No surprise: FOX Sports hires ex-ESPN reporter Erin Andrews
Erin Andrews wasn't jobless very long.
FOX Sports announced Sunday that it has hired Andrews, who had just announced Friday that she was leaving ESPN. Speculation was that she would be heading to FOX Sports.
Andrews' duties at FOX Sports include hosting its new prime-time college football pregame show, making contributions to the network's NFL and MLB coverage, along with other marquee sports properties.
"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," Eric Shanks, executive producer, co-president and COO of FOX Sports Media Group, 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. In addition to having her anchor our new college football show and studio coverage, we expect her to be a big contributor to our MLB and NFL coverage as well as other major events."
FOX Sports' new 30-minute college football pregame show will debut Sept. 1. It will lead into FOX Sports’ first-ever regular-season over-the-air college football package. The network's coverage kicks-off on Saturday, Sept. 1 at 7:30 p.m., when as Hawaii visits Southern California.
"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," Andrews said. "I couldn't be more excited to get to work."