ESPN FC Reporter and Presenter
Based in the UK, Alison Bender serves as ESPN FC’s football presenter and reporter, contributing daily content, analysis and breaking news on Premier League, European and world football. Recently she has expanded her role, appearing regularly on ESPN FC’s daily global football program, as well as contributing video reports and interviews for ESPNFC.com.
Bender will also serve in various hosting and reporting duties surrounding ESPN’s EURO 2016 coverage, including ESPN FC’s On the Road with Alison Bender as well as EURO After Dark. She will also contribute to ESPN’s coverage of the 2016 Olympics in Rio.
Bender first joined ESPN as a Champions League reporter in 2004, and contributed to ESPN FC’s coverage of the 2010 World Cup, hosting a daily roundup show from the tournament. For the past two years, Bender has hosted “Weekend Bender,” a digital segment with a light-hearted take on football’s biggest matches in Europe, appearing every Friday on ESPN FC.
With more than 15 years of experience in the football industry, Bender has worked for various global sports channels including Real Madrid TV, Chelsea TV and Sky Sports News.
Most recently, she spent five years with the Premier League hosting daily analysis programs and reporting pitch side at matches.