Meet Amazon's Thursday Night Football sideline reporter, Kaylee Hartung

Joshua Rogers September 15, 2022
Meet Amazon's Thursday Night Football sideline reporter, Kaylee Hartung
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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.

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Amazon’s Thursday Night Football sideline reporter in Kaylee Hartung

Amazon Prime have put together an exciting broadcasting team to bring the NFL into the modern era. You can read about it in full here.

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.

Photo by Lou Rocco/ABC via Getty Images

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.”

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Joshua is a senior sports writer with over four years' experience in online writing. He graduated with a BA in Ancient History from The University of Manchester before receiving an MA in Sports Journalism from The University of Central Lancashire. He became a trending writer for a leading social publisher and later spent time covering the 2018 World Cup for The Mirror Online. He then moved to a social marketing agency where he acted as website editor. His specialties on The Focus include F1, tennis, NBA, NFL and combat sports.