Alex Flanagan is NBC’s longtime sideline reporter for Notre Dame home football games, most recently teaming with Tom Hammond and Mike Mayock.
In addition to her College Football assignment, Flanagan serves as a reporter for the NBC’s Sunday Night Football pre-game show. In February of 2012, Flanagan was teamed with Al Michaels, Chris Collinsworth and Michele Tafoya as a sideline reporter for NBC’s broadcast of Super Bowl XLVI. Flanagan also served as a sideline reporter for NBC’s broadcast of Super Bowl XLIII.
Flanagan has worked three Olympic Games for NBC. In 2012, she served as a reporter for the diving events at the London Games. Prior to that, Flanagan served as a sports desk reporter for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, and made her Olympic broadcast debut as host of CNBC and USA Network’s coverage during the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Alex works for NBC Sports on a variety of events, including the USA Swimming National Championships, the Short Course National championships and the Duel in the Pool in Manchester, England.
Prior to joining NBC, Flanagan worked at ESPN where she spent five years reporting from the college football sidelines. She also served as a sideline reporter for the College World Series, The Women’s Tennis Association’s Tour Championships and the NCAA women’s basketball tournament. As a reporter for SportsCenter she covered the NBA playoffs, Spring training and the NCAA’s Men’s basketball tournament. While at ESPN she also did a weekly segment for NFL Monday night countdown and served as a co-host of the Home Depot College Football Awards and ESPN Classic road shows.
Before joining ESPN, Flanagan worked for the Fox Sports Network. She was the featured reporter on “The Keith Olbermann Evening News,” served as a reporter for “The National Sports Report” and was a producer/reporter on the Emmy-nominated weekly sports investigative magazine show “Goin’Deep.”
Flanagan began her television career as a reporter and weekend anchor at KCCO-TV in Alexandria, Minn., and worked in the same capacity for WSFA-TV in Montgomery, Ala.
A native of Sonoita, Ariz., Flanagan graduated from the University of Arizona. She is married to Kevin Flanagan, a former University of Arizona basketball player. They have three young children.
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