Apart from watching the actual game, one of the most awaited moments when it comes to watching our favorite sports is the sideline coverage. Everyone loves to watch the post-game interviews and to listen to the recaps from the highlights of the game. We have listed some of the all-time favorite sideline reporters who make sure that the game becomes even more interesting.
We start this list by introducing Alanna Rizzo. She is a reporter from the Los Angeles Dodgers broadcast team. It is not known by many, but this team is featured in Spectrum Sportsnet LA. Before becoming a sideline reporter, she has been a sports anchor for CBS in Texas, Wisconsin, and for Root Sports Rocky Mountain.
Our next sideline reporter is Alex Curry who works for one of the most exciting tv shows and is titled Team Ninja Warrior. Aside from this, Alex is also a reporter on FOX Sports West. She covers the LA Angels and LA Kings. Alex also hosts the Angels and Kings Weekly where her main responsibility is to feature the personalities of the players.
The next one is a reporter for Turner Sports and covers the NBA on TNT. She is none other than Allie LaForce. She has also worked as a lead reporter for SEC college football and basketball games. Allie also used to be a host for We Need To Talk on the CBS Sports Network. Another fun fact about Allie is that she is the Miss Teen USA last 2005.
Cari Champion loves to talk about champions. She is a broadcast journalist and used to work on the Tennis Channel. She also used to be in First Take on ESPN2. Aside from these, she has started working as an anchor on ESPN’s flagship program known as SportsCenter since 2014. Cari is a proud LA Lakers fan and cheers for the UCLA Bruins.
One of Fox Sports’ well-loved sportscasters is Charissa Thompson. Before getting her job at Fox, she used to work for the Big Ten Network, ESPN, GSN, and Venus. Charissa also used to co-host with Marcellus Wiley on SportsNation and has decided to leave her post in 2013 to host Fox Sports Live.
Erin Andrews is now a primetime sideline reporter for Fox NFL because she can charm the audiences. She is now one of the most well-loved sportscasters. Erin used to co-host for College GameDay on ESPN and used to contribute to Good Morning America. She often makes an appearance on the broadcasts of the Super Bowl and the World Series.
Heidi Watney is a graduate of the University of San Diego and her first job is in New England Sports Network. After this, she has worked for Time Warner Cable SportsNet. Heidi is now a sportscaster and a reporter for the MLB Network. Heidi is the cousin of a famous golfer, Nick Watney.
Jimena Sanchez is a host for Fox Sports Mexico and is also the host for Lo Mejor De Fox Sports in Fox Sports 2. Even though her origin is Latin American, Jimena also loves North American sports and is a fan of the Raiders, Lakers, and of the New York Yankees.
Kayce Smith is a graduate of Texas A&M University. After graduating last 2012, she has started her career in sportscasting at Fox Sports. She transferred to ESPN afterward. Aside from being a sportscaster, she is also a journalist for Barstool Sports.
Kaylee Hartung has worked for several networks such as ESPN (where she used to report in the SEC Network), CNN, and the Longhorn Network. She also used to contribute to CBSNews.com on the Washington Unplugged program. At present, she is a reporter for ABC News.
Another sports journalist who has covered the Atlanta Braves on the Fox Sports South network is Kelsey Wingert. Aside from this, she has also done studio cut-ins for both NBA and NHL games. She also contributes as a sideline reporter for the ACC college football games.
Once someone hears American Ninja Warrior, the name of Kristine Leahy comes to mind. And before she has started hosting for the show, she used to be a co-host and anchor of Colin Cowherd for Fox Sports 1’s simulcast The Herd. She also used to anchor for KCBS-TV in Los Angeles.
Laura Rutledge is someone who works for multiple networks such as CNN International, ESPN, and even the SEC Network. She used to work for Fox Sports as a sideline reporter for the Tampa Bay Ray games. One fun fact about Laura Rutledge is that she is Miss Florida for 2012.
Maria Taylor used to work as a sideline reporter for ESPN2’s college football broadcast. She is now an analyst and a host for ESPN and SEC Network. She is knowledgeable in multiple sports fields such as college football, college volleyball, men’s college basketball, and women’s college basketball.
