Anyone watching “Thursday Night Football” on Amazon Prime this week will also glimpse a new “first.” Two women, Hannah Storm and Andrea Kremer will call the action in NFL’s first all-woman broadcasting booth this week and the 10 Thursday games to follow.
“Teaming up with Hannah and Amazon for this is truly special,” Kremer said in a statement, per Pro Football Talk. “Hannah is a brilliant journalist and she has been a friend for many years. With decades of experience as storytellers, we will be bringing a different voice and viewpoint to covering the game of football.”
Said Storm: “I can’t imagine embarking upon this new role with anyone better than Andrea. A lifelong friend with Pro Football Hall of Fame credentials, she is the perfect partner. Together we’re looking forward to offering a new option for Prime members on Thursday nights and I’m excited to get to work!”
Kremer recently received the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award, which recognizes “long-time exceptional contributions to radio and television in professional football.” She works for the NFL Network and is a correspondent on HBO’s “Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel,” and before that was a sideline and feature reporter for NBC’s “Sunday Night Football.”
Storm, also a longtime sports journalist, has hosted various editions of ESPN’s “SportsCenter” and contributed to “Outside the Lines” and “E:60” on the network. She also has worked in various capacities for NBC, CNN and CBS.
Amazon Prime will offer a number of feeds to choose from. Viewers can select Joe Buck and Troy Aikman, who will be calling the game for Fox and the NFL Network, or the Storm-Kremer pairing. (Amazon founder and chief executive Jeffrey P. Bezos also owns The Washington Post. The Lily is a publication of The Washington Post.)
There’s also a Spanish-language feed along with an English-language feed with broadcasters from the United Kingdom.