Erin Andrews: Blonde Ambition
With her sun-kissed locks, lithe frame, and insanely good looks, it’s easy to see why Playboy magazine has called Erin Andrews “America’s sexiest sportscaster.” Popular yet frequently polarizing, Andrews’ fans laud her as hard working, knowledgeable, and tenacious while critics dismiss her as just another pretty face. As her career advanced and her fame skyrocketed, Erin Andrews has not only established herself as a reputable sports reporter, but a sports icon.
A lifelong sports fan, Andrews moved to Florida as a child after her father, six-time Emmy Award–winner Steve Andrews, began working as an investigative reporter there. Active in dance, academics, and student government in high school, Erin Andrews graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Telecommunications in 2000, beginning her career as a freelance reporter with Fox Sports Florida. From there, she moved on to the Sunshine Network as a Tampa Bay Lightning reporter and then to the Turner South network as a studio host and reporter for the Atlanta Braves.
In 2004, Erin Andrews began an eight-year career at the coveted sports authority, ESPN. She began working as a reporter for ESPN National Hockey Night before later moving on to cover ESPN’s College Football Thursday Primetime in addition to sideline reporting for Major League Baseball. During her tenure at ESPN, she also reported for the College World Series, Little League World Series, and Great Outdoor Games, as well as for ESPN’s and ABC’s live coverage of the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
In 2012, Andrews left ESPN to join Fox Sports, becoming the first host of the popular Fox College Football’s studio show with Eddie George and Joey Harrington joining her as analysts. She also contributes on Fox NFL Sunday and serves as a field reporter for most major sporting events aired on Fox, including the MLB All-Star Game, the World Series, the NFL Playoffs, and Daytona 500. In 2013, Fox Sports 1 premiered, giving Andrews new roles, including contributor to daily studio show Fox Football Daily and host of Fox College Football Kickoff and Fox College Saturday, a direct competitor to perennial favorite ESPN College Gameday.
Erin Andrews is just as busy off the field as she is on. In addition to becoming co-host of the popular Dancing with the Stars in its 18th season (after becoming a finalist in season 10), she was featured as a sideline reporter in EA Sports’ video game NCAA Football 10 and in a Sony commercial with Justin Timberlake and Peyton Manning. In February of this year, she co-hosted a Super Bowl party with P. Diddy. Most recently, Andrews was promoted to the Fox Sports 1 NFL Broadcast team alongside Joe Buck and Troy Aikman. She is also slated to replace legendary Pam Oliver as NFL sideline reporter.
Today, Erin Andrews is no question regarded as one of the finest (pun, fully intended) sports reporters to ever grace television. Her shrewd determination, hard work and exceptional looks have not only propelled her into the company of the sports’ casting greats, but have also blessed the eyes of millions of sports’ fan viewers around the United States. And we’re pretty sure they love every minute of it.