As expected, Erin Andrews has landed at Fox Sports after
the announcement Friday that she was leaving ESPN at the conclusion of her contract
Andrews will host a new primetime college football pregame
show for Fox Sports as well as contributing to the network's NFL and MLB
coverage and other marquee sports properties.
The 30-minute pregame show will originate live each week
form the Fox Network Center in Los Angeles leading into Fox's first-ever
regular-season broadcast college football package, which kicks off on Sept. 1
with Hawaii vs. USC.
Andrews had been a fixture at ESPN since 2004, most recently
hosting the first hour of College Game
Day on ESPNU and a sideline reporter for college football and basketball
games. Her new multi-year deal with Fox Sports is a homecoming of sorts; she
got her start as a sports reporter at Fox Sports Florida in 2000.
"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" said Eric Shanks, executive producer, co-president and COO, Fox Sports
Media Group. "Erin is one of the hardest-working, most respected individuals in
sports television and we expect her to have an immediate impact."