Paul Burmeister will serve as a reporter for NBC’s game day coverage of Super Bowl LII, on February 4, 2018.
Burmeister joined NBC Sports in 2011, and since that time has worked as a reporter on a number of signature properties for NBC and NBC Olympics, including Football Night In America, Notre Dame Football, PFT, the 2016 Rio Olympics, and 2014 Sochi Olympics. In addition, Burmeister has served as a host and play-by-play commentator for NBCSN’s coverage of college football and college basketball. Burmeister has also managed play-by-play duties for NBC’s coverage of the Bayou Classic and the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
Prior to joining NBC Sports Group, Burmeister served as a studio host and anchor for the NFL Network. Throughout his 10 seasons at the NFL Network, Burmeister hosted NFL Total Access, NFL Gameday Scoreboard, Around the League Live, and NFL AM, providing fans with in-depth information and analysis during the season.
Each January, he anchored NFL Network’s coverage of Senior Bowl week, and from February through the NFL Draft, served as primary host of Path to the Draft. Burmeister has also handled play-by-play duties for NFL Network’s coverage of the Arena Football League in 2010, and called Arena Bowl XXIII and XXIV. His resume also includes play-by-play for the NFL Network’s Insight Bowl coverage in 2008 and 2009.
From 2001-04, Burmeister served as a sports anchor at NBC affiliate KWWL in Waterloo, Iowa. He began his broadcasting career in 1998 at KCRG in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Burmeister played four seasons as quarterback for the University of Iowa Hawkeyes, where he was offensive captain and MVP of the 1993 Hawkeyes team. Following his collegiate career, Burmeister spent time with the Minnesota Vikings as a free agent.
Burmeister earned his B.A. in Communications studies from the University of Iowa in 1994, followed by a M.A. in Higher Education from the University of Iowa in 1997.