Meredith used to work as the clubhouse reporter in the YES Network for the New York Yankees. This also means that she has covered the team for their pre and post-game shows and telecasts. She has also covered them for the show Yankees Batting Practice Today.
Molly McGrath is a graduate at Boston College and while she is studying, she has trained in NESN and WHDH-TV. She also used to work as a production assistant at ESPN. She is now a sportscaster and studio host for ESPN who covers college football and college basketball.
Olivia Harlan Dekker
Olivia Harlan Dekker is the daughter of Kevin Harlan who works as a play by play announcer for CBS Sports and TNT Sports. He is her inspiration to work as a sideline reporter and she now works for Big Ten Network basketball, ESPN College Football, and NFL on Westwood One Sports. She is now married to the basketball player, Sam Dekker.
Giulia Diletta Leotta, also known as Diletta Leotta, is an Italian sportscaster who works as a sideline reporter. She used to work for Sky Sports Italy, presenting Serie B. She now presents the Serie A for DAZN broadcasts ever since the 2018-19 season.
We include Rebecca Harlow in this list. She is a graduate of Princeton University and has an amazing track and field experience at the university. She is a sideline reporter for the Big Ten Network, MSG Network, NBA on TNT, and NBA TV. Rebecca also used to work for Fox Sports Net and the NFL Network.
Samantha Ponder is a sportscaster who used to work on college football broadcasts for ESPN. She now works as the host of Sunday NFL Countdown on the same network. She has replaced Erin Andrews on College GameDay and is married to the football player, Christian Ponder.
The Spanish sports journalist Sara Carbonero has a wide experience when it comes to being a presenter. She used to be a TV presenter for Telecinco from the year 2000 up until she moved to Porto, Portugal. The reason for her transfer is her marriage to the soccer player, Iker Casillas who plays for FC Porto. She has even covered the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
Britt McHenry used to work for ESPN but is now a sportscaster who works as a commentator for Fox Nation. This is a streaming service that is available 24/7. She is also the host for the show WTTG Fox 5 in Washington, D.C.
Michelle Beisner is a talented sports reporter who is a showcased ESPN reporter. She is a part of the team for the Monday Night Countdown and even contributes to Monday Night Football. Previously, she used to work as a host for NFL Weekly Countdown on the NFL Network. She has also experienced being the field reporter for NFL Total Access.
Kacie McDonnell is a graduate of Villanova University. Just after graduating, she has covered the Final Four games to which her alma mater won the title for 2016 and 2018. She has also hosted the red carpet of the Patriot Awards last 2019. Katie now works on Fox News on the Fox Nation Subscription Channel both as a sports and lifestyle host.
Erin Hawksworth used to be an intern at NBC where she covered the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece last 2004. She also used to work as a sports anchor for CNN. Erin now works as a sportscaster for ABC affiliate WJLA-TV in Washington, D.C.
Amanda Pfulgrad used to work as a sideline reporter for ESPN, the SEC Network, and even the PAC-12 Network. She is now the host and team reporter for the Boston Celtics basketball team. She even handles interviews with coaches and players for the pre and post-game interviews.
Jenny Dell has spent her childhood in Connecticut and is a graduate from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst with the degree of Hospitality and Tourism Management. She used to work as a reporter that follows the Boston Red Sox on NESN – New England Sports Network. She is now a reporter for the NFL in CBS Sports.
Lauren Gardner’s experience in covering multiple sports has given her an advantage and is mainly the reason why she is included in this list. She has covered NFL, NHL, MLB, college basketball, and college football just to name a few. She used to work for Altitude Sports and Entertainment, CBS Sports Network, Fox Sports, Ohio, MTV2, and Smithsonian Channel. At the present, Lauren Gardner is a sportscaster and reporter for the DAZN Group, NHL Network, and MLB Network.
