AUBURNDALE, Fla. — A Polk County student gets a once in a lifetime experience reporting at the Super Bowl.
Amaya Brannon, 10, from Auburndale, was there the whole week leading up to the big game, giving football fans an inside look at Super Bowl Sunday.
As the NFL Kid Correspondent, she interviewed some of the biggest names in football including Tom Brady.
“Even though it was through Zoom, it was still a cool experience. My favorite part about this week was definitely going to the Super Bowl and seeing my home team win,” said Amaya Brannon, NFL Kid Correspondent.
Amaya even handed off the game ball to start the second half. Her family joined her in the stands, cheering on their home team as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers became Super Bowl champions.
“I was really happy and excited and I kept dancing when the songs came on, and I was very surprised that it wasn’t a close score,” Brannon said.
It was her PE coach who encouraged Amaya to enter the contest. Her uncle said she was in her element.
“She really opened up. She memorized lines she had to memorize super quick and she got in front of the camera. When she got in front of the camera for some of that stuff, she just turned it on. We were amazed,” said Brian Bradway.
Amaya enjoyed being the NFL Kid Correspondent so much, she said she now wants to be a news reporter when she grows up.
I feel relaxed in front of the camera, so now I think I’ll be good in front of the camera again in the future,” Brannon said.