|Jeannine Edwards||TV REPORTER & STUDIO ANCHOR|
A native of Tenafly, New Jersey, Jeannine Edwards spent about 10 years on the racetrack as an exercise rider, apprentice jockey, and trainer in New York and New Jersey before initially getting into television in 1994 as an in-house TV host at racetracks in Maryland.
Jeannine started on ESPN as a studio analyst for "National Best 7" in 1995. The show morphed into "2Day at the Races" and ran for five years. During that time, Jeannine also began reporting on-site for remote racing telecasts as well as branching out into sideline reporting for college football and later, basketball. Jeannine became a general assignment reporter shortly thereafter on ESPN's SportsCenter. Today, Jeannine Edwards is a reporter for ESPN's SportsCenter and substitute anchor for several studio shows (First Take, NFL Live, etc).
Among the news stories Jeannine has covered for SportsCenter are the death of Sean Taylor, the sentencing of Gilbert Arenas, the steroid scandal of Rafael Palmeiro, the indictment of Jamal Lewis, the return to football of Deion Sanders, and the retirements of Joe Gibbs and Shaquille O'Neal.
Jeannine served as the senior horse racing reporter for all of ESPN and ABC's live horse racing series, including the Breeders' Cup, Dubai World Cup and extensive Triple Crown coverage. She was recognized for her outstanding reporting for ESPN, ABC News and Good Morning America on the injury and subsequent death of Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro. In the recent Belmont Stakes, when attention focused on the surprising scratch of heavy favorite I'll Have Another, Jeannine was again the "go to" specialist for networks with regards to the racing industry and its governance.
Jeannine Edwards has won three consecutive Eclipse® Awards (2009, 2010, and 2011) with her team for outstanding live telecasts, as well as two Emmy® nominations. The National Thoroughbred Racing Association selected Jeannine Edwards to host the 41st annual Eclipse Awards (2012) - becoming the first female to host the annual televised Eclipse Awards ceremony.
Jeannine is consistently rated among the most respected female sportscasters. She has been named "Best Broadcaster in Horse Racing" in 2004 and #1 Broadcaster on Television for October 2007 by Sports Illustrated. In June 2012, she was identified by The Los Angeles Daily News as one of "The 40 Women Who Raised the Bar in Sports Media."
Today Jeannine continues to cover major events in horse racing as well as other sports news, but her primary role is as a sideline reporter for ESPN's college football and basketball programming.
She is a regular on the sidelines for ESPN, as part of the network's popular and highly-rated Saturday College Football programming, including bowl games. She is also the Thursday night Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) reporter on ESPN's College Basketball, including the popular ACC tournament.
Jeannine is also a skilled feature reporter for several ESPN programs, including the award-winning investigative show Outside the Lines. Jeannine is always on-call for breaking stories.
Jeannine Edwards is represented by Nick Khan at Creative Artists Agency in Los Angeles, California.
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