Pam Oliver has revealed where football fans will see her next season.
The sideline reporter has been a staple on television since the early 90s, kicking things off with ESPN before moving to FOX in 1995.
Pam is contracted to the latter for another year and, speaking to Richard Deitsch of The Athletic, announced she will be back on the network for the 2023/24 season. She will consider her options once her deal runs out, however.
“I’m committed for another year,” she said. “Beyond that, it’s a process where you sit down and think about it. It’s a two-way street, of course. I’ve kind of been assured for as long as I want to do this job, I can, and they’ve been really good about figuring out where I am and what I’d like to do.
“I’m sure they’ve got plans of their own, but when you tell me that I can do this for as long as I want to, I expect that to be the case. But I know nothing is guaranteed. I’ll be 62 in March. I was thinking about Jalen Hurts the other day and how he could be my grandson basically (laughs). But that’s just where we are. I appreciate the longevity and I think about it. I think longevity is a beautiful thing.”
Oliver has been on several notable broadcasting teams since joining FOX, having worked alongside the likes of Joe Buck and Troy Aikman, as well as Kevin Burkhardt and Greg Olsen, plus Joe Davis and Daryl Johnston.
She is one of the most popular reporters, as far as the NFL is concerned, but has been suffering from chronic migraines all her life. The condition has affected her work, to the point where fans thought she might be drunk during a broadcast in December.
It was later pointed out that slurred speech is one of the symptoms of a migraine headache, so fans are a lot more understanding now. Fortunately for Pam, she gets them less often now.
“I struggle still, but I did not get a migraine every game, so I felt I did get a bit of a break from that standpoint,” the reporter explained. “It wasn’t like six days’ worth of migraines like before. It was down to two or three days, so I did feel better most weeks. But it was still pretty prevalent. I don’t think I’ll ever figure out why I get them. … It’s a part of my life, my health, and I just have to manage the best that I possibly can.”
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