Jenn Brown is co-host for NBC's heart-racing obstacle course competition series "American Ninja Warrior."
A two-time Emmy Award-winning sports broadcaster, Brown serves as a host for the NFL Network, NBC, UFC and Direct TV. In addition to her current hosting credits on shows including "A Football Life: Backstory," "NFL GameDay Scoreboard" and "UFC Now," she is a reporter for Direct TV's "Bareknuckle Boxing."
Prior to working with NFL Network, Brown spent eight years as a reporter and host for ESPN. She spent three years reporting from the college football sidelines on both ESPN's Thursday primetime game along with ABC and ESPN's "Saturday Noon Package." She also served as the Los Angeles reporter for "SportsCenter," "College GameDay" and "College Football Live," in addition to covering the College World Series, Little League World Series, Summer and Winter X Games, NFL draft, National Signing Day and the ESPYs.
In 2004, Brown got her start in television by hosting and producing travel shows for Bennett Group and HDNet. She later worked for Showtime's sports division as the first female correspondent on "Inside the NFL," contributing special interest features on players as well as providing coverage of the Super Bowl and international games in London. From 2008-10, Brown was also the ringside and cageside reporter for Showtime and CBS's boxing and mixed martial arts programming. Brown co-hosted ABC's primetime show "The Superstars," hosted "E! News Now" and made appearances on "Chelsea Lately" and CNN's "Showbiz Tonight."
An athlete at heart, Brown's competitive nature began at an early age when she took up sports at three years old. Her parents - both former Olympic gymnastics coaches - instilled in her a passion for sports. She attended the University of Florida on a full academic scholarship and played four years on the softball team, ultimately serving as its senior captain.
Brown has worked as a brand ambassador for several Fortune 500 companies over the years, traveling across the county as a motivational speaker and emcee for large events. She has an active presence in many charitable organizations, including the Carrie Brown Foundation, which she created, along with her mother, to honor her younger sister Carrie, who was tragically killed in a car accident. Brown also serves as a board member for Kids in the Game, a nonprofit organization focused on inspiring kids to thrive in life through sports.
Brown currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Wes Chatham.