NFL Live Host
Wendi Nix is the host of ESPN’s NFL Live. In February 2018, she became the primary host of the company’s year-round weekday pro football studio show. Her role also entails anchoring coverage from major NFL events throughout the year, including the Scouting Combine, NFL Draft and Super Bowl.
In addition to hosting NFL Live, Nix was a co-host on Sunday NFL Countdown with Chris Berman for three seasons (2014-16). In 2009, she also hosted weekly Chalk Talk events in Monday Night Football cities timed to ESPN’s prime time MNF games.
Nix originally joined ESPN in August 2006 as a reporter and host covering college football, the NFL and golf. Beyond NFL, Nix has hosted College Football Live and college football Saturdays on ESPN2. She has also contributed to SportsCenter and College GameDay. Her background in golf includes covering three of the four majors – the U.S. Open (2007-10), The Masters and The Open Championship.
Prior to ESPN, Nix was a sports anchor and reporter at WHDH-TV (NBC) in Boston for three years (2003-06). She also worked as a national sports reporter for FOXSports; an anchor/reporter for FOXSports New England (2002-03) and an anchor/reporter with the New England Sports Network (NESN) for a year (2001).
Nix’s television career began at ABC affiliate WPDE-TV in Myrtle Beach-Florence, S.C., in 1999, where she covered NASCAR and high school sports in addition to news.
A native of Murrells Inlet, S.C., Nix was a two-year captain of the golf team at Wofford College, where she earned degrees in French and Economics in 1996. She earned a master’s degree in sports management from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst in 1997.