Rachel Baribeau

This is My Story

As the first known female sports reporter to participate in a professional football training camp, her pursuit of delivering an authentic account to her fans is relentless. Ms. Baribeau is a graduate of the Auburn University Broadcast Journalism program and as a master of her craft, she’s delivered insightful commentary to millions of sports enthusiast via national broadcasters such as Fox Sports, ESPN, CBS Sports, Yahoo, and SiriusXM.

Captivating, her various posts include roles such as Sports Editor, Sports Radio Talk Show Host, Sideline Reporter, Internet Anchor, Field Reporter and Host of the College Football Playoff National Championship. Rachel’s ability to “transcend layers and pull out the real story” is actively sought after in covering the SEC, NFL, and NASCAR, among other notable championship games and Fortune 500 appearances.


“It didn’t take long for me to realize Rachel is the total package: passionate, hard-working, caring. She searches for not only the truth but the good in all of us. I’m glad our paths crossed and look forward to more conversations in the future.” Jim Trotter

Sports Illustrated Senior Writer

As the south’s sweetheart of sports, Ms. Baribeau has been dubbed an “SEC-ologist” as she has covered the SEC, and college football, for over ten years. In fall of 2015, she was bestowed a Heisman vote by the Heisman Trust. These days can be heard on SiriusXM College Sports Nation. She was the first female host on that platform. She can also be heard on MadDog Sports Radio, in the SiriusXM family of Networks. Her heartfelt, and captivating, storytelling is featured on www.GridironNow.com

Outside of work, Ms. Baribeau may put down the microphone but chooses to pick up a megaphone and rally others for the causes in her community. In April of 2014, she organized a climb up Kilimanjaro for former NFL, and Alabama, fullback Kevin Turner, who suffers from ALS. The climb was later turned into a movie narrated by Mike Ditka. For more information on how to get involved in finding a cure for ALS, or to see the movie, visitwww.KevinTurnerFoundation.org! Rachel is also an avid speaker at many a college, quarterback club, and church.

Find ways to partner with her for progress: Rachel@RachelBaribeau.com.


“Rachel is one of the bright, young rising stars in our business. She’s smart. She works hard at her craft. She is respected by players, coaches, and other members of the media. I always enjoy having Rachel on my show because, quite simply, she knows her stuff.”

Tony Barnhart

The CBS College Sports Network

“Rachel has a boundless energy and passion for sports journalism that is both impressive and infectious. For her, stardom in her chosen field is an inevitability, not a possibility.”

Spencer Tillman

Lead Studio Analyst CBS Sports

“Captivating, authentic and professional, Ms. Baribeau transcends layers to pull out the story-behind-the-story. Any Fortune 500 would be lucky to work with such a talented professional.”

Sam Dawkins

Aflac Manager, Marketing

“Rachel is a great person to work with. She shows up with a great attitude every day and is as pleasant to be around as anyone you will ever meet. But when she gets her teeth into a story, you find that she is also part pit bull: she keeps digging and working at it until she gets answers. Simply put, Rachel Baribeau is a multimedia sports journalist.”

Tommy Deas

Sports Editor, Tuscaloosa News

“Rachel is one of the most prepared, passionate, well-informed and insightful guests I have ever had on my show in over 15+ years on the air. Her weekly segment is easily the most anticipated on the show by my listeners, and I have never had a guest that elicits numerous marriage proposals as Rachel does each week.”

John Lund

Talk Show Host, Sports Director and former ESPN Program Director