Mike Adamle - XFL Reporter



Mike Adamle - XFL Reporter

Mike Adamle, sports director of WMAQ-TV, NBC's owned and operated station in Chicago, will be a reporter for the network's Saturday night XFL broadcasts.

After retiring from the National Football League after seven seasons, Adamle joined NBC Sports. From 1977-83, he hosted "SportsWorld," co-hosted the network's NFL pre-game show (1978-81) and handled a variety of assignments, including three Super Bowls. He also was the sideline reporter for ABC's coverage of the USFL in 1984. Adamle was a member of NBC's broadcast team for the Sydney Olympic Games.

Adamle was the sports anchor/reporter for WLS-TV/Chicago from 1983-89. From 1989-94, Adamle handled Wide World of Sports assignments for ABC, in addition to hosting "American Gladiators," a popular syndicated series.

Adamle came to WMAQ from ESPN2 where he hosted a college football studio show each Saturday during the season beginning in 1996. He also hosted The X-Games late night shows and "Destination Extreme" programming, along with the network's Pro Beach Volleyball and Special Olympics coverage. Adamle joined ESPN in 1994 as the cable network's lead sideline reporter on college football.

Adamle was a fourth-round draft choice of the Kansas City Chiefs (1971-72) and also played for the New York Jets (1973-74) and the Chicago Bears (1975-77).

A 1971 graduate of Northwestern University and All-American fullback for the Wildcats, Adamle was also selected as the team's captain and voted Big Ten MVP his senior season (1970). He still holds four NU rushing records.

Adamle recently completed the Ironman triathlon in Hawaii. He and his wife Kim, have a daughter, Alex.

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