With a little bit under a decade of on-air experience under her belt, Nicole Zaloumis is already regarded by many as a veteran sports anchor despite her young age. As the NFL AM’s current host on the NFL Network having joined from NBC Sports/Comcast SportsNet in New England where she was the main reporter and anchor on ‘Chevrolet SportsNet Central’- the Network’s daily show, Nicole has also anchored sports for NECN- the Network’s 24 hour news and sister station. However, prior to CSN-NE, Nicole co-hosted ‘The Women’s Show’ and ‘The Friday Night Football Report’ at the Big Ten Network studios besides contributing on Saturday’s pre and post game basketball and football shows. This versatile sports broadcaster has also done sideline reporting for the network during several football games.
Prior to her time on the Big Ten Network, Nicole Zaloumis reported, anchored, and was host on the daily shows for the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks and Major League Baseball’s (MLB) Seattle Mariners at Fox Sports in the Northwest. She also played a significant role in reporting and anchoring the network’s Pac 10 basketball and football coverage. Other career stops made by this driven go-getter include hosting the ‘Raiders Press Conference Live’ and working in the Bay Area with Comcast SportsNet where she was the host of a weekly roundtable show. Zaloumis in keeping with her passion also did some sideline reporting for the game of the week in the high school category not to mention several Pac 10 conference games.
Way before her break in Chicago, IL, at the Big Ten Network Studios, Nicole Zaloumis had shone as a weekend sports anchor in Phoenix, Arizona, on ABC where among others she covered the Pac 10 conference, the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Phoenix Suns, the Arizona cardinals and the PGA. However, her first big break into a media market of repute was in 2004 where she was elevated from being a weekend anchor at KOBI-TV in Medford, Oregon- an affiliate of NBC- to being a weekend sports anchor in Washington, DC on NBC O&O WRC-TV. Here, she would also realize her childhood dream of working with celebrated syndicated sports personality, George Michael. Further, she also hosted a Washington Redskins’ weekly show besides her anchoring duties.
Originally from Danville in Northern California, Zaloumis graduated from the USF (University of San Francisco) in 2003 where she had undertaken Media Studies with an emphasis on her passion- Sports Broadcasting. While attending university, she worked closely with the University’s sports department coming up with media guides, penning down game stories and providing a play by play account of various athletic events happening throughout campus. And her enthusiasm did not go unnoticed. Not only did she receive a grant for the work she was doing, but she also followed it up with being awarded the University’s highly acclaimed Leadership Award for her outstanding contributions to the USF Dons Dance Team as both captain and coach. No mean feat indeed.
Nicole, who currently resides in Los Angeles is married and has two children. When not on location or in the studio at NFL Network, she loves finding restaurants with fresh ingredients, being outdoors- whether riding bikes, walking, or soaking up the sun on a beach somewhere, and true to form as is common with most women, being partial to the latest news and gossip from the entertainment world.