Sage Steele used to host the NBA Countdown for ESPN and ABC. And before this, she also used to contribute to ESPN, First Take, Mike & Mike in the Morning, and SportsNation. She has covered every NBA Finals since the year 2012. She is now a sportscaster and a co-host for SportsCenter on ESPN.
Lindsay Czarniak has covered the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China. She has also joined SportsCenter on ESPN as an anchor until the year 2017. She is now a sports reporter and anchor who works as a studio host for NASCAR on Fox Sports and is also a sideline reporter for the NFL games.
Jenn Brown has a lot of experience as a sportscaster and TV host. Jenn has worked for ESPN for eight straight years and even hosted the tv show American Ninja Warrior. She has also worked on the NFL Network where she joined the team as a studio host and has even reported for College GameDay.
Jenn Hale is a sportscaster on Fox Sports and is also a sideline reporter for NFL where she works together with Dick Stockton and Mark Schlereth. Jen also covers the NBA’s New Orleans Pelicans for the Fox Sports New Orleans Network. She even reports for college football in Fox Sports and contributes to The Basketball Tournament on ESPN.
Kristina Akra graduated from the University of Florida last 2006 and has earned a degree in News Broadcasting. She works as a sports anchor for Weekend Express and New Day for CNN and HLN. Kristina also works as a sideline reporter for the Atlanta Braves on Fox Sports South.
Niki Noto currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia together with her husband and two children. She is a sports reporter and has worked for multiple networks like ESPN, Fox Sports South, Georgia Public Broadcasting, HLN, and the SEC Network.
Kristen used to be a part of the NBA All-Star Weekend Celebrity Game for the East team that scored twice in the first half last 2014. She is now a sportscaster and anchor for NBA TV and hosts NBA Inside Stuff. She is also a sideline reporter for NBA on TNT and even worked for CNN and HLN.
Jamie Erdahl currently works for CBS Sports as a sideline reporter. She works together with Brad Nessler and Gary Danielson for SEC on CBS. She also covers NCAA college basketball and March Madness. She also hosts the CBS Sports Network.
Hannah Storm has started her sportscasting career in CNN Sports Tonight. She has also hosted Daytona 500 and Major League Baseball Preview. She also used to host NBA Countdown on ABC’s Sunday NBA game coverage. Hannah is now a sportscaster of SportsCenter on ESPN and for Face to Face.
Molly Qerim is a graduate from Quinnipiac University and has earned a degree in Broadcast Journalism. She has worked as a sportscaster for CBS Sports Network and used to host NFL Network’s NFL AM and NFL Fantasy Live. Molly is now a sports anchor for ESPN’s show titled First Take.
Inés Sainz has interviewed quite a few famous athletes such as Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter, Kobe Bryant, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, and Shaquille O’Neal. She is a Mexican news reporter that is a host for DxTips – a Spanish sports interview program. Aside from her job as a sideline reporter, she is also a journalist for Azteca Deportes.
Bonnie Bernstein used to work and freelance for ESPN, Fox News Channel, MSNBC, and NBC. According to the report of the American Sportscasters Association, Bonnie is one of the most accomplished sportscasters across America. She is also the Vice President of Campus Insiders. Bonnie is known to be the face of the network.
Melissa Stark is most commonly known for her role as a sideline reporter in Monday Night Football for three years straight. She also used to work at ESPN, MSNBC, and The Today Show. Melissa is also one of those who covered the Beijing Olympics way back in 2008. She is now a reporter for the NFL Network.
Holly Sonders is known as a passionate golfer and she often shares videos of her plays on Instagram. She works as a host for Fox Sports. Holly is also a sideline reporter for college football.
Lisa Guerrero is active in multiple fields aside from being a sportscaster. She has also worked as an actress, investigative journalist, and model. She is most famous for her job as an investigative journalist for Inside Edition since 2006. She also used to work as a sideline reporter for Fox Sports and Monday Night Football.
Amber Wilson is incredibly skilled in different fields. She is an attorney but is also a newscaster for sports radio. She lives in Florida and cheers for Florida sports teams like Florida Marlins, Miami Heat, and the University of Florida Gators. She now works on 790 The Ticket for ESPN radio.
