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40 Sideline Reporters More Interesting Than The Game

Renee Yates

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Alanna Rizzo

Raised and home in Colorado Springs, Rizzo went to school in her home state and graduated with a masters degree in journalism (broadcasting) from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She is a well-recognized face on CBS where she anchored and then did a subsequent stint for the Root Sports Rocky Mountain channel. She is also a recipient of 3 Emmy Awards (regional).

Alex Curry

Alex was always into sports from an early age and highly connected with soccer. She excelled in the sport and was a critical player on her college team when they scored the NISRA title in the mid-2000s. Aside from her sports broadcasting career, Alex Curry is also a proactive leader in better health, frequently volunteering her work with Growing Great.

Allie LaForce

People would not be surprised as Allie grew up to know she got into sports as a career. Her entire family was made up of accomplished and known athletes. In her regard, Allie LaForce was notable player and teammeber on Ohio State’s basketball team, and was a big name during the Celebity Cheese Crunch Classic, a 2008 charity game.

Cari Champion

As a University of California Los Angeles graduate, Cari Champion was quick to take advantage of her internship opportunities. One of them placed her at CNN, and she translated that temporary stint into a fullblown career with the Tennis Network. As many remember watching the Williams sisters play tournaments, Champion was right there covering them in detail.

Charissa Thompson

For a law school graduate, Charissa is in good company with many broadcasting anchors, but it’s not the typical path one takes to a sports reporter career. Thompson graduated from University of California Los Angeles specializing in society and law, but her claim to fame is with NFL on Fox Sports as well as previous shows on NHL hockey circuits.

Erin Andrews

Extremely recognizable as a regular on ESPN, Erin Andrews has now established herself as a regular on Good Morning America as well. And, in the evening, people also recognize her as a celebrity face on Dancing With the Stars. With a robust work portfolio and schedule, Andrews is still dedicated to sports, also hosting NFL on Fox on the weekends.

Haley Watney

It’s not surprising that folks who are good at sports don’t always stick with one of them. Haley Watney is a classic example, having competed in track, cheerleading and gymnastics. However, what many people don’t expect is that an all-around athlete can also find the time to be a National Merit Scholar as well. A graduate of San Diego State University, Watney regularly performs as a top notch broadcaster career-wise as well.

Jimena Sanchez

While from a distance some might mistake her for Kim Kardashian, Sanchez is an instantly known face and name on Latin Fox Sports shows seen regularly on Fox Sports 2. She is also a rabid fan of major American sports as well and a regular at Raider games as well as an afternoon baseball match with the Yankees.

Kayce Smith

A Texas girl at heart, Smith also graduated from Texas A&M and quickly jumped on board with Fox Sports. She stayed with her first stint until the dream job came along when she was recruited by ESPN. Not only does Smith cover multiple sports events, she’s the first to sign up for travel and road trips wherever the competition happens to be, catching dozens of international runs every year.

Kaylee Hartung

A veteran of the big channels from CNN to ESPN to ABC, Hartung gained heavy fame as regular in-depth coverage reporter on college football and related shows broadcasted by the SEC Network. While she may not be recognized at a Superbowl game, Hartung was a classic at many season ender college bowls.

Kelsey Wingert

With a long background in the South, it would not surprise anyone that Kelsey Wingert would make a career of sports in the Bible Belt region. However, despite being a regular on the Atlanta Braves season coverage for Fox Sports, Wingert is also a familiar face on hockey games and NHL coverage as well.

Kristine Leahy

Of all the sports to establish one’s self in for a broadcasting career, Leahy probably wasn’t thinking that martial arts contests would be the ticket. However, as a regular host for American Ninja Warrior and its extreme challenge courses that became extremely popular TV, Leahy made a name for herself. Eventually, she matured her career with NBC, and is a recognized alum of Boston University.

Laura Rutledge

Rutledge might be a familiar name in Florida; she was Miss Florida in 2012 and winner of the state beauty pageant. However, she’s gone much farther than beauty contests, securing broadcasting roles with CNN International, ESPN and the SEC Network.

Maria Taylor

A high school star in volleyball early on when she was enrolled at Centennial High School in Georgia, she carried forward her skill at the net into college. However, her once Taylor began her broadcasting career, her coverage was heavily assigned to college football. Like her volleyball performance, Taylor gets high accolades and ratings for her ESPN network reporting and is in high demand.

Meredith Marakovits

A scholarship winner to La Salle University for her exception volleyball skills and performance in high school, Marakovits worked on her college studies to reach a broadcasting career with the YES network and regular coverage of the New York Yankees baseball games. She also has a well-established presence and following online for the same.

Molly McGrath

While some would debate whether controlling robots is actually a sport, McGrath is definitely going to argue its sports enough for her career. Hosting the digital and electronic bashfest on ABC during 2016, the role gave her enough credibility to get called back to ESPN for college football a bit later.

Olivia Harlan

A familiar name and face for football, whether its college games on Fox South as well as professional NFL coverage online for the Green Bay Packers, Olivia Harlan is all about the gridiron sport. She also spends a significant part of her time for charity, raising funds on an annual basis for the Children’s Center Family Foundation.

Rebecca Haarlow

As a Chicago native, Rebecca was in the major hub of Midwest sports, broadcasting and communications. Realizing her opportunities, Haarlow has taken full advantage of her career and probably one of the most prolific portfolios of experience. She has worked on at least six major network channels with an emphasis on the NBA and NFL. She was also a track star in her own right with six state awards and medals.

Sam Ponder

An alumni of King’s College, Ponder focused on a niche role covering the smaller college and university competitions. Broadcasting on both basketball and football, she leveraged her work into a promotion with ESPN to cover the College Gameday morning show.

Sara Carbonero

A hot name in the soccer and international FIFA coverage, Carbonero as been a mainstay in international sports and soccer broadcasting. She’s a regular face on World Cup coverage and was the main reporter tracking a Swiss upset over Spain in the 2010 World Cup.

Jennifer Lynne Brown

With a college athlete record in Division 1 sports while at the University of Florida, Brown cranked our four consecutive softball season for her school and led as team captain during her final year. She also grabbed the ranking of 5th highest all time base stealer before graduating. In her career world Jennifer Brown took on her first role with Showtime Sports and heavy martial arts coverage with MMA and boxing. She’s also an Emmy winner and works as reporter for Inside the NFL.

Melanie Collins

A Penn State alumni, Collins has run the major circuit for multiple genres from golf to basketball to NASCAR racing. She also is one of the few sports broadcaster who crossed over to regular reporting for both entertainment as well as the weather on Accuweather. Her talents don’t stop with reporting; Collins is also a snowboarder, musician and golfer.

Heidi Watney

Whoever said athletes are just sports and nothing else never met Heidi Watney. She graduated with honors from University of San Diego after attending on an academic scholarship. She also competed in the Miss California pageant as a runner-up. She has covered radio as well as TV and bounced back and forth between LA and Boston. Her later career was a heavy stint with MLB Network and baseball.

Kristine Ledlow

Go to Southeaster University in Florida to check their varsity volleyball records and your going to find Ledlow’s name on the team until 2010. With a bachelor’s degree in communication and a minor in business, Ledlow also competed in beauty contests and won the miss Capital City USA crown. Her first gig was on local TV with Florida WXTL and then she hopped to ESPN and finally CBS Sports on the radio. However, 2015 had another opportunity, and she joined the NBA Inside Stuff on NBA TV.

LeeAnn Tweeden

When you see a waitress working an evening shift at a Hooters, don’t assume she won’t go farther. Tweeden had the same job and then picked up multiple endorsements and pictorials for her modeling. From their she leveraged her looks and face to a broadcasting role with Fox Sports as well as NBC, covering the Poker After Dark on TV. Her current roles have been with UFC Tonight and working as a regular on the Fox Sports 1 channel.

