NFL Nation Reporter: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Jenna Laine joined ESPN as a NFL Nation team reporter in June 2016. She provides daily news, insight and analysis about the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on ESPN.com, in addition to appearing on ESPN Radio and television programs.
Prior to ESPN, Laine spent three years at Sports Talk 1040 AM in Tampa, hosting Sports Talk Florida Live in the afternoons from 3-6 p.m. while providing multimedia coverage of the Bucs for SportsTalkFlorida.com. She also hosted a morning news talk program on 1040’s sister station, AM 820 News, and an evening sports talk program on 1010 CBS Sports.
In 2015, Laine was the radio sideline reporter for the University of South Florida football radio broadcasts and a Bucs TV correspondent for FOX Sports 1 in 2014. She has written for USA Today, the Sports Xchange and Yahoo! Sports, was a blogger for NFL.com and was the game week video reporter for the Beef ‘O’ Brady’s St. Petersburg Bowl.
Laine is a 2007 graduate of USF’s School of Mass Communications, and she is a member of the Association for Women in Sports Media (AWSM) and the Pro Football Writers of America (PFWA).
A native of St. Petersburg, Laine volunteers with several local organizations, including Angels Against Abuse, an advocacy group for foster children in the Tampa Bay area, and the Kind Mouse, a local food pantry that assists families in transition. She regularly participates in Relay for Life and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer events with the American Cancer Society and just recently became involved with CureSearch for Children’s Cancer.