Kay Adams (sports personality)

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Kay Adams
Born (1986-04-06) April 6, 1986 (age 35)
OccupationSportscaster, television personality
Years active2010–present

Kay Adams (born April 6, 1986) is an American sportscaster and television personality. She currently hosts Good Morning Football on NFL Network,[1] along with People (the TV show!), a daily entertainment newsmagazine based on the magazine of the same name that currently airs on the stations of Meredith Corporation, and will enter national broadcast syndication in the fall of 2022.[2]

She previously had several on-air hosting roles and also serves as the host of the DirecTV Fantasy Zone channel during football season.

Early life[edit]

Adams was born in Chicago on April 6, 1986.[3][4][5] Her parents were immigrants from Poland.[6] She became interested in a media career while attending Whitney M. Young Magnet High School.[6] At the University of Missouri, Adams majored in communications and worked various part time jobs to pay for her schooling, including bartender at a sports bar and radio personality on local country, top 40, and sports radio stations.[6]

Career[edit]

Early in her career, Adams served as an in-game host for the St. Louis Cardinals at their home games.[7][6]

Adams first role with professional football was on fantasy football shows, including SiriusXM's Livin' the Fantasy and SiriusXM Fantasy Drive and DirecTV's NFL Sunday Ticket Fantasy Zone.[7] She continues to host DirecTV Fantasy Zone. Adams was a guest on the October 17, 2012 edition of the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.[8]

She has also worked for FanDuel and was a reporter for NBC Sports Network. While with NBCSN, she occasionally appeared as a guest on network shows such as 'The Crossover with Michelle Beadle,' hosted by Michelle Beadle, and NBC SportsTalk.[4]

Since 2016, Adams has served as one of the hosts of NFL Network's Good Morning Football.[9] The show is the network's year-round morning show Monday through Fridays.[10] She has also served as a host for special events for the Chicago Bears.[citation needed]

On September 17, 2018, it was announced that Adams would be joining the DAZN boxing broadcast team hosting each fight night broadcast on the live and on-demand sports streaming platform, alongside Sugar Ray Leonard, Brian Kenny, Chris Mannix and LZ Granderson.[11]

As of 2020, Adams hosts a mobile version of Who Wants to be a Millionaire where the general public plays for that pot of money.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kay Adams - NFL Network: On Air Talent". www.nfl.com.
  2. ^ Merrett, Robyn (26 August 2020). "Kay Adams and Lawrence K. Jackson to Host PEOPLE (the TV Show!)". People. Meredith Corporation. Retrieved 20 December 2020.
  3. ^ Adams, Kay [@heykayadams] (October 9, 2016). "I was born in Chicago" (Tweet). Retrieved December 18, 2020 – via Twitter.
  4. ^ a b Rosvoglou, Chris (2020-11-24). "Kay Adams: In Photos, What To Know About The NFL Network Star". The Spun. Retrieved 2020-12-17. Adams, who is currently 34 years old...
  5. ^ Adams, Kay (April 6, 2015). "it's goin down for real. #hakunamatata #happybdaytoME". Instagram. Retrieved January 14, 2021.
  6. ^ a b c d Eisenband, Jeff (February 1, 2019). "Bartending, Country Music and Kay Adams' Relentless Path to Success". Front Office Sports. Retrieved December 18, 2020.
  7. ^ a b "Kay Adams - Host".
  8. ^ "The DraftDay Blog » Kay Adams on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson". www.draftday.com.
  9. ^ "Kay Adams in Advanced Talks to Join DAZN as a Host". Big Lead. Big Lead (USA Today). Retrieved 10 September 2018.
  10. ^ "'Good Morning Football' builds following, despite early hiccups". www.sportsbusinessdaily.com.
  11. ^ "Press Release on DAZN Media Centre".
  12. ^ https://www.sportingnews.com/ca/other-sports/news/who-wants-to-be-a-millionaire-jimmy-kimmel-host-schedule/1335bnub7kjro149twe7sv43p7

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