Highlighting Women in Sports: Erin Andrews
If you have watched any NFL football game, you have probably seen Erin Andrews on the sidelines reporting.
Andrews is a sportscaster who graduated from the University of Florida in 2000 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in telecommunications.
She was also a member of the Gators’ basketball dance team from 1997 to 2000.
Andrew's career started back in 2000 when she was a sports broadcaster with FOX Sports Florida. For two years, she covered the Tampa Bay Lightning for the Sunshine Network and then went on to work for Turner South as a studio host and reporter.
She joined ESPN in 2004, where she worked as a reporter for their NHL coverage. Along with NHL, Andrew’s covered lots of different events.
Andrews moved to FOX Sports in 2012, where she hosted the FOX College Football studio show. With FOX, she also covered the MLB All-Star Game and the Daytona 500.
In the 2014 season, she became part of the sideline report for FOX’s lead NFL broadcasting crew. From 2016 onwards, she has been a part of FOX as a sideline reporter.
During her career, she has received plenty of prestigious awards. She was honored with a Gracie Award for her extraordinary work. She was named the recipient of Vince Lombardi’s Award of Excellence which recognizes her spirit of commitment and pursuit of excellence. She also became the first female recipient of the Pat Summerall Award in 2022 for her great personality and broadcasting.
Outside of her sports career, her extraordinary on-air personality has carried to other places. Andrews co-hosts ABC’s “Dancing With The Stars.” She started this in 2014 and has continued to do it ever since. Andrews also appeared in the 10th season of the show, where she placed third with Maksim Chmerkovskiy.
Andrews also hosted the CMT Music Award in 2015 and 2016.
In 2021, Andrews and FOX colleague Charissa Thompson launched a podcast titled "Calm Down with Erin and Charissa." They talk a lot about their lives and random things, making it a good listen.
Andrews is a huge inspiration to women in sports as she shares advice and everything you need to know to get into the sports industry. She has truly helped to change the way women are perceived in sports and because of that, she will continue to be a role model.