Alex Flanagan is a reporter for NBC’s Football Night in America. Flanagan joined NBC in 2007 as a sideline reporter for the network’s Notre Dame football coverage, and in February of 2012, she was teamed with Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth and Michele Tafoya as a sideline reporter for NBC’s broadcast of Super Bowl XLVI. She served in the same role for NBC’s broadcast of Super Bowl XLIII. Since 2006, Flanagan has been a host and reporter for numerous programs on the NFL Network, including the network’s coverage of Thursday night games.
In addition to her Notre Dame and NFL work, Flanagan has been a part of NBC Olympics’ coverage for the past four Olympic Games. Most recently, Flanagan handled reporting duties for both cross country and biathlon events at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. Flanagan previously served as a reporter for diving at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, and as a sports desk reporter for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver. Flanagan made her Olympic broadcast debut as host of CNBC and USA Network’s coverage during the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
In 2009, Flanagan served as a reporter for NBC’s coverage of the USA Swimming National Championships, the Short Course National championships and the Duel in the Pool in Manchester, England.
Prior to joining NBC, 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.