Trailblazing

Andrea Kremer, Hannah Storm make broadcast history as first all-female announcing duo to call NFL game

Andrea Kremer and Hannah Storm. (Courtesy of Amazon / Business Wire)

Broadcast history is being made by women all over the world these days. Just last week, it was a journalist in Saudi Arabia making a historic broadcast on the state-run evening news and on Thursday night in the U.S., Hannah Storm and Andrea Kremer teamed up to call an NFL game — the first ever to be announced by only women — being aired on Amazon Prime.

But as Deadspin reported, many Amazon Prime viewers had trouble finding the version of the broadcast being called by Kremer and Storm. It turns out, viewers had to do a bit of search and could navigate to that broadcast by finding a menu on which it was the fourth option, beneath the other English and Spanish-language broadcasts.

Amazon posted a tutorial video explaining where the broadcast featuring Kremer and Storm could be found. According to Deadspin, the announcing duo watched the game from a studio in Connecticut instead of being on location in Los Angeles.

Earlier this week, the retail and streaming giant announced in a press release that Storm and Kremer would be making their debut in the broadcast booth this Thursday when they call the game between the Minnesota Vikings and Los Angeles Rams. The two will get behind the mic to call 10 more Thursday Night Football games after that this season as part Amazon’s Prime Video NFL package, the retail giant’s first foray into professional football broadcasts.

Kremer, the chief correspondent for the NFL Networks is a longtime veteran sideline reporter and broadcaster. In August, she was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. “Teaming up with Hannah and Amazon for this is truly special,” said Kremer. “Hannah is a brilliant journalist and she has been a friend for many years. With decades of experience as storytellers, we will be bringing a different voice and viewpoint to covering the game of football.”

Storm, also a veteran broadcaster with stints at NBC Sports and ABC Sports currently works at ESPN. She said, “I can’t imagine embarking upon this new role with anyone better than Andrea.” “A lifelong friend with Pro Football Hall of Fame credentials, she is the perfect partner. Together we’re looking forward to offering a new option for Prime members on Thursday nights and I’m excited to get to work!”

Related

ESPN anchor says she is no longer watching NFL football because the sport marginalizes women

As boys’ participation in tackle football wanes, girls are increasingly putting on the pads and playing

Teenager from Arizona could become 1st woman to make it to the NFL

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *