ERIC ALLEN begins his 23rd season with the Jets and first season as vice president, news strategy. Allen, a longtime senior reporter, manages the Jets reporting and broadcasting teams. He is the host of Jets Gameday with Robert Saleh, which airs Sundays on CBS New York, and the Official Jets Podcast. Allen hosts and produces the team's live gameday programs, Pregame Central and Jets Overtime.
Under the One Jets Drive Entertainment umbrella, Allen oversees a group that covers the Jets year-round. Emanating from the Jets' state-of-the-art studio, the broadcasting unit generates podcasts, live shows and over-the-shoulder programming. In addition to collaborating with the Jets production staff, Allen works with a talent roster comprised of former players and reporters who make impactful connections with the team's audiences.
Prior to joining the Jets, Allen worked with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers public relations department during the 2000 season before serving in similar capacity for the Jets in 2001. A native of Buffalo, NY, Allen holds a master's degree of mass communication from the University of Florida (2005) and freelanced at both The Gainesville Sun and Gator Bait Magazine while in Gainesville. He earned a bachelor's degree of science from the University of Maryland in 1998 and suited up in goal for the Terrapins' club hockey team. He resides in New Jersey with his family.