SOURCE: IMG

July 12, 2010 11:31 ET

Erin Andrews Signs New Multi-Year Deal With ESPN

One of America's Most Popular Television Sports Journalists Gets Significantly Expanded Role

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - July 12, 2010) -  Erin Andrews, one of the most recognized and respected faces on the sidelines of college sports, has signed a new multi-year deal with ESPN. In addition to her highly successful sideline reporting, as part of her new contract Andrews has been rewarded with an enhanced role at the network with significant additional responsibilities.

ESPN announced today that its two-time Emmy Award winning "College GameDay" Built by The Home Depot will expand to a three-hour format and now be aired from 9 a.m. to noon ET, providing an extra hour of college football analysis, news and features every Saturday during the season beginning September 4, 2010. ESPNU will televise the new first hour of the popular show -- originating from the site of the day's best game or the game with the most compelling storyline -- from 9 a.m.-10 a.m. From 10 a.m. to noon, GameDay will continue to air on ESPN. The first site of the season is yet to be announced. Each location throughout the year will generally be determined on the preceding Monday.

In her new role Andrews will join the prominent new College GameDay lineup, anchoring several segments during the first hour on ESPNU, and contributing reports, interviews and features during the ESPN portion of the show. Andrews will also work as the sideline reporter on the game from which "College GameDay" originates, if the game is on an ESPN network (ESPN, ABC, ESPN2, ESPNU, etc.). As an exciting addition to her newly expanded responsibilities across ESPN platforms, Andrews will become a regular contributing reporter on ABC's "Good Morning America," providing select reports throughout the year.

"I am very pleased and excited about my new role with the network and I'm especially looking forward to the new opportunities presented with 'College GameDay' and 'Good Morning America,'" Andrews said.

Andrews started with ESPN in 2004, covering the NHL's Stanley Cup Finals. Since then she has built her celebrity with millions of fans while roaming the sidelines as a reporter for ESPN's college football Saturday telecast, as well as their Saturday Primetime and Big Ten college basketball coverage. In 2005 her job expanded to include Major League Baseball sideline reporting. Andrews has also worked as the Thursday night college football sideline reporter and is currently the reporter for Saturday Night Prime time College Basketball. In addition, she has also covered a myriad of high profile events for ESPN including MLB's Homerun Derby, the NFL Draft and the ESPYs.

Earlier this year Andrews gained mainstream fame with a successful run as a celebrity contestant on the tenth season of ABC's "Dancing With The Stars," becoming one of the three contestants to make it to the finals.

Andrews is represented by IMG Vice President Babette Perry.

Contact Information

  • Editor's note: One-on-one interviews with Erin Andrews can be arranged through the office of:

    Alejandra Christina
    Office 818-986-1995
    Mobile 310-351-1886