Paul Burmeister currently serves as a studio host and play-by-play commentator for NBC Sports Group across a number of properties. He serves as studio host during NBC Sports’ extensive coverage of the Tour de France, and was recently announced as host for NBC Sports’ coverage of the Premier Lacrosse League, entering its inaugural season. He also provides play-by-play duties for NBC Sports’ coverage of the All-American Bowl, the Bayou Classic, and college basketball. Burmeister has handled three Olympic assignments for NBC Olympics, most recently during the 2018 Olympic Winter Games as a ski jumping play-by-play announcer.
Burmeister has served as a co-host for Pro Football Talk on NBCSN alongside co-host and NBC Sports NFL insider Mike Florio.
Prior to joining NBC Sports Group, Burmeister was a studio host and anchor with NFL Network for a decade. Throughout his 10 seasons, 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.
Prior to his time at 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, he 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.