Paul Burmeister makes his Olympic debut with NBC Sports Group serving as a water polo play-by-play announcer during the 2016 Olympic Games.
Bermeister currently serves as a co-host for Pro Football Talk on NBCSN alongside NFL insider Mike Florio. Before that, Bermeister was the lead voice of NBCSN’s Mountain West Conference college football coverage. He has handled play-by-play duties for NBC’s coverage of the Bayou Classic, the U.S. Army All-American Bowl and NBCSN’s college basketball coverage.
Before joining NBC Sports Group, Burmeister served as a studio host and anchor for the past decade with NFL Network. There, 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, Burmeister 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 since its launch in 2007. Burmeister 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.
Prior to joining NFL Network, Burmeister served as a sports anchor at NBC affiliate KWWL in Waterloo, Iowa, from 2001-04. He began his broadcasting career in 1998 at KCRG in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Burmeister was a quarterback at The University of Iowa, where he was offensive captain and MVP of the 1993 Hawkeyes. Following his collegiate career, Burmeister spent time with the Minnesota Vikings as a free agent.
Burmeister earned his bachelor’s degree in communications studies followed by amaster’s degree in higher education from the University of Iowa.