Melanie Collins used to work as a sideline reporter for college basketball and college football on CBS Sports Network. She is now a sportscaster for the NFL on CBS. She is also a fill-in host for SportsNation on ESPN. Aside from those, Melanie also hosts Big Break and Diver vs. Driver for the Golf Channel.
Jenn Sterger, a sports journalist, model, and TV personality, used to contribute to Sports Illustrated and co-host The Daily Line. She is now well-known for her role as the Gameday Host for the New York Jets. She also works as a backstage interviewer for All Elite Wrestling (AEW).
Leeann Tweeden used to be featured in pre and post-game coverages of the Los Angeles Angels. She also used to work in Fox Sports Network Bluetorch TV and The Best Damn Sports Show Period. Leeann Tweeden is successful in being a radio broadcaster, model, and sports commentator. She now hosts Dr. Drew Midday Live on Radio 790 KABC in Los Angeles.
Kristen Berset used to work as a sideline reporter on the Ravens Report in Baltimore and even for Washington D.C. She currently hosts Great Day Washington. Kristen has impressively beaten cancer twice in her life which urged her to become a motivational speaker.
Sara Orlesky has experience in reporting multiple kinds of sports. She has reported about figure skating for the Winter Olympics last 2010. She also used to be a lead reporter when TSN initially opened its Winnipeg Bureau. This Canadian sports reporter currently works for the Winnipeg Bureau for TSN’s SportsCentre.
Jill Arrington is famous for being a sports reporter and newscaster. She used to work for Fox Sports 1 and Fox SportsNet. She also used to work as a sideline reporter for college football on ESPN. Aside from these, she was also a sportscaster at KCAL 9 and KCBS-TV in Los Angeles.
Lindsay Rhodes is known in multiple fields such as being a sportscaster, a journalist, and a TV personality. She used to be a sideline reporter for the Los Angeles Avengers, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Lakers, and USC and UCLA football. She now works as a reporter and a host for the NFL Network.
Sam Ryan is a sportscaster who used to work for ESPN last 2003 and has decided to work at CBS Sports and WCBS-TV. She also used to work as a studio host and reporter for the MLB Network. She now works for WABC-TV New York’s Eyewitness News’ weekend evening broadcasts.
Molly Sullivan used to work for NBC Sports Philadelphia, and this is where she has reported about Philadelphia 76ers. She also made an appearance on NBA on TNT and NBA on ESPN. She is now a team reporter who currently reports for the Philadelphia Eagles.
Erin Bates is a sideline reporter for Speed TV that covers Supercross and Motocross. Aside from her job as a sportscaster, she also works as a model and spokeswoman. She is currently dating a well-known sports car racer named Brian Vickers.
Renee Paquette used to work as a sideline reporter for Sportsnet 360. This Canadian sportscaster currently works as the on-air personality for WWE and is also a contributor for Friday Night Smackdown and WWE Backstage.
Rebecca Grant has started her sportscasting career as an on-air host for the Buffalo Bills NFL Show on Empire Sports Network. After this, she has moved to Fox Sports World and ESPN as a correspondent. Later, she co-hosted NFL Under the Helmet on Fox. She has also hosted Verizon Football Zone on Fox.
Lauren Shehadi used to work at CBS College Sports Network and CBSSports.com. This sportscaster currently works for MLB Network and Turner Sports. She has been assigned as the sideline reporter for CBS and Turner’s March Madness coverage but because of COVID-19, her debut has been pushed to 2021.
Sarah Spain’s steppingstone in the world of sportscasting started last 2007 when she was posted on eBay to be someone’s date to Super Bowl XLI. She used to work for Fox Sports Net and Chicago Now. Sarah now works as a sports reporter and columnist for espnW.com, ESPN Radio, and SportsCenter.
Adriana Monsalve joined ESPN as a sports anchor for ESPN Deportes and ESPN 2 Central way back in 2007. She also used to work for Telemundo. This Venezuelan journalist, reporter, and sportscaster now works for Univision Deportes.