Lindsay Czarniak

With a historic title of being the first female broadcaster to be a primary host on the Indy 500, Czarniak has already made history with her career, and that was back in 2013 for ABC. Prior to her car-racing coverage, Lindsay Czarniak was already an international face with the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics. An alumni of James Madison University, Czarniak was always around sports, being a heavy field player in lacrosse and field hockey during high school and her pre-career years.

Lisa Guerrero

Her looks and figure gained Guerrero a spot on the L.A. Rams cheerleading squad early on, but her broadcasting career was solidified in the late 1990s with KCBS. From there she jumped to Fox Network and appeared as a co-host in multiple sports shows. She is highly recognized for her work ethic and doesn’t seem to rest, cranking out sports show after sports show without stopping or burn out.

Bonnie Bernstein

A Chi-town regular in the late 1990s, Berstein first appeared on sports broadcasting in 1995. From their she covered multiple genres and sports circuits including football, basketball, and college football. She has the distinction of being the first woman reporter to have worked both TV and radio as a sideline reporter, tracking work and reports for Westwood One Radio and CBS Sports at the same time.

Rachel Nichols

Always knowing her career was going to be in journalism, Nichols was a mid-1990s graduate from the Medill School of Journalism and aimed immediately for a career in radio and voice. She focused and specialized on the NFL and NBA and is a regular face over the last two decades and major games. With multiple titles and recognition as extremely influential for women broadcasting in sports, Nichols continues keep making impacts and inspiring new generations of women reporters.

Michelle Beadle

Covering multiple shows on ESPN as well as Sportsnation, Beadle has a number of other channels under her belt as well. She was covering sports on the YES network and multiple local assignments prior to her national career launched, and she landed her first ESPN role providing a joke list how to improve a sports show they had at the time. They took her seriously.

Britt McHenry

Her first reporter career started with NewsChannel 8 as well as being a writer on a San Diego Padres coverage beat. From these initial career steps McHenry launched farther in baseball reporting, picking up shows like Outside the Lines and Baseball Tonight. She graduated later to ESPN and eventually is a regularly on the Fox News Channel.

Josina Anderson

As a track star Anderson claimed a gold medal for her exploits in track, and she was also a ballet dancer. After college she was able to land a reporter role with CBS and stayed with them until 2011 when Anderson jumped to ESPN. There she claimed the title as the first woman host and reporter in an NFL insider role.

Missy Deyo

Most folks in American sports may not recognize Deyo right away, but if you watch Hockey she’s a regular name on ice rink reporting for contests and tournaments. Missy Deyo works aggressively on both TV as well as online, covering Canadian hockey in Kingston. She became more famous for surviving and recovering from the loss of a kidney and still maintaining her career.

Melanie Collins

One of the new names in the industry, Collins has already been a well-established name for sideline coverage in car racing, college football, basketball and more. She also has a strong following and fanbase among viewers, which continues to open up new doors for Melanie as her career continues to keep rising.

Niki Noto

Calling Atlanta home, Noto has been a regular on the ESPN circuit as well as CSS. She’s got a habit of stepping away from the safety of the broadcaster’s desk and mingling with the audience and crowd, which makes her a favorite with sports fans.

Lauren Gardner

While the main news markets tend to be back east, Gardner has never followed the traditional broadcaster path. Instead, she’s stays based in Colorado and works out of Denver in particular. She originally gained TV fames as a Broncos cheerleader, and now she’s a regular on a local network covering all the major Denver professional teams.

Amanda Pfulgrad

With her all-American farm girl looks, Pfulgrad got her start through a very different avenue than most sports reporters. Her primary start was in travel TV, working for the Travel Channel as well as USA Today. From there Amanda jumped to CBS and volleyball tournaments and ESPN with women’s gymnastics. Now her current role has her regularly covering the Boston Celtics.

