Taylor Rooks has joined Amazon’s Thursday Night Football coverage, the company announced. The Illinois alumna, a former Big Ten Network reporter, will present TNF features, sit-down interviews, and more throughout the season.

“Taylor Rooks is an incredibly talented journalist, who has already established herself as one of the best interviewers in sports,” Marie Donoghue, vice president, Global Sports Video, Amazon said in a release. “We look forward to bringing her engaging and illuminating conversations to our Thursday Night Football coverage.”

“Words genuinely can’t describe how thrilled I am to be joining Thursday Night Football on Prime Video,” said Rooks. “I’m so thankful for the opportunity to dive into more NFL coverage through in-depth interviewing and creative storytelling. Most importantly, I get to be on a team of talented, forward-thinking individuals bringing something cutting-edge and exciting to the streaming space.


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Rooks attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she majored in broadcast journalism and reported on football and basketball recruiting for scout.com. After graduation, she joined the Big Ten Network, working as a host and reporter, appearing on BTN Live, BTN Football Pregame, and Women’s Sports Report.

Rooks also signed an extension with Turner Sports.