Additions to Prime Video Thursday night football the lineup keeps coming. On Thursday, they announced that Taylor Rooks would be joining those shows as a reporter. Rooks, who currently works for Turner Sports and Bleacher Report, will also continue in those roles. Here’s more about his hiring from a release:
Prime Video’s Thursday Night Football continues to add accomplished on-air and on-field talent to the roster, as the streamer announced today that Taylor Rooks will be joining its global coverage as a senior reporter. Rooks will host features, interviews with players and coaches, and more throughout TNF’s pregame, halftime and postgame shows.
“Taylor Rooks is an incredibly talented journalist, who has already established herself as one of the best interviewers in sports,” said Marie Donoghue, Vice President, Global Sports Video, Amazon. “We look forward to bringing his engaging and illuminating conversations to our coverage of Thursday Night Football.”
“Words really can’t describe how thrilled I am to be joining Thursday Night Football on Prime Video,” Rooks said. “I’m so grateful to have the opportunity to dive into greater NFL coverage through in-depth interviews and creative storytelling. Most importantly, I’m part of a team of talented, forward-thinking people. who bring something cutting edge and exciting to the streaming space. Being from the South, football has been a passion for me all my life. The chance to merge my love of sport with my love of football. nnovation is truly a dream come true.
In addition to her new role on TNF, Rooks will continue to work on programming for Turner Sports and Bleacher Report, where she hosts Taylor Rooks X, Bleacher Report’s first show built around individual talent. She was also nominated for an Emmy Award last year for “Outstanding Personality/Emerging On-Air Talent”.
Rooks, 30 (seen on the left above interviewing Bradley Beal on Taylor Rook X in June) is from Saint-Louis. She majored in broadcast journalism at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and reported for Scout.com during that time. She made her on-air debut on pre-WNIT tournament coverage for CBSSN at age 19, and also interned with CSN Chicago (now NBC Sports Chicago) and the PGA Tour while in college. .
Since then, Rooks has worked for BTN, CBSSN, and SNY, where she worked until heading to Bleacher Report in 2018. Her interviews have long garnered attention, including with take it there and now Taylor Rook X, so she seems like a good candidate for this kind of role. We’ll see what she brings Thursday night football this autumn.
[Amazon Studios; image from Bleacher Report on YouTube]