According to ESPN Media Zone, Alison Bender is expanding her role at ESPN FC, where she serves as its UK-based football presenter and reporter, contributing daily content, analysis and breaking news on Premier League, European and world football.
Bender is expected to appear regularly on ESPN FC’s daily global football program, as well as contribute video reports and interviews for ESPNFC.com She will also serve in various hosting and reporting duties surrounding ESPN’s EURO 2016 coverage, including ESPN FC’s EURO After Dark, a digital-exclusive show. A role in ESPN’s coverage of the 2016 Olympics in Rio is also expected.
Bender first joined ESPN as a Champions League reporter in 2004, and contributed to ESPN FC’s coverage of the 2010 World Cup, hosting a daily roundup show from the tournament. For the past two years, she has hosted “Weekend Bender,” a digital segment with a light-hearted take on football’s biggest matches in Europe.
Bender has worked for various global sports channels including Real Madrid TV, Chelsea TV and Sky Sports News. She most recently spent five years with the Premier League hosting daily analysis programs and reporting pitch side at matches.