Jamie Erdahl was born on 3 December 1988 in Minnesota. She is an American sports reporter for CBS Sports and reports on NFL and basketball. There are some unknown facts related to her life and career which have not been mentioned on most websites. Let us go through the salient features related to Jamie Erdahl’s childhood, career, and personal life!
Jamie Erdahl’s age, childhood, and education
Jamie Erdahl’s current age is 28 years. She was born and raised in Bloomington. Her mother Chris is a baseball nut and Jamie had given her mom tickets to watch the All-Star Game in Minneapolis on July 15. Her father Jim is more of a basketball fan. Talking lovingly about them, Jamie Erdahl had once said:
“They definitely put me on sports and just let me go,”
Jamie attended and graduated from Breck School in 2007. Jamie had grown up playing basketball and softball. With a height of 5 feet 7 inches, she served as a point guard for Division 3 at the St. Olaf College in Minnesota. She then switched to the American University since she wanted to pursue broadcasting. She graduated in December 2011.
Jamie Erdahl’s career
Jamie was already broadcasting while in high school. She used to intern for the afternoon drive show on KFAN radio in Minneapolis. After her graduation, Jamie replaced Naoko Funayama and became the rinkside reporter for Bruins. She had also worked as the field reporter for Red Sox and also as a studio anchor. Talking about her journey, Jamie Erdahl had once said:
“It’s been a fast ride, but I feel as though I’ve stepped up to all of the occasions with the way I know how to do it, which is a lot of hard work and a lot of preparation.”
Jamie is not a hockey expert and hence found it difficult and a challenge to interview Bruins coach Claude Julien after each game. She, nonetheless, carried it out successfully. She would see Julien’s body language and mood and decide whether to crack a joke or be serious.
Her entry into NESN
Jamie had interviewed a high school basketball player for a cable TV in Minnesota. After the completion of the interview, the player’s stepfather told everyone that he was impressed by Jamie’ interview style. He was actually Jim Petersen, the television analyst for the Minnesota Timberwolves. He gave her his card and told her to go and meet his senior at Fox Sports North, Joseph Marr. Marr hired her as a sideline reporter for FSN’s coverage of the WNBA’s Minnesota Lynx and to fill on Twins pregame shows.
Erdahl’s first reporting after joining was in November 2012 and on a Pop Warner championship game at Foley Stadium in Worcester.
Jamie’s schedules are known to be hectic but she performs her duties efficiently and without a grudge. She is happy that NESN trusts her for her job. She then joined CBS in 2014. She earns a handsome salary though the exact amount is not known.
Jamie’s personal life
As per her biography, Jamie was in London for the NFL in 2016. She was dating boyfriend and football player Sam Buckman for last two years. She had gone to London for NFL but came back with a fat engagement ring.
Some wedding registry websites have mentioned that the couple got married on 22 July 2017 but this could not be confirmed. It is not sure whether the couple has become husband and wife or is still only engaged.