Andrews at the 2012 premiere of What to Expect When You're Expecting
|Born||Erin Jill Andrews
May 4, 1978
Lewiston, Maine, United States
|Education||University of Florida (BA)|
|Notable credit(s)||College GameDay co-anchor (2010–2012),
Good Morning America correspondent (2010–2012)
Erin Jill Andrews (born May 4, 1978) is an American sportscaster, journalist, and television personality. She currently hosts FOX College Football for Fox Sports. Andrews was previously a co-host of College GameDay on ESPN and a contributor for Good Morning America on the ABC network.
Andrews was born in Lewiston, Maine, to Paula Andrews, a teacher, and Steven Andrews, a TV journalist. She moved to Tampa, Florida, as a young girl when her father, a six-time Emmy Award–winner, began working as an investigative reporter for WFLA-TV.
Andrews attended Bloomingdale High School in Valrico, Florida, where she was a member of the cheerleading team, student government, and the National Honor Society. Following her graduation from high school in 1996, Andrews attended the University of Florida, graduating in 2000 with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Telecommunications. While in college she was a member of the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority, and the Florida Gators Dazzlers dance team from 1997 to 2000. She has a younger sister, Kendra Andrews, who is a professional dancer and actress.
In 2000 Andrews was employed by Fox Sports Florida as a freelance reporter. In 2001–2002 she served as a Tampa Bay Lightning reporter for the Sunshine Network. From 2002–2004 Andrews covered the Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Thrashers, and Atlanta Hawks for the Turner South network as a studio host and reporter.
Andrews began working for ESPN in May 2004 as a reporter for ESPN National Hockey Night. She has also reported for the College World Series, Little League World Series, and Great Outdoor Games. Andrews began serving as a sideline reporter for ESPN College Football Saturday Primetime and Big Ten college basketball games, and in 2005 her job expanded to include ESPN College Football Thursday Primetime and Major League Baseball sideline reporting. From 2008 to 2010 she reported for ESPN’s and ABC’s live coverage of the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
On January 13, 2011, it was announced that Andrews signed an endorsement deal with Reebok to promote its ZigTech brand. Two weeks prior, as a sideline reporter during the 2011 Rose Bowl, Andrews noted that Texas Christian University Horned Frogs football players were slipping on the turf because of the new Nike shoes they were wearing. Due to the conflict of interest, ESPN announced revised endorsement guidelines for its journalists that required Andrews to end her endorsement deal with Reebok by the end of 2011.
Andrews hosted the first hour of ESPN's College GameDay on ESPNU, and had been a Good Morning America correspondent on ABC since 2010, though she had not appeared on the show since covering the Oscars in February 2011. She left ESPN in June 2012.
On June 29, 2012, it was announced that Andrews was leaving ESPN to join Fox Sports. She is currently serving as host of Fox College Football's studio show with Eddie George and Joey Harrington joining her as analysts. Andrews is also a contributor on Fox NFL Sunday and serves as a field reporter for most major sporting events aired on Fox - such as the MLB All-Star Game, the World Series, the NFL Playoffs, and Daytona 500.
Andrews became a spokesperson for the Kraft Foods Huddle to Fight Hunger campaign in 2010 which aimed to raise $2.86 million for Feeding America. In May 2011 she co-hosted the Music Builds: CMT Disaster Relief Concert on the CMT network to raise money for the American Red Cross in response to the April 27th tornadoes in the Southern United States. In September 2011 Andrews partnered with StubHub to support the Girls Night Out initiative, a program to encourage women to attend more sporting events. A portion of ticket revenues generated through the program goes to the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, a support organization for survivors of deceased military personnel.
In 2008 Michael David Barrett, 46, filmed Andrews in her hotel room through peepholes at the Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, and the Radisson Airport Hotel in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. On July 16, 2009, one of these videos, in which Andrews appeared totally nude at age 29, was posted online and quickly went viral. Barrett was arrested on October 2, 2009, by the FBI for interstate stalking, and pled guilty to the charges on December 15, 2009. A second tape of Andrews, now age 30, was discovered on Barrett's computer by authorities in which she is nude in her room at the Radisson Airport Hotel in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This tape was never made public.  On March 15, 2010, Barrett was sentenced to 30 months in prison, three years of probation, $5,000 in fines, and $7,366 in restitution. He served his sentence at the Seattle Community Corrections and was released on July 3, 2012.
Andrews has sued Barrett, Marriott International, Radisson Hotels, and five other entities for negligence and invasion of privacy in connection with the secret videotaping. In her lawsuit against Marriott, Andrews alleged that hotel employees gave Barrett the dates she would be at a hotel and a room next to hers. In 2011 Andrews worked with U.S. Senator, Amy Klobuchar, to enact a new federal anti-stalking law. As of July 2011 Andrews still was trying to get the video removed from the internet.
In March 2013, Andrews' lawyers filed a motion in Los Angeles Superior Court seeking to quash a subpoena from Marriott "seeking her payroll records, contracts, performance reviews, any disciplinary reports, as well as other employment information from her current employer, Fox." The attorneys say Marriott is also seeking "physician letters, notes, annual physicals, and other related medical records" and that the request is an attempt to "harass and embarrass" Andrews.
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