Kris Budden

College Football Sideline Reporter

Kris Budden is a sideline reporter for ESPN’s college football coverage, working alongside Allen Bestwick and Mike Bellotti.

Prior to joining ESPN, Kris was a sideline and feature reporter for FOX Sports, covering NFL and college football from 2013-2015. During that time, Kris also worked for FOX Sports San Diego as a host and reporter for their coverage of the San Diego Padres.

Kris also spent six years at WBIR in Knoxville. Some of the notable events she covered included the 2012 London Olympics, NCAA men’s and women’s tournaments and Pat Summitt’s retirement. She also won an Associated Press Best Sports Feature Award.

She has been recognized for her excellence in sports broadcasting, having received an Associated Press Award for Best Sports, as well as a regional Emmy for Best Talent in Sports in 2016.

Kris graduated from the University of Missouri. She and her husband currently reside in Los Angeles with their newborn son Jace.