Prime Video adds a top journalist to be ‘Thursday Night Football Feature Reporter’

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Prime Video continues to recruit talented journalists to its team Thursday Night Football. The streaming service has recently announced that Taylor Rooks joins the wraparound coverage for Thursday Night Football as a feature reporter. Rooks will conduct sit-down interviews with players and coaches, host feature pieces and provide additional content throughout the pregame, halftime and postgame shows. 

 “Words genuinely can’t describe how thrilled I am to be joining Thursday Night Football on Prime Video,” Rooks said in a statement. “I’m so thankful for the opportunity to dive into more NFL coverage through in-depth interviewing and creative storytelling. Most importantly, I get to be on a team of talented, forward-thinking individuals bringing something cutting-edge and exciting to the streaming space. Being from the South, football has been a passion of mine for my entire life. The chance to merge my love of the sport with my love of innovation is truly a dream come true.”  

Rooks joins a Thursday Night Football broadcast team that includes Al Michaels, Kirk Herbstreit, Kaylee Hartung, Tony Gonzalez, Richard Sherman, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Andrew Whitworth, Aqib Talib and Charissa Thompson. Michaels and Herbstreit will call the action in the booth, while Hartung will be the sideline reporter. Thompson, Gonzalez, Sherman, Fitzpatrick, Talib and Whitworth will be part of the wraparound coverage during pregame, halftime and postgame. 

“Taylor Rooks is an incredibly talented journalist, who has already established herself as one of the best interviewers in sports,” Marie Donoghue, vice president, Global Sports Video, Amazon, said in a news release. “We look forward to bringing her engaging and illuminating conversations to our Thursday Night Football coverage.”  

Rooks, 30, currently worksForOnly onTurner Sports programming and Bleacher Report, where she hosts the show Taylor Rooks X. Recent nominations for Sports Emmys included “Outstanding Personality/Emerging Talent” Rooks, before joining Bleacher Report was an anchor and reporter for SportsNet New York. She also hosted her podcast. TimeOut with Taylor Rooks. Georgia native, Rooks studied broadcast journalism at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She worked as a reporter for Scout.com on recruiting basketball and football players. Rooks was also a reporter and host for the Big Ten Network as well as a sideline journalist for CBS Sports Network.