Erin Summers is currently the Team Reporter for the New Orleans Pelicans and Saints. She hosts the Saints podcast, pre/post game shows and interviews players/coaches throughout the week. Erin is the radio sideline reporter and fill-in TV sideline reporter for Pelicans broadcasts.
Before moving to New Orleans in 2021, Erin worked as a sideline reporter and host for ESPN, American Digital Network and Sinclair Broadcast Group broadcasts of college and high school sports.
Prior to COVID-19, Erin worked as the sideline reporter for every game during the SoCon men’s and women’s basketball tournament, with the men’s championship game airing on ESPN proper. After Erin’s spring and summer baseball and softball games were canceled due to COVID-19, Erin adjusted, working as a digital reporter for The Valley Baseball League and is currently working as an associate director for ‘Game Time with Boomer Esiason.’
During the Fall of 2020 Erin worked as a reporter for “Behind the Lines: The Academy Football Report” where she covered Army. The highlight? Getting to attend the Army-Navy game at West Point on Dec. 12.
Erin also shoots games and works on the production side for ESPN, ACC Network and online broadcasts at UNC, Duke and NC State. She can be found on the sidelines at various Big South athletics events, where she started during the 2017-18 season.
Erin spent the summer of 2018 as a multimedia reporter for the Buies Creek Astros, the class A advanced affiliate of the Houston Astros. She shot, edited and did on-camera interviews for packages and social media pieces. Erin was also the studio host for the Coastal Plain League weekly show covering the 15 teams in the collegiate summer league, where she has worked each summer since 2016.
Erin’s unique ability to not only broadcast but also shoot, edit and produce live events as well as her own packages sets her apart from many of her peers.
Football Sundays with her father was tradition growing up and Erin’s passion for football blossomed into a love for all sports.
From an early age she knew she wanted to be a sports broadcaster and attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill majoring in Journalism and Mass Communications with a focus in Electronic Media. Erin also majored in Dramatic Arts with a focus in acting, another hobby of hers.
After graduating from the University of Chapel Hill Erin started working at 99.9FM The Fan ESPN Radio in Raleigh, NC where she worked in sports radio. In 2010, she took a job at WRAL-TV as a Multimedia Sports Reporter.
While working at WRAL Erin covered the 2015 Final Four, 2014 US Open, several NCAA and ACC basketball tournaments, an ACC football championship, NHL All-Star Game and the Carolina Panthers and Carolina Hurricanes while extensively covering University of North Carolina, NC State University and Duke University football and basketball.
In 2015 Erin went on to pursue sideline reporting and hosting at Time Warner Cable SportsChannel in Raleigh. Erin hosted a pre-game show for their High School football game of the week and did sideline for their live broadcasts.
Following the high school football season Erin worked as a sports video journalist for Time Warner Cable News. There she covered the Carolina Hurricanes and University of North Carolina, NC State University and Duke University football and basketball.
From 2017-2020, Erin was the sideline reporter for 7 Communications’ ‘College Football Down South’ productions and M.E. Pro Video’s football and basketball games. She also served as the production manager for both companies, planning and crewing all live sporting events as well as producing features to air during broadcasts.