Rhett Lewis
Lewis in 2019
Rhett Lewis Kleinschmidt

(1983-03-23) March 23, 1983 (age 40)
Nationality United States
OccupationSports reporter
SpouseKayna Whitworth

Rhett Lewis Kleinschmidt[1] (born March 23, 1983) is an American sports reporter and previously the host of NFL Network's weekday morning show NFL AM.

Early years

Lewis was born and raised in Metairie, Louisiana, the son of Marlene and NFL athletic trainer Dean Kleinschmidt. He attended Indiana University, where he played football and majored in sports broadcasting. In his middle school years, he was diagnosed with a severe case of Osgood-Schlatter Disease.[2][3]


In 2017, he founded The Sam Dozier Champions Cup in honor of former St. Martin's Episcopal School Coach Sam "The Bull" Dozier.


In May 2009, he joined WHDH Boston as a sports reporter after serving as a sports director for KLBK in Texas for two years.[2][4] In July 2014, he joined NFL Network as a host of "NFL AM."[5]

In May 2022, Lewis was named the new radio analyst for Indiana, replacing the retiring Buck Suhr.[6]


  1. ^ "Lawrence's Caminero ready for big fight". eagletribune.com. Retrieved December 9, 2010.
  2. ^ a b "NFL.com Profile". nfl.com.
  3. ^ "Indiana Hoosiers Profile". iuhoosiers.com. Archived from the original on 2014-07-24.
  4. ^ "WNDH Profile". whdh.com.
  5. ^ "Meet the new cast of NFL AM". awfulannouncing.com. 10 July 2014. Retrieved July 10, 2014.
  6. ^ Osterman, Zach (May 9, 2022). "Rhett Lewis returns to alma mater as IU football's radio analyst: 'Too good to be true.'". Indianapolis Star. Retrieved August 13, 2022.