Ahead of the Chiefs taking on the Chargers, meet Amazon’s new Thursday Night Football sideline reporter, Kaylee Hartung.
If you hadn’t heard, Amazon sealed a staggering $13 billion deal with the NFL to exclusively stream fifteen regular season Thursday night games over the next eleven seasons.
The first of which takes place tonight (September 15), with the Kansas City Chiefs hosting divisional rivals the Los Angeles Chargers at Arrowhead Stadium.
The inaugural TNF game will kick off at 8:15 p.m. EST with pre-game coverage starting at 7:00 p.m. EST. All you need is an Amazon Prime membership.
Amazon’s Thursday Night Football sideline reporter in Kaylee Hartung
Specifically, though, Amazon’s Thursday Night Football sideline reporter is Kaylee Hartung, which was confirmed back in August.
“We are thrilled to announce these new additions to our Thursday Night Football team. Kaylee Hartung will bring her world-class reporting skills to our game coverage every Thursday,” said Marie Donoghue, Prime Video’s VP, Global Sports Video.
“This is an unbelievable opportunity to return to the sidelines and create something new in the sports landscape,” said Hartung. “Prime Video is bringing together legends in broadcasting and the NFL and it will be a tremendous privilege to work alongside them.”
Kaylee Hartung’s career in more detail
Hartung was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on November 7 1985. In 2007 she earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in journalism and politics from Washington and Lee University.
She started out as a CBS News reporter, working as Bob Schieffer‘s assistant before becoming an associate producer for Face the Nation. Hartung then moved to ESPN as a sideline reporter when she covered SEC football and college basketball.
In 2019 Hartung joined ABC News as a New York-based correspondent before officially moving to Amazon as their TNF sideline reporter in 2022.
Aqib Talib and Andrew Whitworth were announced on Amazon’s TNF at the same time
At the same time as Hartung’s announcement, Amazon revealed Super Bowl Champions Andrew Whitworth and Aqib Talib would also be joining Thursday Night Football.
However, in August it was reported that Talib would be stepping aside from his role for Amazon in light of a recent tragedy involving his brother.
Andrew Whitworth, who won last season’s Super Bowl with the LA Rams, said of joining Amazon’s TNF coverage: “I’m excited to start this next chapter of my NFL life with the Prime Video team, and I look forward to being part of football in a whole new way this fall.”