40 Sideline Reporters As Good As The Game

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Olivia Harlan


Olivia Harlan has covered all things football, including SEC and ACC broadcasts for Fox South and a web series for the Green Bay Packers. An active philanthropist, for her wedding, instead of gifts, she asked her guests to donate to the Children’s Center Family Foundation.

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Diletta Leotta


Dieltta Leotta is an Italian television presenter and journalist from Catania. She graduated from LUISS Guido Carli in 2015 with a Law degree. Leotta is mainly known as a reporter for Serie A football broadcasts for DAZN. She reported during the 2018-2019 series. Before, Serie A Leotta presented Serie B games on Sky Sport (Italy).

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Amanda Pflugrad


As of 2020, Amanda Pflugrad provides pre and post games interviews with the Boston Celtics on home games. She also gives recaps, analyses, plus daily updates on practice. Before working with the Celtics, she was a reporter for the New York Jets during the 2014-2015 NFL Season.

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Jenny Dell


Jenny Dell works for CBS Sports as an NFL reporter. Before her employment with CBS, she served as a reporter for New England Sports Network (NESN) covering the Boston Red Sox. Early on, Dell was a fan. She went to the University of Massachusetts and began following the Red Sox closely during her freshman year.

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Alex Curry


Throughout her youth, Alex Curry was a soccer star and continued her career in college, where she won the NISRA title in 2006. She is very conscious about her health and can often be found volunteering at Growing Great, a charity that encourages healthy eating.

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Cari Champion


Cari Champion attended UCLA, where she landed an internship with CNN. Following her graduation, she was brought on board with the Tennis Channel to follow the Williams’ Sisters tennis careers. In 2012, Champion joined ESPN2’s “First Take,” which must have been a dream job.

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Carissa Thompson


Charissa Thompson knew she wanted to be a broadcaster from an early age. However, she graduated from UCSB with a degree in Law and Society though transitioned back into communications for her career. She has been the host of many sports programs including, “NHL on Versus” (2005) and the NFL on Fox Sports.

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Erin Andrews


Erin Andrews is a TV personality and sportscaster. She is most well known for her roles on ESPN College Gameday and Good Morning America, and frequently appears as the host of “Dancing with the Stars” and NFL on Fox. Andrews graduated from the University of Florida in 2000 with a BA in telecommunications.

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Jimena Sanchez


Residing in Latin America, Jimena Sanchez is the host of “Lo Mejor De Fox Sports” on Fox Sports 2. A lover of American sports, Sanchez’s favorite teams are the Raiders, Lakers, and Yankees! She got her start posting images of herself on a photoblog, and it went viral. Récord, a Mexican sports magazine, quickly hired her.

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Kayce Smith


After graduating from Texas A & M in 2012, Kayce Smith joined Fox Sports in 2014, covering the Atlanta Hawks until her career-defining moment when ESPN approached her. Smith worked for the network from 2014 to 2016. In 2018, Smith became a blogger for Barstool Sports and, as of 2020, is still working there.

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Kaylee Hartung


Kaylee Hartung has had a commendable career hosting shows on several big networks such as ABC, CNN, and ESPN. Her notoriety came from her immense contribution to the SEC Network covering college football. Hartung graduated from Washington and Lee University in 2007 with a degree in journalism and politics.

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Kelsey Wingert


Kelsey Wingert grew up in Sugar Land, Texas, and graduated from Louisiana State University in 2014. She chose LSU for the TV broadcast department. Wingert started working for KALB-TV before Fox Sports South hired her in 2016.

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Kristine Leahy


Kristine Leahy gained fame for hosting the American action game show “American Ninja Warrior” (2010). She earned a Bachelor of Science Journalist degree from Boston University and bounced around new stations as an anchor before being hired by the NBC network.

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Maria Taylor


Maria Taylor grew up in Alpharetta, Georgia, where she attended Centennial High School, earning accolades for volleyball starting in high school throughout her time at the University of Georgia. After graduating, she contributed to many shows, including “Dawg Report” and “Sports Nite.” In 2013, Taylor worked for ESPN2 as a sideline reporter.

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Meredith Marakovits


Meredith Marakovits grew up in Allentown, Pennsylvania, where she earned a volleyball scholarship to play at La Salle University. She is known for reporting on the Yankees as the YES Network host and her presence online at YESNetwork.com. Before moving to New York, Markovits had tons of experience in Pennsylvania.

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Molly McGrath


Molly McGrath has hosted several sportscasts on FOX as well as a revival of the robot-fighting show “Battlebots” (2016) on ABC. After her hiatus, she returned to the sports network with ESPN to cover college football. McGrath started her as a production assistant for ESPN after putting together a reel of interviews from her school at Boston College.

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Sam Ponder


Sam Ponder is a sportscaster who, after graduating from Liberty University (LU), began her career as a sideline reporter for smaller college football and basketball games. Before transferring to LU from The King’s College, Ponder had a researcher-assistant internship on the college football studio show on ABC-TV in New York.

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Britt McHenry

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Britt McHenry is a former ESPN personality. She graduated from Stetson University and went on to study journalism at Northwestern University. At Stetson, McHenry played on the Hatter’s soccer team. After she finished her education, McHenry got a job as a sports reporter and fill-in anchor at ABC Television’s Washington affiliate, WJLA-TV and NewsChannel 8.

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Alanna Rizzo

In 2003 Alanna Rizzo graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a masters degree in broadcast journalism. Following her time as an anchor for CBS, was brought on full time at Root Sports Rocky Mountain, where she won 3 regional Emmy Awards.

