With curiosity surrounding Arie Luyendyk Jr.’s Bachelor season now at an all-time high, fans can’t wait to get more details about the incoming contestants. So, it should come as no surprise that, after reading the bios of the ladies set to enter the house, Bachelor Nation wants to know where Bri works. After all, the Bachelor contestant has accomplished a lot in her career as a sports reporter
The Oregon native, whose full name is Brianna "Bri" Amaranthus, is currently a reporter for NBC Sports Northwest. A 2014 graduate of University of Oregon, Bri has reportedly been an employee at NBC since 2012, according to her Linkedin profile. Her resume includes covering sports at UO, serving as a courtside reporter during the NBA's Portland Trail Blazers' basketball games, and reporting news from behind the news desk, according to The Oregonian. Meanwhile, NBC Sports Group indicates that Bri is also a correspondent for the network's Northwest social media platforms and that she contributes multimedia content to Northwest’s coverage of the Oregon Ducks, the Oregon State Beavers, and the Portland Trail Blazers while additionally serving as the host for Sports Talk Live and DuckSquad podcast. Just take a moment to digest all of that.
Despite all that work — or perhaps because she's so busy — Bri has yet to drop any social media hints about her upcoming stint on the reality dating series. However, she did reveal on her Twitter account that she would, in fact, be appearing on The Bachelor this season, leaving plenty of room for fans to speculate about how it went.
At 25 years old, Bri has already won an Emmy as a field producer for CSN’s All-Star Coach, an accomplishment that the Portland native lists in her ABC Bachelor bio as her "greatest achievement to date." Aside from being a sports' connoisseur due to her career, Bri is seemingly also an avid sports fan and competitor at heart, specifically noting that she "would have been a great football player, QB or receiver" if she could be someone else for a day. She additionally points out attending "a game seven (NBA or MLB)!" as one of the top three things on her bucket list.
As a reporter, both in the field and on camera, it seems that Bri is a natural in front of the lens. In fact, some of the highlights from her reporting reels prove just how comfortable she is in front of the camera.
Though fans have yet to witness Bri's time on the 2018 Bachelor season, it's very likely that Bri and Arie will have a lot in common given their backgrounds and love of sports. Even considering the 28 other contestants also vying for Arie's heart, the sportscaster should find her specific knowledge and sports acumen as a huge competitive edge over her opponents in the dating game.
After all, Arie is a lifelong participant in the racing world, as both a spectator of his father and a racer himself, so it goes without saying that he has a passion for the nature of competition. That said, it seems that Bri could be just the woman to send Arie racing off to the altar should they hit it off this season.
With the Season 22 premiere kicking off Jan. 1, fans will have to tune in to see just how much of a role Bri's background will play in the contest of winning over Arie's heart. Win or lose, it’s safe to say that Bri Amaranthus has a pretty good chance of at least snagging a few roses should she manage to capture Arie's attention — if even just for one date.