Rachel Bonnetta, rising star on the NFL Network, is leaving her position as the network continues to cut staff and costs. A spokesperson for the NFL confirmed this to the Daily Caller Tuesday.
According to the New York Post, Bonnetta and NFL Network have agreed to purchase the year remaining on her contract. According to a press release, the NFL media stated that she joined the network in September 2021 in order to work on digital content on various platforms and sports betting content.
She was the host of the weekly “NFL Gameday View” show and also contributed to the Sunday “NFL Gameday Morning”. Bonnetta was also involved in the NFL Network’s coverage on the Super Bowl and other iconic events.
According to the NY Post, she was being considered for the role of host on the network’s “Good Morning Football”. However, Kay Adams, a prominent host of the program, left the network. Bonnetta was not selected for the role, and she was against moving from Los Angeles to New York to host the show, according to the NY Post, citing anonymous sources.
Bonnetta rose to prominence first during her time with Fox Sports, 2016-21. She hosted Fox Sports’ first sport gambling show and covered the Super Bowl and UEFA Champions League for the network.
The NY Post reported that the NFL media had been conducting a strategic review earlier in March and was preparing for layoffs. Front Porch Sports has been told by a source that the number of layoffs will likely be in single digits.
Jim Trotter, NFL Network reporter, announced Monday that the league would not renew his contract. Trotter, who was hired for the first time in 2018, became well-known for pushing Roger Goodell about issues related to diversity within NFL.
Bonnetta declined confirmation of the NY Post’s news when Bonnetta was contacted.