Erin Andrews leaves ESPN for Fox Sports
SI is reporting that Erin Andrews is leaving ESPN and joining Fox Sports.
Erin Andrews is moving to Fox Sports. SI.com has learned the network hired the former ESPN personality to host a new 30-minute prime-time college football studio show, which premieres Sept. 1 before Fox Sports’ coverage of Hawaii at USC. Andrews will also have other assignments at Fox Sports, including a role in its NFL and MLB coverage.
“This was a difficult move but it was the right move because it’s allowing me to do so many things that I probably would not have been able to do had I stayed at ESPN,” Andrews told SI.com on Sunday night. “It’s a different way to expand my role. I’m not tired yet. I don’t want to hang it up. I just need to get better and these were different opportunities that I would not be able to find anywhere but at Fox Sports.”
Andrews would not say what her specific role is on the NFL (Fox has sideline openings) but that announcement is expected to come this week. “The NFL was a huge thing; it’s always been a dream,” Andrews said. “I always wanted to work in the NFL and they are offering me a role in it.”
SPORTSbyBROOKS reported several days ago on Twitter that Andrews “recently tested for a hosting role on ‘X Factor’ – and will land at FOX regardless.”
I wouldn’t be surprised to see her land a gig on the entertainment side to go with her sports duties. She’s gorgeous and has plenty of talent. She did well on “Dancing With The Stars” so she already has a following outside the sports universe.
Blogger destroys Fanhouse column
The Sportress of Blogitude took Fanhouse columnist David Whitley to task for his column about Erin Andrews and Danica Patrick.
It’s a funny read.
Erin Andrews receiving e-mail death threats
ESPN sideline reporter and current “Dancing with the Stars” contestant Erin Andrews is being harassed once again. According to attorney Michael Grossman, a man has sent Andrews at least dozen threatening e-mails since September.
DirecTV provided them to Andrews’ representatives Thursday, but it was not immediately clear to whom the e-mails were addressed.
The e-mails were at first sexual, but the most recent were explicitly violent and “threatened Erin with murder,” Grossman said. They also had details about location and method.
The messages discuss the case of Michael David Barrett, who was sentenced last month to 2½ years in federal prison for secretly shooting nude videos of the ESPN reporter.
“He refers to Barrett in his e-mail in a way to make clear to us that situation had some influence,” Grossman said, but added that the man appeared to have no ties to Barrett.
This poor woman. Hopefully the whole ordeal with last year’s stalker has made her stronger. As of now, she’s doesn’t plan on quitting “Dancing with the Stars,” and security has been hired to protect her and her family.
Blogging the Bloggers: Urban Meyer, Tim Tebow, Erin Andrews and more
- SPARTY & FRIENDS argues that Michael Wilbon is “full of crap” for saying that he’d physically assault Urban Meyer if he were in Jeremy Fowler’s position. It’s easy for Wilbon to say this now, but Fowler’s first instinct was to diffuse the situation.
- BLACK SPORTS ONLINE (still love that blog name) comments on Tim Tebow’s dad’s prediction that Tebow will go in the top 15 picks.
- DEUCE OF DAVENPORT profiles the Washington Wizards’ new owner, Ted Leonsis.
- MIDWEST SPORTS FANS lists seven memorable moments of goofy whiteness.
- SPORTS MEDIA WATCH reports that “Joe Buck Live” may very well be over and Mr. Buck doesn’t seem to care…like the rest of us.
- SPORTSbyBROOKS has a photo of Erin Andrews and her partner on “Dancing With the Stars” getting a little…um…cozy.
- DEADSPIN has a few recollections from one of the former producers of MTV’s spring break events, including a pretty funny one about Paris Hilton and still-unnamed rock star.
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