Jess Sims, Rising Sports Media Star

Jess Sims Named Rising Sports Media Star

When it comes to Peloton instructors, Jess Sims stands out- not just for her high-energy treadmill and strength classes but now as a College GameDay favorite. Recently, Awful Announcing recognized her as one of the “Rising Sports Media Stars” for 2024, and it’s easy to see why.

From Classroom to Spotlight

Jess’s journey to stardom is nothing short of inspiring. Before becoming a beloved Peloton instructor in 2018, she was a kindergarten teacher and assistant principal. Her charisma and dedication to helping others shine through whether she’s teaching ABCs or guiding us through a grueling workout.

A Star on College GameDay

In 2022, Jess made her debut on ESPN’s College GameDay, instantly winning over fans with her infectious enthusiasm and knack for connecting with viewers. As ESPN has reworked its GameDay lineups, Jess has become a mainstay, covering both football and basketball. But that’s not all—she’s also graced the screens of Good Morning America, adding another feather to her already impressive cap.

Why Jess Stands Out

What makes Jess so special? Maybe it’s her genuine love for every town she visits, often trying local foods and mingling with fans. Or perhaps it’s her seamless transition from being a fitness influencer to a sports media personality. Whatever the secret sauce is, Jess Sims has it in abundance.


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In Good Company

Being named a rising star by “Awful Announcing” is no small feat. Jess shares this accolade with notable figures like Andraya Carter, Bill Belichick and Nick Saban, Jamal Crawford, and Noah Eagle. It’s a testament to her versatility and talent that she’s listed among such esteemed company.

What’s Next?

While we’re still a way out from the next College GameDay, we can’t wait to see Jess back on our screens, bringing her unique blend of energy and expertise. Her journey from the classroom to Peloton to ESPN is a reminder that passion and hard work can take you places you never dreamed of.

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