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NBC Sports’ Rebecca Lowe picks up Sports Illustrated media award

Dec 19, 2013, 8:54 PM EDT

Rebecca Lowe hasn’t even completed a full season broadcasting the Premier League in the United States, but the NBC Sports talent has already began collecting honors. With their annual media awards, Sports Illustrated has tabbed the host as their Newcomer of the Year, saying Lowe “has already vaulted to the top of sports television studio hosts thanks to her intellect and knowledge of the league.”

“[Lowe] is the rare ego-free television presenter who makes a studio show about her colleagues,” writes Richard Deitsch, SI.com’s media reporter. “The greatest compliment a viewer can give you is to say you know your subject matter cold — and she does.”

The other candidates (honorable mentions) listed by Deitsch: Kevin Burkhardt (Fox), Pedro Martinez (TBS), Randy Moss (Fox Sports 1), Jay Onrait (Fox Sports 1) and Dan O’Toole (Fox Sports 1).

Prior to moving to the U.S., Lowe had covered sports for the BBC, Setanta Sports, and ESPN UK. This March, she agreed to join NBC and has anchored studio coverage of the Premier League since the beginning of the 2013-14 season. In addition to her responsibilities on the soccer side, Lowe will join the team covering this winter’s Sochi Olympics.

One of her latest Match of the Day efforts can be seen above, with Lowe helping Robbie Earl and Kyle Martino break down the Premier League title race.

  1. themajorleagueuser - Dec 19, 2013 at 10:35 PM

    Rebecca Lowe and that entire BPL on NBC team has done a phenomenal job. The game is so accessible to the U.S. audience. The analysts have been good, so has the commentary and Ms. Lowe. The game is lucky to have them and I love watching my Arsenal on NBC Sports. Congrats, guys. PST should get an award for something too.

  2. footballer4ever - Dec 22, 2013 at 12:53 PM

    Rebecca Lowe is a fresh breath of air with her knowlegeable, professional and informative football outlook and passion. In other sports, women are simply selected as eyecandy bait to please the male viewership. Even though Mrs. Lowe is attractive in her own way, that is the least of the compliments in how she has excelled in her position to command the cameras and keep the viewers entertained. Congratulations, Mrs. Lowe and thanks for staying true to continue referring the sport as Football than “soccer”unlike some of your British counterpart(s).

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