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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.
May 24, 2019
“[That] night was a breeze compared to last fall. I wasn’t walking around the field six months pregnant!”
Kris Budden + LSU Sports = Marathon Games! Her first assignment returning from maternity leave is to report on a…
May 17, 2019
“They Changed the Face of Women’s Sports Forever” – ‘99ers Legacy Lives On Through espnW Reunion Special
The Women's World Cup champions inspire many people, including two espnW producers who worked on the Julie Foudy-hosted program.
April 19, 2019
“You can watch every single second of the meet as if you were actually in Fort Worth.”
Learn how "Tech Tools," "Stream Team" and graphics elevate ESPN's NCAA Women's Gymnastics Championships coverage on ESPNU, ESPN2, ESPN3 and…
March 28, 2019
Home Suite Home: Mississippi State’s “Left Field Lofts” host ESPNU baseball production Thursday
"We’re always looking for new and innovative ways to produce baseball . . . [and] we had to give fans…
January 3, 2019
SEC Network’s Alyssa Lang Caps Off First College Football Season with Monday’s Thinking Out Loud MegaCast
"We shared deep thoughts on the best type of french fry, best rap song . . . all while keeping…
December 6, 2018
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.
November 13, 2018
SEC Network Anchor Peter Burns Makes Famous Finebaum Caller’s Dream Come True
Millie, a lifelong Alabama fan and one of "The Paul Finebaum Show's" most notorious callers, achieved a dream with a…
September 6, 2018
Is that Pine-Sol or are we in a forest?
Marty & McGee (debuts tonight, SEC Network, 7 ET) promises to debate “life, football and biscuits versus cornbread" on a…
September 4, 2018
Pigskin Picnics In The Park
Finebaum, SEC Nation shows kicked off the season in Charlotte backyard.
August 7, 2018
“It’s Always A Humbling Experience To Do Someone Else’s Job”
More than 40 LHN staffers took a “TV 101” crash course to job swap and produce an in-house "live event."…
March 22, 2018
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…
March 15, 2018
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.
March 12, 2018
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…
February 21, 2018
Team Player: Laura Rutledge and Jonathan McDonald
SEC Network's versatile Laura Rutledge explains why she values researcher Jonathan “J-Mac” McDonald's teamwork.
February 8, 2018
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.