FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 1st, 2018
NBC SPORTS NORTHWEST LAUNCHES THE BRIDGE – THE REGION’S FIRST DAILY SPORTS TALK SHOW
The Bridge Debuts Wednesday, Feb. 14 at 6 p.m. PT
Lakers Nation Reporter Serena Winters Joins NBC Sports Northwest as Co-Host of The Bridge
PORTLAND, Ore. — February 1, 2018 — NBC Sports Northwest today announced the launch of The Bridge, a new daily one-hour talk show about Pacific Northwest sports, with a dose of pop culture and lifestyle. NBC Sports Northwest’s first year-round original program, The Bridge will air weeknights at 6 p.m. ET, with the exception of Trail Blazers game nights.
A multi-platform interactive conversation, The Bridge will debate the sports teams, players and stories that matter, while also celebrating the passions unique to the Northwest. Coverage will highlight all major market clubs, including the Portland Trail Blazers, Oregon Ducks, Oregon State Beavers, Seattle Seahawks and Portland Timbers. The Bridge premieres Wednesday, Feb. 14 at 6 p.m. PT on NBC Sports Northwest, preceding Rip City Live and the Blazers’ home game against the Warriors.
Analyst and NBC Sports Northwest Rip City Radio host Aaron Fentress hosts The Bridge, alongside NBC Sports Northwest’s newest member Serena Winters. Winters joins NBC Sports Northwest from Lakers Nation, where she served as the lead reporter and media editor-in-chief. Bri Amaranthus, NBC Sports Northwest’s social media manager, also joins The Bridge as a contributor.
“Northwest sports fans are a passionate, creative and diverse group, and they deserve a gathering place where they can engage with their favorite sports,” said Len Mead, General Manager of NBC Sports Northwest. “With Aaron, Serena and Bri we can start talking with our fans online early in the day, and culminate that conversation on TV every night at 6 p.m. PT before the night in sports gets going.”
In addition to co-hosting the Dwight & Aaron show on NBC Sports Northwest Rip City Radio, Fentress serves as an analyst on NBC Sports Northwest’s Talkin’ Ducks and Oregon Ducks Insider, and regularly contributes to nbcsports.com/northwest.
Winters joins the Portland area from Los Angeles where she worked for six years as a full-time reporter for Lakers Nation. During her tenure, her posts garnered over 50 million views and 150,000 subscribers. A UCSB alum, Winters has conducted interviews with numerous NBA legends, including Kobe Bryant and Elgin Baylor.
Amaranthus, a reporter and social media correspondent for NBC Sports Northwest, contributes multimedia content to Northwest’s coverage of the Oregon Ducks, Oregon State Beavers and Portland Trail Blazers. An Oregon native, Amaranthus also hosts Sports Talk Live and DuckSquad, and manages NBC Sports Northwest’s social media platforms.
Fans can interact with The Bridge live on Twitter via @NBCSNorthwest and on NBC Sports Northwest’s Facebook page.
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ABOUT NBC SPORTS NORTHWEST
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ABOUT NBC SPORTS REGIONAL NETWORKS
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