SEC Network has hired Alyssa Lang as a host and anchor for its studio show programming. Lang joins the network as the new host of SEC Featured on Monday nights, and will have a supporting role in SEC Network's hit studio show, Thinking Out Loud. Following football season, Lang will join the SEC Now anchor desk rotation with network mainstays, Peter Burns and Dari Nowkhah.
"The passion that comes with college football is a big reason why I got into sports broadcasting," Lang said. "Joining a team that eats, sleeps, and breathes [college football] is an absolute dream come true. I am so excited to join the SEC Network family, and look forward to an incredible first season."
Before joining the ESPN and SEC Network family, Lang was a sports anchor and reporter at First Coast News in Jacksonville for two seasons. Prior to her time in the Sunshine State, she worked at WLTX in Columbia, South Carolina, where she covered South Carolina, Clemson, the Carolina Panthers and more. In addition, Lang has had stints at SPEEDTV and GamecockCentral.com.
"Alyssa is a tremendous talent with a deep affinity for college sports and the SEC," said Baron Miller, SEC Network coordinating producer. "One of our greatest strengths at SEC Network is the phenomenal people who our viewers welcome into their homes every night, and we couldn't be more excited to welcome Alyssa to our family."
In addition to her role with SEC Network, Lang will also serve as an anchor this fall with WCNC in Charlotte.
A proud Gamecock alum and the first to sit in the commentator chair on SEC Network, Lang graduated from the University of South Carolina with a degree in Broadcast Journalism in 2015. A native of Huntersville, N.C., she is a fan of CrossFit, and loves to travel.