JENN BROWN JOINS SPIKE'S MULTI-PLATFORM COVERAGE OF BELLATOR MMA
HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. - (January 23, 2017) - Jenn Brown, an Emmy-award winning sports broadcaster and television personality, has joined Spike's on-air and online coverage of Bellator MMA.
In this newly created role, Brown will host Bellator's online fight coverage and provide updates as well as conduct interviews during the live telecasts. In addition she will host feature segments both on-air and online while working with the digital team on long-form content for Bellator.com.
A two-time Emmy-award winner, Brown is a former Division I Collegiate Athlete for the University of Florida, and has reported from the sidelines of the biggest college football and baseball games for ESPN. Brown was the first female correspondent for Inside the NFL and can be regularly seen covering both boxing and MMA. She spent eight years as a reporter and host for ESPN and sidelined the smash-hit show American Ninja Warrior.
"We are thrilled to have such an accomplished sports broadcaster like Jenn Brown join Spike's critically-acclaimed coverage of Bellator MMA," said Scott Fishman, Executive Producer, Spike Sports. "Her knowledge and experience in on-air reporting for major sports including mixed martial arts will be a great complement to our multiplatform coverage."
"I'm excited to join the on air and digital coverage of Bellator MMA, an emerging global sports franchise with such an exciting future ahead," said Brown.
Brown's inaugural appearance on Spike's coverage of Bellator MMA took place this past Saturday during Bellator 170: Ortiz vs Sonnen. Brown previously worked with Bellator President Scott Coker for Showtime's coverage of Strikeforce.
About Bellator MMA:
Bellator MMA is a leading mixed martial arts organization featuring many of the best fighters in the world. Under the direction of veteran fight promoter Scott Coker, Bellator is available to nearly 500 million homes worldwide in over 140 countries. In the United States, Bellator can be seen on Spike TV, the MMA television leader. Bellator MMA is comprised of an executive team that includes top industry professionals in television production, live event orchestration, fighter development/relations, venue procurement, sponsorship creation/development, international licensing, marketing, advertising, publicity and commission relations. Bellator is based in Hollywood, Calif. and owned by entertainment giant Viacom, home to the world's premier entertainment brands that connect with audiences through compelling content across television, motion picture, online and mobile platforms.
About Spike TV:
Spike TV is available in 98.7 million homes and is a division of Viacom Media Networks. A unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), Viacom Media Networks is one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. Spike TV's Internet address is www.spike.com.