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CBS Reporter Tracy Wolfson Once ‘Held Onto’ Tom Brady So She Could Interview Him

Tracy Wolfson wouldn’t have made it this far in sports media without being a fighter.

Wolfson is best known for her work at CBS Sports alongside Jim Nantz and Tony Romo on the network’s No. 1 broadcast team. As the sideline reporter, Wolfson’s role during the game is to feed Nantz and Romo with information.

When the game ends, Wolfson tracks down one of the game’s most impactful players for an impromptu interview. Wolfson showed why she has that job when she went viral for attempting to interview New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in 2019.

Tracy Wolfson is a veteran sideline reporter for CBS

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As the play-by-play announcer and color commentator, Jim Nantz and Tony Romo get most of the credit.

Don’t forget about Tracy Wolfson, though. A veteran reporter, Wolfson has been the sideline reporter on CBS Sports’ No. 1 NFL broadcast team since 2014.

For her first three seasons, Wolfson worked with Nantz and longtime New York Giants quarterback Phil Simms. CBS replaced Simms with Tony Romo in 2017.

Wolfson also worked three Super Bowls between 2014-19. Super Bowl 55 will mark her fourth such game on the sidelines.

Wolfson’s Super Bowl 53 interview of Tom Brady went viral

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Tracy Wolfson may have provided the best highlight of Super Bowl 53.

Tom Brady and the Patriots’ snoozefest 13-3 victory over Jared Goff and the Rams didn’t exactly feature many exciting moments. That all changed when Wolfson sought out Brady for a postgame interview.

Wolfson waited three minutes amid a large crowd to get Brady. CBS kept the camera on the mosh pit and Wolfson’s constant attempts at interviewing the Patriots’ star quarterback.

In an interview with the New York Post, Wolfson explained how she kept fighting to get Brady.

“The circle forms around you. I’m small and I just kind of held onto Tom and the microphone and just sort of waited and waited patiently.”

Wolfson said she felt the fight and wait to get Brady perfectly embodied the game she had just worked.

“I joked that the game was an offensive struggle, so it was only appropriate that the winning interview was a struggle, too,” Wolfson told The Post. “That’s kind of why you do this job. I embrace it and I love it.”

Tracy Wolfson explained how she fought to get Brady

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Tracy Wolfson quickly became the talk of social media after Super Bowl 53.

“Staying with Tracy Wolfson trying to get that post-game Tom Brady interview was maybe the most compelling part of the Super Bowl to me,” Mike Allardyce, an NBC Sports Chicago employee, wrote on Twitter. “Also, showed my wife what working in our industry can be like sometimes. It was captivating.”

Sacramento Kings radio reporter Sean Cunningham took a lighter route when discussing Wolfson’s viral moment.

“I don’t think anybody on the Patriots had to work nearly as hard tonight as Tracy Wolfson had to in that crush of media surrounding Tom Brady,” Cunningham tweeted.

Whether she is interviewing Patrick Mahomes or going after Brady again, Wolfson shouldn’t have as much trouble at Super Bowl 55. The NFL’s COVID-19 protocols should prevent a full-on mosh pit from occurring at Raymond James Stadium.

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