When Fox Sports decided to lure Erin Andrews away from ESPN, they obviously had grand intentions for the reporter. They immediately thrust Andrews into studio work before sending her out into the field where she conducted video interviews and sideline reports for NFL broadcasts.
Now she’s set to take over as Fox’s lead NFL reporter as she will replace Pam Oliver, this according to Sports Illustrated.
Oliver confirmed the news to Sports Illustrated on Sunday night that she will move to the network’s No. 2 team for her 20th NFL broadcasting season. Erin Andrews has been elevated to the No. 1 sideline spot, joining the team of Joe Buck and Troy Aikman. Oliver’s last season working as a reporter on the NFL will be spent with the No. 2 Fox team of Kevin Burkhardt and John Lynch.
That’s not the only news that surfaced out of the report as Oliver confirmed that the 2014 season will be her final with Fox Sports on the NFL sidelines, she will still however remain with the company. Oliver has worked at Fox Sports since 1995.
As for Erin Andrews, it’ll be just one of her many commitments which also includes co-hosting ABC’s ‘Dancing With The Stars’ in addition to other television and commercial work.
So how say you, FanSided? Do you think Fox Sports is making the correct decision? Should they remove Pam Oliver from the sidelines? And should she be replaced by Erin Andrews? Or should they have kept things as they were with both Andrews and Oliver manning the sidelines?