Wendi Nix • • •
ESPN Reporter and host
Wendi Nix joined ESPN in August 2006 as a reporter and host covering college and pro football. She has also covered golf tournaments, including the U.S. Open, the Masters and the British Open. She was the first woman to cover the Masters for ESPN.
Nix hosts both NFL Live and College Football Live and contributes regularly to SportsCenter, College GameDay and Sunday NFL Countdown. Since the 2010 season, Nix has been host of ESPN2’s pre-, halftime and post-game segments on college football Saturdays. She also has reported for Baseball Tonight and Sunday Night Baseball.
In the 2009 NFL season, Nix served as host of the Monday Night Football “Chalk Talk” luncheon program that showcases the teams and host cities participating in the weekly MNF primetime games and honors local civic and community leaders.
In January 2009, Nix became the first woman to serve as the master of ceremonies at the Walter Camp Football Foundation All-America awards dinner, which honors the Division 1A college football player of the year. She was a co-host for the 2010 Lombardi Award presentation and co-host of the 2012 Collegiate Women Sports Awards.
Prior to joining ESPN, Nix spent three years as a sports anchor and reporter with an NBC affiliate WHDH in Boston, and two years as a national sports reporter for FOXSports and an anchor-reporter for FOXSports New England. In 2001 she reported and anchored for the New England Sports Network (NESN). Her on-air television career began in 1999 at ABC affiliate WPDE in Myrtle Beach-Florence, South Carolina, where she covered news, NASCAR and high school sports.
Nix is from Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, and is a graduate of Socastee High School. In 1996 she earned bachelor’s degrees in economics and French from Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina, where she and was a two-year captain of the golf team and student-body president. In addition, she earned a master’s degree in sports management from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst in 1997.
Nix was a speaker during the 2014 Women’s Leadership Conference and honored at the Celebration of Inspiring Women.