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.
Anchors

Laura Rutledge’s Hectic Fall Reaches Fever Pitch with College Football Playoff Semifinal

ESPN and SEC Network host/reporter Laura Rutledge is pulling double duty at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl covering the College Football…
Behind The Scenes

Ryan Leaf’s Rookie Season with ESPN Punctuated with Cheez-It Bowl Assignment

Calling his alma mater Washington State's game vs. Air Force caps perfect ending to first year with ESPN for Ryan…
SEC Network

Go (Day) Long With Alyssa Lang In ESPN’s Buzzing Charlotte Studios

SEC Network host takes you through a “Day in the Life” on the Queen City campus on a Monday, one…
College GameDay

“What blew me away was the community that travels every single week as GameDay”

Jason Fitz, new to the College GameDay road show this season, shares some of his many souvenirs from the show's…
SEC Network

SEC Network’s “The Moment with Laura Rutledge” Gives an All-Access Pass to SEC Fandom

Laura Rutledge talks about the origins of the show and what she hopes viewers will take away.
SEC Network

“[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…
Journalism Showcase

“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.
Innovation

“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…
Innovation

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…
SEC Network

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…
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

Millie, a lifelong Alabama fan and one of "The Paul Finebaum Show's" most notorious callers, achieved a dream with a…
SEC Network

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…
SEC Network

Pigskin Picnics In The Park

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

“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."…
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