One of the most popular sports reporters, particularly among men, Erin Andrews made a rapid climb from regional sports coverage to become one of ESPN's top sideline analysts. Born on May 4, 1978 in Le...
Lewiston, Maine, USA
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|Began covering Major League Baseball for ESPN|
|Joined ESPN as a reporter for the network's National Hockey League coverage and as sideline reporter for college football|
|Joined the tenth season of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" as a celebrity contestant|
|Began her career with Fox Sports Florida South as a freelance reporter|
|Worked as a studio host for Turner Sports|
|Was a Tampa Bay Lightning reporter for the Sunshine Network|
In 2004, Andrews joined ESPN as a reporter for the network's National Hockey League coverage, which was soon followed by reporting stints for college football, Big Ten college basketball and Major League Baseball in 2005. She also filed reports for ESPN's coverage of the Great Outdoor Games, which included numerous individual events such as fly fishing, archery and log rolling. Meanwhile, Andrews was voted "America's Sexiest Sportscaster" by Playboy magazine in 2007 and 2008. During coverage of a New York Mets game for the network in July 2009, Andrews was hit in the chin by a foul ball off the bat of infielder Alex Cora. Though rushed to the hospital, she suffered only minor bruises. But the foul ball was nothing compared to the pain she suffered just a few weeks later, when word spread across the Internet that she was filmed nude in her hotel room through a peephole camera.
After confirming that it was indeed herself and that she was filmed without her knowledge or consent, Andrews dispatched lawyers to remove all copies from various sites while looking to prosecute the perpetrators of the invasion of privacy. Eventually, the FBI arrested a Chicago-area stalker who was caught trying to sell other videos to the tabloid site TMZ. Andrews later appeared on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" (syndicated, 1986- ), where she gave her one-and-only interview on the subject, telling Oprah that she feared losing her job over the incident while she had suffered anxiety since the incident while on the road. Fortunately for Andrews, the incident failed to make a dent in her stature at ESPN, while she earned the respect and encouragement of other women who had suffered similar indignities, but were powerless to fight it. Following her return to covering football later that fall, Andrews was listed as one of the season 10 contestants for "Dancing with the Stars" (ABC, 2005- ), joining the likes of astronaut Buzz Aldrin, actress Shannen Doherty and Olympic gold medalist Evan Lysacek.
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|Bloomingdale High School|
|In 2007 and 2008, Andrews was voted "America's Sexiest Sportscaster" by Playboy magazine.|
|On July 8, 2009, Andrews was struck on the chin by a foul ball hit by Alex Cora of the New York Mets. She was rushed to the hospital, but she only suffered bruises.|
|On July 16, 2009, a video posted on the site "NSFW POA" hinted that a naked blonde woman videotaped through a hotel peephole was a popular sports personality. The following day Andrews confirmed she was the woman in the video, and that the video was made without her knowledge or consent.
On Sept. 11, 2009, Andrews appeared on the "The Oprah Winfrey Show" to talk about the situation. Andrews described the situation as a "nightmare" and stated that at the time she discovered the video, she believed that her career would end.
On Oct. 2, 2009, the FBI announced the arrest of a Chicago, IL, area suspect. The suspect Michael David Barrett faces federal charges of interstate stalking for taking the videos, posting the videos online and trying to sell them to celebrity Web site TMZ.com. Barrett plead guilty to stalking Andrews was sentenced to two and a half years in federal prison in 2010.
Andrews filed a $10 million lawsuit in December 2011, asking for $6 million from the West End Marriott (plus costs and interests) and another $4 million from Barrett.
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