Erin Andrews has a new job, and although it comes with a lot of rewarding challenges, she says she knows she has some mighty big shoes to fill.
The announcement was made on Monday that Andrews will be taking over for Pam Oliver on the sidelines at Fox; this season will be Oliver's last for the network. Although Andrews has made headlines recently with her co-hosting gig on Dancing With The Stars, she's a seasoned sports reporter and says she has looked up to Oliver since she got started in the business.
Andrews says the new job is a "dream come true", adding, "It's what I think I've wanted, it's pretty much what every sports fan that loves the NFL would love to do at some point. To work with those guys and to be with that crew, it is a dream come true. It's exactly what I've wanted."
Andrews found herself in the middle of some controversy when she took over on DWTS, as she was brought in right as Brooke Burke-Charvet was unceremoniously booted from the position. However, fans and the judges have taken a liking to her from the start, and she says she will still have time to co-host the show as per her contract with Fox.
"I know I have huge, huge shoes to fill. There's nobody I've watched more over these past 15, 20 years than Pam Oliver and what she did and the precedent she set. How she worked tirelessly day in and day out and really set the standard for women and sideline reporters and so much more than that. I can't thank her enough for being a wonderful role model. This is not going to be easy for me. What I set out on day 1 was to be someone like Pam, I hope I can just hold up that end of the bargain," she said.
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