It took a while for everyone to get used to seeing women reporting from the sidelines at sporting events. Even longer to get used to women interviewing players in their locker rooms, especially when players seem to have no problem doing the interviews without their uniforms or anything else on. Now it’s not unusual at all and we can thank Erin Andrews for being one of those first lady reporters who paved the way and improved the quality and color of sports coverage for all the networks, especially at ESPN where she has been since 2004.
According to the New York Post, Erin’s last assignment was covering the ACC tournament which ended last week. The two-year contract she signed in 2010 expires in July and so far, she isn’t scheduled to cover anything else for ESPN. Prior to working for ESPN, Andrews worked for Turner South and Fox Sports Florida. She has appeared recently on ABC as a correspondent for “Good Morning America,” and as a contestant on ABC’s “Dancing With The Stars.” She has also covered a number of red carpet events including the Oscars.
In 2008, Andrews was the victim of a stalker named Michael David Barrett. She made headlines when Barrett secretly filmed her in a hotel room and published it on the internet. The stalker was sentenced to almost three years on charges of interstate stalking and will be released later this summer. I look forward to seeing Erin’s next move and hopefully following her exciting and barrier-breaking career. She’s only 33.
CBS needs to turn over the tournament to Espn so there will actually be some credible analysts calling the game….especially Erin Andrews.
Is Leslie Visser human? That is eight kinds of some bad plastic surgery. She was original Erin Andrews … in 1976.
With my new found love of the ncaa, I’m now determined to be the next Erin Andrews