A reporter and on-air personality who has been a fixture on ESPN for years has just signed a deal with Fox Sports, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Fox Sports hired Erin Andrews after the host of the "ESPN College GameDay" preshow opted not to extend her contract with the network, the story reports.
Andrews has worked at ESPN for eight years, during which time she has covered Major League Baseball, the College World Series and college basketball and football.
At Fox Sports, Andrews will host a new 30-minute prime-time college football studio show. The program will debut Sept. 1 before Fox Sports’ coverage of Hawaii at USC, the piece adds.
Andrews will also take on other assignments at Fox Sports, including roles in its MLB and NFL coverage, the story says.
Eric Shanks, executive producer, co-president & COO, Fox Sports Media Group, said in a statement: “Opportunities to add someone of Erin Andrews’ caliber don’t come along often and we’re thrilled to welcome her back to the Fox Sports family. Erin is one of the hardest-working, most-respected individuals in sports television and we expect her to have an immediate impact."
Andrews freelanced for Fox Sports Florida early in her career, the report notes.