Nicole Briscoe

Currently on deck with ESPN, Briscoe was a regular on the NASCAR and race car coverage for the network. She is one of the newer recent graduates to sports coverage, having started with ESPN in 2015.

Holly Sonders

After she graduated from Michigan State University in 2009, Sonders has made a name for herself as a regular sideline reporter for the U.S. Golf Association as well as for school soccer or Fox Sports. The golf coverage in her career is no surprise; Holly was a high school golf star as well as in college until a knee surgery took Holly out of the running.

Diletta Leotta

Nobody is going to argue that Leotta can distract an entire TV audience from a national championship. The Italian sideline reporter is a regular on European soccer coverage, she covers the Series A games for the DAZN network and is also a law student graduate from Luiss University in Rome.

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40 Unforgivable Movie Bloopers

Shannon Jackson

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With that goes with making a movie, especially one for the big cinema screen, it’s not surprising when mistakes occur or edits are need. That’s what the editing room is for to go through the draft film and tighten up all the problems or loose spots in the film as well as to get it within the acceptable viewing time allowed. However, once in a while even the best of movies, including Oscar-winning films, have bloopers in them that just can’t be forgiven. They are such clear violations of quality film-making, people wonder how the blooper got through to the public viewing, and yet it does anyways. Here are 25 examples of film bloopers that never should have been allowed or the detail missed, but in the fictional world of movies they occur regardless.

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Unique Life Hacks That Will Change The Way You Live Your Life!

Shannon Jackson

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We may not like to admit it but life can be difficult in even the best of circumstances. One of the secrets of making our day-to-day difficulties more tolerable is by looking for easier ways to approach them. By this point in your life, you have probably heard of life hacks. A life hack is a little trick that can be quickly implemented in your day-to-day life to solve a problem. With new life hacks hitting the internet every day, it can be hard to keep up with the real life-changers. Fortunately for you, we are here to help!

Keep on reading to learn about 30 unique life hacks that will change the way you live your life!

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Stuck At Home? 40 Household Hacks You Can Try Right Now

Kevin Wells

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Everybody hears about “Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.” but beyond recycling some aluminum cans, most people do not really get into it. What if you could actually redecorate your home by implementing the phrase though? You can. You can repurpose what you already own.

This method lets you make home improvements and spiff up your living quarters without investing a dime. You simply repurpose items you already have at home.

Occasionally, the repurposing calls for varnish or paint. Use leftover paint from house painting or spray paint from school projects.

You can also repurpose common household items to improve and simplify cleaning your home. You can vastly improve your way of life with these 40 household hacks.

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Man Casts Abandoned Ants Nest With Molten Aluminum and the Results Will Shock You!

Kelly Taylor

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YouTube is an amazing platform that is brimming with unique content from around the world. If you have a keyword in mind, you can certainly find the corresponding video! Having said that, sometimes the internet can create videos that leave you scratching your head. In this instance, a 2003 video titled ‘Casting a Fire Ant Colony With Molten Aluminum (Cast #043) would take the cake! The strange video would feature an unknown man using molten aluminum to cast the inside of an ant colony!

If you think this story is odd, wait until you see the pictures for yourself!

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Art and Nature Combined With Ant Nests

Kelly Taylor

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Art comes in amazing, weird forms. For many of us on the consumer side aluminum is most familiar in the form of soda and beer cans. It’s a soft, durable metal that can be shaped in lots of different forms. Most importantly, aluminum has a low melting point and cools at a medium rate, making it produce some very interesting forms of metal cooling when accidentally left to its own devices and gravity. The metal as a liquid can flow into lots of different shapes and forms, making it a very easy medium to work with in molds. No surprise, aluminum is one of the most common metals used in casting products, including food containers and transport, engine cases and aircraft parts. However, few ever expected to ever see aluminum and ant nests put together to create an amazing new style of artwork.

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