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Charissa Thompson is apparently making the jump to Amazon Prime Video.
Thompson is finalizing a deal to host Amazon’s “Thursday Night Football” pregame coverage this fall, according to the New York Post’s Andrew Marchand. The deal is not yet finished, though it is in the final stages, per the report.
Thompson is the current host of “Fox NFL Kickoff” on Sunday mornings during the NFL season. The longtime Fox Sports host will continue in that role this season alongside her new gig at Amazon.
Amazon, according to Marchand, failed to reach an agreement with Kay Adams, the former “Good Morning Football” host on the NFL Network, about hosting the pregame show.
Thompson is the latest media member to join Amazon’s NFL coverage for this season, which marks the start of its exclusive deal for “Thursday Night Football” games. NBC’s Al Michaels and ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit are going to lead its broadcast team in the booth while they continue in their respective roles, and former Chiefs tight end Tony Gonzalez is expected to join Thompson on the pregame show.
Amazon is still finalizing its broadcast team for the season. Former players Richard Sherman, Marshawn Lynch and Ryan Fitzpatrick have all been linked to potential pregame coverage roles with Amazon, and both ABC’s Kaylee Hartung and Bleacher Report’s Taylor Rooks are reportedly being considered for a sideline reporting role.
The news is the latest in a busy offseason for the NFL broadcasting world. Both Troy Aikman and Joe Buck are set to run “Monday Night Football” at ESPN this fall, and Greg Olsen and Kevin Burkhardt are going to replace them at Fox and call Super Bowl LVII in February. Tom Brady has reached a massive 10-year deal to join Fox as a broadcaster whenever he retires. Former Cowboys coach Jason Garrett is reportedly a top candidate to replace Drew Brees on NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” pregame show, too.