Fox Sports adds former ESPN reporter Erin Andrews, who will host the network's new primetime college football show
Former ESPN reporter and host Erin Andrews has signed a multi-year pact with Fox Sports, the network announced Sunday.
Andrews will host the Fox's new primetime college football pregame show and make contributions to the network’s NFL and MLB coverage, the network said.
The announcement of Andrews’ multi-year agreement was made today by Eric Shanks, executive producer, co-president and COO at the Fox Sports Media Group.
“Opportunities to add someone of Erin Andrews’ caliber don’t come along often and we’re thrilled to welcome her back to the Fox Sports family,” Shanks said in a statement. “Erin is one of the hardest-working, most-respected individuals in sports television and we expect her to have an immediate impact.”
“To have the chance to not only host the primetime college football pregame show, but cover the NFL, MLB and various other incredible Fox Sports properties is a once in a lifetime opportunity,” said Andrews. “I couldn’t be more excited to get to work.”
Andrews, one of the most-followed sports television personalities on Twitter with over 1.3 million followers, returns to Fox Sports after spending eight years at ESPN. Most recently, she hosted the first hour of ESPN’s College GameDay on ESPNU and was a features reporter for the full three-hour program, a role she held since the 2010 season. Andrews also served as a sideline reporter for college football and basketball games.
Prior to ESPN, Andrews worked for Turner Sports from 2002 to 2004 as a studio host and reporter. She covered college football and the Atlanta Braves for TBS and the Atlanta Thrashers and Atlanta Hawks for Turner Sports South. From 2001 to 2002, she worked for the Sunshine Network as a Tampa Bay Lightning reporter. She got her start as a sports reporter at Fox Sports Florida in 2000.
Andrews is also known for appearing on the 10th season of "Dancing with the Stars."