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Jane Slater
Born (1980-11-07) November 7, 1980 (age 43)
Alma materUniversity of Texas
OccupationSports Journalist
EmployerNFL Network

Jane Slater (born November 7, 1980) is an American journalist, who works as a reporter for the NFL Network. Slater is based in Dallas, Texas, and mainly reports on the Dallas Cowboys but has also covered the New Orleans Saints and the Tennessee Titans.[1] She has made other appearances on NFL Network including as fill-in host for Good Morning Football.

Early life and education

Slater is from Rowlett, Texas.[2] Her grandfather, Ray Shockley, was the president of Wolf Brand Chili and later made it the official bowl of Texas.[3] She graduated from Rowlett High School in 1999 and the University of Texas at Austin in 2004 double majoring in journalism and government.


Prior to joining NFL Network in 2016, Slater worked for ESPN as an anchor and sideline reporter for the Longhorn Network. She also worked on the College World Series and college football bowl games for ESPN and the SEC Network.[4] She nearly left the covering sports/news after being let go by ESPN. She spent eight years covering news before turning her attention to covering sports which included co-hosting a radio talk show Elf and Slater for a year on KRLD-FM 105.3 The Fan in Dallas.[5] Also, she covered Dallas area sports teams for WFAA and KTVT.[6] She was offered a role on The Golf Channel but rejected the offer for the role for the NFL Network.[7]

Personal life

In 2019 when commenting on the Peloton advertisement controversy on Twitter, Slater said that she got a Fitbit for Christmas from an ex-boyfriend. She said she liked it until he was unaccounted for at 4 AM and because their devices were synced, she saw his activity levels were spiking.[8] In 2021, Slater got backlash for posting an unpaid sports media opportunity on Twitter. She later posted she had three unpaid internships and had a job while at school.[9] She is a golf aficionado.[10]


  1. ^ Matt Hladik. "Q&A With NFL Network's Jane Slater On Dak & Romo, Interviewing T.O., Zoom Journalism Class, Golf & More". Retrieved 5 May 2021.
  2. ^ Todd Davis. "KTVT reporter, former The Fan host Jane Slater joins Longhorn Network". Retrieved 15 August 2019.
  3. ^ Susan Landry. "Off Camera with Jane Slater". Retrieved 15 August 2019.
  4. ^ "Jane Slater's Bio". Retrieved 15 August 2019.
  5. ^ Mark Elfenbein. "Elf Welcomes His New Co-Host Jane Slater". Retrieved 15 August 2019.
  6. ^ "Reporters Jane Slater and Courtney Fallon Join NFL Media". Retrieved 15 August 2019.
  7. ^ Ben Swanger. "Jane Slater's Winding Road in Journalism Keeps Moving Forward". Retrieved 29 December 2022.
  8. ^ Emily Shiffer. "NFL Reporter Jane Slater Caught Her Boyfriend Cheating On Her Because Of His Fitbit". Retrieved 27 February 2020.
  9. ^ Alex Reimer. "The Problem With Unpaid Internships In Sports Media". Retrieved 5 May 2021.
  10. ^ Matt Hladik. "Q&A With NFL Network's Jane Slater On Dak & Romo, Interviewing T.O., Zoom Journalism Class, Golf & More". Retrieved 5 May 2021.