Wendi Nix joined ESPN in August 2006 as a reporter and host covering college and pro football, and golf. Nix hosts both NFL Live and College Football Live and contributes regularly to SportsCenter, College GameDay and Sunday NFL Countdown. Since the 2010 season, Nix has been host of ESPN2’s pre-, halftime and post-game segments on college football Saturdays.
In the 2009 NFL season, Nix served as host of the Monday Night Football “Chalk Talk” luncheon program that showcases the teams and host cities participating in the weekly MNF primetime games and honors local civic and community leaders. She has covered the U.S. Open golf tournament from 2007 through 2010, as well as the Masters and British Open tournaments in 2010.
Nix came to ESPN from NBC affiliate WHDH-TV in Boston, where she spent three years as a sports anchor and reporter. Prior to joining WHDH-TV in June, 2003, she was a national sports reporter for FOXSports and an anchor-reporter for FOXSports New England for two years. She also reported and anchored for the New England Sports Network (NESN) for a year starting in 2001.
Her 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.
In January 2009, Nix became the first woman to serve as the master of ceremonies at the Walter Camp Football Foundation All-America awards dinner to honor the division 1A college football player of the year.
A native of Murrells Inlet, S.C., Nix was a captain of the golf team at Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C., for two years, where she earned degrees in French and Economics in 1996. She earned a masters degree in sports management at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst in 1997.