Amanda Brooks

College sports has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. Growing up in the heart of the OSU-Michigan rivalry (NE Ohio) with parents who were deeply invested in all things Duke-UNC, I learned early on the importance of claiming allegiance to a team and sticking to it (which is how I justify being a Cleveland sports fan). I started working in sports while I was still a student-athlete at Hendrix College in Conway, Ark., and worked as a graduate assistant in athletics communications while getting my master’s at Vanderbilt University. I spent the next four years as a sports information director at the University of Florida, working directly with volleyball, track & field, and lacrosse. After a four-year stint trotting the globe with USA Track & Field as the press officer for the national team, I joined ESPN in August 2017 as the manager of communications for ESPN’s College Networks. Every day, I get the chance to promote all of the incredible people and programming we have on the SEC Network and Longhorn Network and support our PR efforts for college sports across all of our networks. On any given day, you can find me drinking coffee, scrolling through Twitter (@BrooksAD) and showing off pictures of my cat, Garko.
SEC Network

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Journalism Showcase

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SEC Network

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SEC Network

ESPN reporter Kris Budden shares perspective on working moms in the news biz

ESPN college sports sideline reporter Kris Budden shares her perspective on being a working mom in the television business.
ESPN Audio

SEC Network Anchor Peter Burns Makes Famous Finebaum Caller’s Dream Come True

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SEC Network

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SEC Network

Pigskin Picnics In The Park

Finebaum, SEC Nation shows kicked off the season in Charlotte backyard.
Longhorn Network

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SEC Network

March 24 marks emotional anniversary for Sisler

"Fifteen years ago seems like yesterday." - SEC Network commentator Lauren Sisler explains why the events of March 24, 2003…
Inside ESPN

13 Games, 1 Tournament and how Steffi Sorensen Made it Through

Just reading about Steffi Sorensen's 2018 SEC Women's Tournament will make you tired.
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LSU alum Spears hails Pistol Pete

Watch an exclusive clip from "Maravich," debuting tonight at 9 p.m. ET on SEC Network. Learn what Pistol Pete's legend…

Team Player: Laura Rutledge and Jonathan McDonald

SEC Network's versatile Laura Rutledge explains why she values researcher Jonathan “J-Mac” McDonald's teamwork.
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Rapid Round: Jimmy Dykes on his ESPN teammates

In his 20th year at ESPN, hoops analyst Jimmy Dykes shares fun quick takes on his colleagues.