joining ESPN, Jenn worked for Showtime Sports as the first ever female correspondent on Inside the NFL. She contributed special interest features on players as well as provided coverage of the Super Bowl and International Game in London. From 2008-2010, Jenn also reporter ring and cage side for Showtime Sports and CBS’s boxing and mixed martial arts programing.
In the summer of 2009, Jenn co-hosted ABC’s prime-time show The Superstars where athletes and celebrities paired up and competed against each other in various sport competitions.
In 2008, Jenn was a host at E! Entertainment working on their daily online news show E! News Now. In her role at E!, Jenn also appeared as an entertainment correspondent on CNN Showbiz Tonight along with Chelsea Lately.
In 2004, Jenn got her start in television by hosting and producing travel shows for Bennett Productions. For three-and-a-half years she traveled to over 25 countries, taking viewers along on her many bold and electrifying adventures. She swam with sharks in Bora Bora, hang glided over the beaches in Brazil, paraglided off a mountain in Alaska, spent 2 weeks on a safari in Africa, cave dived in the Cenotes, swam with alligators in the Everglades, hung with the KGB in Russia, drove a Bugatti across the country in the Great America Run, drank 150 year old wine in the Ukraine, ran a 5K in Barcelona, watched Teahupoo surf contest in Tahiti from a helicopter, took surf lessons in Costa Rica, walked the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival and watched the Monaco Grand Prix from a yacht in the harbour. Needless to say Jenn is a bit of an adventurist...and she loves every minute of it.
Over her career Jenn has been seen on ESPN, ABC, CBS, Showtime, E!, CNN, CMT, Versus and HDNet.
NCAA Career Highlights
Jenn attended the University of Florida on a full academic scholarship and played four years on the Florida Gator softball team. Making the team as a freshman walk-on and winding up its senior captain, she finished 3rd all-time in career stolen bases.
Jenn received several academic honors while at the University of Florida. She graduated Summa Cum Laude (with highest honors), was an active member of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee as well as a member of the Florida Blue Key. She was named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Academic All-American team, CoSIDA Academic All-District team, was a four time SEC Academic Honor Roll, a member of the National Society of Collegiate Honors, was a two time academic President's List as well as a two time academic Dean's List. Jenn also started a mentoring program to help teenage girls in foster care.
Jenn applied to 17 law schools with the intention of becoming a Sports Agent, but was offered a job to host a travel show and moved to Los Angeles. To this day, Jenn has not opened any of the potential acceptance letters from law schools, they sit in a box in a closet in her Mother's house in Orlando, Florida.
After college Jenn was hired to be a fitness model for Under Armour and worked for them for several years. She appeared in numerous print and billboard campaigns as well as one of their Super Bowl commercials.
High School Career Highlights
On October 14th, 2010 Jenn was inducted into Bishop Moore High School's Athletic Hall of Fame, being recognized as an All-Around Athlete. She broke her high school's record by earning the most varsity letters (14), by a male or female athlete.
An athlete at heart, her competitive nature began at an early age when she took up sports at 3 years old. Her parents, both former Olympic Gymnastics coaces, instilled Jenn with a passion for sports.
As a softball all-star, a Junior Olympic diver and a track and field superstar, her love for the game ultimately resulted in her breaking her high school's record by earning the most varsity letters (14), by a male or female ahtlete while playing 7 sports in high school. She captained and played 5 sports in one year (diving, volleyball, basketball, softball and track & field) and was also chosen as one of the top 10 Athletes in Central Florida her senior year.
In addition to excelling in athletics in high school, Jenn served as class president, was on the honor roll every year, completed over 150 hours of service within her community as well as was chosen as Miss Bishop Moore her senior year.
A Word From Jenn
When I was inducted into my high school hall of fame, I was asked if I had any advice to give the current student-athletes. Here is what I said:
"When I was in high school and college I wish someone had sat me down and told me to really enjoy all of the special moments AS they happen and make sure I take it all in. I know it seems like something so obvious to do, but looking back, I realize that I kind of took for granted my life as it was happening and I was always focusing on tomorrow. See when you get older, you will find that life starts to fly by...and a lot of the time, it's not until a moment has passed, that you look back and realize how truly special it was. So my advice to our youth is simple: Be sure you enjoy and remember TODAY...because those moments will be memories before you know it."
- Jenn Brown