Minnesota native Jamie Erdahl promoted by CBS, calling her a 'rising star'

She went to Breck School and played two sports at St. Olaf.
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The top college football broadcast team at CBS Sports now features two Minnesotans. 

Brad Nessler, the longtime play-by-play man from St. Charles, Minnesota, will now be joined by Bloomington's Jamie Erdahl, who was promoted to lead reporter for the network's "SEC Game of the Week." 

“Since joining CBS, Jamie has established herself as a talented, versatile and knowledgeable reporter," Executive Producer Harold Bryant said in a release. "She is a rising star and someone we know that will connect with and earn the respect from the coaches, players and passionate fans in the SEC.”

Erdahl was a talented multi-sport athlete at Breck School in Minnesota and went on to play college softball and basketball at St. Olaf University. 

She then switched to American University and got her degree in communications. 

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Her first reporting gigs were on the sidelines of Minnesota high school basketball games, which led to a job with New England Sports Network (NESN) as a rinkside reporter for the Boston Bruins, in addition to covering the Boston Red Sox. 

Erdahl joined CBS Sports in 2014 and she's since worked as a sideline reporter during NFL games with Greg Gumbel and Trent Green, in addition to covering college basketball. 

She lives in Philadelphia with her husband, Sam.

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