Fox Sports is adding to its “Thursday Night Football” broadcast team, with the news today that Erin Andrews and Kristina Pink are joining the program as co-reporters.
“In addition, Andrews and Pink will contribute features to both ‘Fox NFL Kickoff’ and ‘Fox NFL Sundays,'” Fox Sports announced. “The duo will join seven-time Emmy Award-winning broadcaster and lead Fox NFL play-by-play announcer Joe Buck and Pro Football Hall of Famer, three-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback and lead Fox NFL analyst Troy Aikman. Fox NFL rules analyst Mike Pereira will also join the ‘Thursday Night Football’ broadcast on-site.”
The announcement notes that Andrews has contributed to the NFL on Fox coverage since 2013 and has worked regularly with Buck and Aikman since 2014. “She will continue being the lone reporter for Fox NFL’s top game each Sunday during the season,” Fox Sports announced, adding: “Andrews’ versatility as a journalist contributes in many facets of the Fox NFL broadcast including feature stories and reports each week.”
Said Andrews: “I’m very excited to join the ‘Thursday Night Football’ team on Fox. Sundays always come and go too quickly. Expanding my responsibilities to Thursday night with fellow Gator Kristina Pink will hopefully give audiences another reason to tune in and root for their favorite teams and players.”
Pink has been a reporter for Fox Sports’ NFL coverage since 2012, most recently teaming with play-by-play announcer Kenny Albert and Ronde Barber.
Pink, who also serves as a courtside reporter for the Los Angeles Clippers on Fox Sports’ regional network Prime Ticket, will relinquish her regular Sunday reporting duties in favor of working Thursday nights.
Said Pink: “I am extremely excited about the opportunity to work with this team on ‘Thursday Night Football.’ It will be an honor to be a part of the only NFL broadcast of the night. I can’t wait to get started.”
Fox Sports received the rights earlier this year to “Thursday Night Football” in a five-year deal covering games between Weeks 4 and 15, excluding Thanksgiving night. Games will air on Fox with a simulcast via NFL Network, along with streaming on Amazon Prime and distribution in Spanish on Fox Deportes.