Veteran reporter Andrea Kremer has joined NFL Network full-time. Kremer has been synonymous with the NFL for her work with ESPN and most recently as a sideline reporter for NBC's Sunday Night Football. In 2011, she left the SNF sidelines replaced by Michele Tafoya and had been serving as a correspondent for HBO's Real Sports. Kremer will focus on player safety issues and report on other major stories as announced by NFL Net:
NFL Network has added veteran sports journalist Andrea Kremer to its ranks, it was announced today. Kremer will be the chief correspondent in a newly-formed unit dedicated to covering NFL player health and safety issues. She will also contribute other reports and features on major topics across NFL Network programming.
“Andrea’s journalistic credentials, particularly in regards to reporting on the NFL, speak for themselves and we’re thrilled to add her talents to NFL Network,” said NFL Network Executive Producer Eric Weinberger. “Reporting on player health and safety across the league is a key initiative for NFL Network and Andrea will do an outstanding job covering this issue.”
It's a move that hasn't gotten much publicity, but one that will greatly improve NFL Network. Given Kremer's reputation and respect across the industry, it's hard to believe she hasn't gotten a full-time gig since leaving NBC. With player safety becoming ever more significant in the NFL, focusing Kremer there is a forward-thinking move. It seems to be a perfect fit for both sides.