Brooke Pryor Biography and Career Life

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Brooke Pryor is an integral part of ESPN’s NFL Nation team, where her focus lies on providing in-depth coverage of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Having joined ESPN in September 2019, she brought with her extensive experience after her tenure covering the Kansas City Chiefs for The Kansas City Star in 2018.

At ESPN, Pryor plays a crucial role as a reporter for Steelers news, contributing to and making regular appearances on SportsCenter, various NFL shows, and ESPN Radio programs.

During her time in Kansas City, Pryor covered the incredible ascent of Patrick Mahomes to becoming the league’s reigning MVP, the Chiefs’ heart-wrenching defeat in the AFC Championship game, the team’s significant defensive transformations, and the ups and downs of Tyreek Hill’s offseason.

Prior to her NFL coverage, Brooke spent two years covering the University of Oklahoma and witnessed Baker Mayfield’s final seasons in Norman while working with The Oklahoman. She led the coverage of Mayfield’s Heisman-winning and runner-up seasons and wrote compelling pieces on the unforgettable and high-scoring 2016 matchup between Mayfield and Mahomes in Lubbock, Texas.

With her exceptional writing skills, Brooke Pryor has been recognized with top-10 finishes in the APSE (Associated Press Sports Editors) writing contest. Additionally, she achieved top-3 finishes in the Missouri Associated Press Media Editors and Oklahoma Society of Professional Journalists writing contests.

Originally from Winston-Salem, N.C., Pryor earned her degree in journalism and mass communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her career began with a focus on college sports in Durham, N.C., as she worked for The Durham Herald-Sun.

Emphasizing the importance of community involvement, Brooke is an active member of organizations such as the Association for Women in Sports Media and the Boys and Girls Club of Norman.

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