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Jenn Brown

Jenn Brown
Born (1981-03-23) March 23, 1981
Gainesville, Florida
Education University of Florida
Occupation Sports Reporter for NFL Network

Jennifer Lynne Brown (born March 23, 1981) is an American television personality who is a sportscaster, TV host, producer, and a model. Brown was formerly a reporter for ESPN – for both College GameDay (football) and College GameDay (basketball) as well co-host of ESPNU's Road Trip with Jonathan Drubner. She has also covered major events like the Sundance Film Festival, the Cannes Film Festival, the Super Bowl, the Monaco Grand Prix, the World Series of Poker, and the summer and winter X Games.


  • Background 1
  • Career 2
    • TV hosting 2.1
    • Acting work 2.2
    • Modeling 2.3
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


Brown was born in Gainesville, Florida, and raised in Orlando, Florida. Her parents were Olympic gymnastics coaches, and her mother founded several gymnastics schools across the country that trained gymnasts to compete in the Olympics.[1]

Brown grew up with a passion for sports. She played seven sports at Bishop Moore High School and broke the record for the most varsity letters by a male or female athlete with 14.[2] Brown captained and played five sports in one year (diving, volleyball, basketball, softball and track). She was also chosen as one of the top 10 athletes in Central Florida in 1999.[3]

She went on to attend the University of Florida on an academic scholarship and played four years on the Florida Gators softball team.[3] Brown captained the team her senior year, and she finished fifth on the team's career stolen base list.

Brown received several academic honors while at the University of Florida including being named a two time National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Academic All-American,[4] four time SEC Academic Honor Roll,[5] National Society of Collegiate Honors, Verizon Academic All-District, two time academic Dean's List and two time academic President's List.[3]

Brown graduated summa cum laude and was planning to attend law school to become a sports agent, but got her big break hosting a travel TV show on HDNet called The Wild Side, which was a remake of the famous show Wild On on E!. She also hosted Bikini Destinations on HDNet.

Brown resides in Manhattan Beach, California. She is married to actor Wes Chatham.[6]


TV hosting

Jenn Brown

Prior to ESPN, Brown worked for Showtime Sports as a reporter in 2008 and 2009. Brown was a special correspondent on Inside the NFL for 2 seasons, which won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Studio Show in 2008.[7] She was also a live event reporter for boxing and MMA events for both Showtime Sports and CBS. In 2009, Brown was one of the hosts on ABC's Primetime show The Superstars.

Brown worked for E! Entertainment the summer of 2008 as a correspondent on E! News Now. Prior to joining E!, Brown hosted shows for networks like CBS, ESPN, CMT and HDNet. She was the host for a nationally syndicated Mountain Lifestyle show called 48 Straight, The Mountain Experience, which she hosted with Jonny Moseley. Brown also co-hosted with Moseley The Collegiate Nationals for CBS Sports. In 2007 she hosted the reality TV show I Want To Look Like a High School Cheerleader Again on Country Music Television.

She currently co-hosts the NBC and Esquire Network summer primetime show American Ninja Warrior, as well as hosting A Football Life: Backstory and NFL GameDay Scoreboard on the NFL Network. [8]

Acting work

Her acting credit includes Two Tickets to Paradise, which was written, produced, starred and directed by D. B. Sweeney.


Brown has been featured in several ad campaigns for Under Armour's athletic clothing line.

See also


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  6. ^ ESPN’s Jenn Brown is Engaged to Actor Wes Chatham
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