Reporter, Super Bowl XVI Pre-Game
Alex Flanagan will contribute to NBC Sports' Super Bowl coverage for a second time when she serves as a reporter during pre-game. In February of 2009, Flanagan was teamed with Al Michaels, John Madden and Andrea Kremer as a sideline reporter for NBC's broadcast of Super Bowl XLIII.
Flanagan is NBC's longtime sideline reporter for Notre Dame Football home games, most recently teaming with Tom Hammond and Mike Mayock. She also serves in the same capacity for NFL Network for coverage of its Thursday night games. Flanagan has been a host and reporter for numerous programs on NFL Network since 2006.
In addition to her work on football, Flanagan served as a sports desk reporter for NBC Sports at the Vancouver Olympics and as host of CNBC and USA Network's coverage in Beijing. Flanagan helped bring an extra element of reality to EA Sport's Madden 2010 by providing commentary for the game's first post-game show.
Prior to the NFL Network, 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.