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Michelle Beisner


Michelle Beisner-Buck is an NFL feature reporter for ESPN. Her NFL stories and player profiles are exclusives for “Monday Night Countdown.” Before becoming a sports reporter, Beisner trained as an actor and dancer. From 1997-2003 she served as a cheerleader for the Denver Broncos and was captain four of her six years.

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Erin Hawksworth


In 2015, WJLA-TV employed Erin Hawksworth in Washington, DC as a sports anchor. Hawksworth graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in journalism and mass communications. She got her foot in the door as an intern at the sports department KPNX, an NBC affiliate in Phoenix, Arizona, reporting on the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece.

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Kacie McDonnell


Kacie McDonnell used to deliver reports on the Philadelphia Eagles for Good Day Philadelphia on WTXF-TV. At the same station, McDonnel also did traffic reports. For two years, she worked at KSHB-TV in Kansas City, Missouri as a sideline reporter for Sporting Kansas City.

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Lauren Gardner


Lauren Gardner graduated from the University of Colorado in 2007 with a degree in Political Science. She also worked as a Denver Broncos Cheerleader from 2007 to 2008. Her first broadcast position was at Mountain West Sports Network.

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Sara Carbonero


Sara Carbonero is a Spanish sports journalist. She graduated with a bachelor’s in journalism from Complutense University of Madrid. Cabonero interned and worked for Radio Marca before making a deal with Telecinco in April 2009 for a sports presenter and editor position.

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Allie LaForce


Hailing from a family of athletes, Allie LaForce walked on to play basketball for Ohio State. She appeared in the charity basketball game, Celebrity Cheese Crunch Classic in 2008, and dominated the competition (for a good cause of course!)

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Sage Steele


Sage Steele is an on-air personality for ESPN. As of 2020, she is an anchor for the 6 p.m. ET “SportsCenter.” For “SportsCenter on the Road,” Steele serves as lead host. Before her 6 p.m. slot, she hosted “Sports Center: AM” in 2018 and hosted the Friday and Sunday editions of “NBA Countdown” on ESPN and ABC during the 2016-17 NBA season.

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Laura McKeeman


Miss Florida turned sports reporter, Laura (McKeeman) Rutledge works for CNN International, ESPN, and the SEC Network. Rutledge graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in broadcast journalism. While attending, she won the title of Miss Florida in 2012. Rutledge began her career at Fox Sport as a sideline reporter for the Tampa Bay Rays.

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Jenn Brown


Jenn Brown is a two-time Emmy Award-winning sports broadcaster and television host. As of 2020, she is currently covering Bellator MMA. You may be familiar with her. She was on ESPN for eight years as a sideline reporter for the network’s Primetime Thursday Night and Saturday Afternoon College Football Games.

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Jen Hale


Jen Hale is a reporter for Fox Sports. She is currently working as a sideline reporter in 2020 alongside Dick Stockton and Mark Schlereth. Earlier in her career, you would not have guessed Hale would direct her focus on sports. Hale used to cover politics for KNOE-TV and was a correspondent for WAFB in Lousiana.

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Kristina (Akra) Fitzpatrick


Kristina Fitzpatrick is a freelance sports anchor and a news correspondent for CNN. She graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Journalism and communication. While attending, she gave news and interviews with Flordia Gator athletes on Fox Sports Sun’s “GatorZone.”

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Rebecca Haarlow


Rebecca Haarlow works as an American sideline reporter. She presents her coverage on MSG Network, the NBA on TNT, NBA TV, and the Big Ten Network. Originally, Haarlow graduated from Princeton University studying American History before getting a Public Relations Coordinator position for Silicon Valley Sports and Entertainment in 2003.

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Niki Noto


Niki Noto loved sports as a child and was constantly berated by her family to name the Braves line-up. Noto graduated from the University of Alabama in 2009 with a degree in telecommunications. In 2014 Noto continued to work for ESPN though she has appeared on HLN and CBS Sports Network.

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Kristen Ledlow


Kristen Ledlow works as a sports anchor. She graduated from Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida. Now tell us, if you heard this one before? Ledlow got her degree in broadcasting and communications; what a surprise. After college, Ledlow quickly got work as an anchor for “Good News Show” on WTXL-TB.

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Jamie Erdahl


Jamie Erdahl is no stranger to sports. She played basketball and softball at St. Olaf’s college before transferring to American University in 2009 to study, you guessed it, broadcasting and communications. At the school, she hosted many shows, including ‘Eye on the Eagle,’ which covered the men’s basketball team.

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Heidi Watney


Heidi Watney began her broadcast career working at a local station in Fresno, California as a reporter after graduating from the University of San Diego in 2003. Eventually, she got a job on ESPN’s Radio 1430 KFIG and KMPH-TV before working as a sideline reporter for the New England Sports Network (NESN) and “Time Warner Cable Sports Net.”

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Kathryn Tappen


Kathryn Tappen is a sportscaster covering a variety of sports. She graduated from Tuger University majoring in journalism on an academic and athletic scholarship for track. Tappen worked for College Sports Television before moving to WJAR in Providence, RI. Here, her position was weekend anchor and weekday sports reporter.

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Molly Qerim


Molly Qerim, as of 2020, works as a sports moderator and anchor. Initially, CBS Sports Network employed her to report on college football, National Signing Day, the NCAA Tournament and the U.S. Open. Similarly, she anchored for shows like “SEC Tonight,” “Bracket Breakdown,” “Full Court Press,” and more.

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