College GameDay is adding a new member to its team for the 2022 season.
Per an ESPN release, Jess Sims is joining GameDay as a reporter. Sims currently works as a Peloton instructor and a sideline reporter for the WNBA’s New York Liberty.
“Widely known for her work as a fitness instructor, Sims left a career in education to pursue her passion in 2016. After teaching boxing and HIIT (high intensity interval training) at popular boutique studios in New York City, she became a global sensation when she joined Peloton in 2018 as a Tread instructor, teaching running, walking, bootcamp, strength and stretching classes to over seven million subscribers worldwide. Sims has also launched content for children and families, blending her passions for health and wellness through interactive movement and education.
A former collegiate basketball player at Trinity College, Sims has also worked with the WNBA’s New York Liberty as an in-arena host (2021) and sideline reporter (2022) the past two seasons.”
Sims will essentially serve as the successor for Maria Taylor, who left ESPN for NBC in the summer of 2021 and wasn’t replaced on GameDay last fall.
Sims will join Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit, Desmond Howard, David Pollack, and Rece Davis to help preview the slate of games each Saturday morning.
Sims is fired up to be joining this show.
“I am so excited to join the GameDay crew because the show not only celebrates all of the on-field action but also highlights the passionate communities that surround the games,” Sims said. “This is such a great opportunity to get back to my roots in college sports and I can’t wait to meet incredible athletes and fans and explore these campuses and cities that eat, sleep and breathe their hometown teams.”