Gone are the days when sportscasting was a job left to the men.
These days, you can turn on your TV sets , go to any sports channel and find a hot and gorgeous lady giving the latest scoop on your favorite sport. Yes sir, the women have invaded the profession previously dominated by men. And they’re not just ordinary women. They’re beautiful, sexy and hot ladies who can glue you to your screens.
So sit back and relax, here are the Top 10 hottest female sportscasters in the world:
10. Samantha Ponder
You can’t replace Erin Andrews if you’re not as hot or hotter than her. Well, Samantha Ponder did just that and we aren’t complaining.
Ponder replaced Andrews on ‘College Gameday’ on Saturdays at 10 AM ET on ESPN and we haven’t even noticed. Ponder has also been the regular sideline reporter for ESPN’s Thursday Night College Football since 2012. She hosted the 2016 season of Battlebots.
Born in Phoenix, Arizona, Samantha Steele began her sportscasting career in 2009, working as a sideline reporter for PAC-10 and Big 10 College football and basketball games. She later moved to ESPN’s Longhorn Network before hitting the GameDay. She married Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder in 2012 and started using her married name Samantha Ponder in 2013.
9. Erin Andrews
Age is certainly not a factor here. Erin Andrews may already be 39 years old but she will always be one of the hottest sportscasters of all-time.
Here are some of her credentials: America’s Sexiest Sportscaster for 2007 & 2008 by Playboy magazine, #58 on Maxim’s Hot 100 in 2010 and #91 in 2011.
Andrews is a sideline reporter for the NFL. She also has on-air presence in big events like the World Series and Super Bowl. She currently hosts ABC’s Dancing with The Stars. Erin graduated with a degree in Telecommunications from the University of Florida. She started out in 2000 as a freelance reporter for Fox Sports Florida and served as the Tampa Bay Lightning’s reporter for the Sunshine Network in 2001. She began working with ESPN in 2004 but that was as a reporter for ESPN National Hockey Night. She has also worked the Little League World Series, College World Series and the Great Outdoor Games.
8. Jenn Brown
She’s got that All-American smile that can melt your heart.
Jennifer Lynne Brown was a former Division 1 collegiate athlete at the University of Florida. Yes, she played for the Gators’ softball team for four seasons and was team captain during her senior season. She is 5th in the team’s all-time stolen bases list. In the world of Sportscasting though, she’s stolen plenty of hearts.
Brown began her sportscasting career with Showtime Sports in 2008, doing live reporting for boxing and MMA. While working as a special correspondent for Inside the NFL, she won an Emmy for Outstanding Studio Show in 2008.
7. Melanie Collins
She is the face of Yahoo Sports and the host of Fantasy Football Live. But really, she’s fantasy to all of us.
A graduate of Penn State University, Melanie Collins is quickly becoming one of the hottest sportscasters on National TV. She has been host/reporter for NBA TV, The Big Ten Network, PGA.com, NASCAR.com among others. Her non-sports related experiences include stints with Accuweather and E! News Now.
She’s a self-confessed music enthusiast, golfer and snowboarder. Along with the likes of LeBron James and Serena Williams, she is one of the faces of Sheets Energy Strips.
6. Heidi Watney
If you're a baseball fan, it would be a sin if you didn't know this baseball babe. That's because Heidi Watney is a host and reporter for baseball's MLB Network.
Watney studied at the University of San Diego on an academic scholarship and graduated with honors in 2003. She was a contestant in the Miss California competition in 2002 and finished as first runner-up.
Watney's previous experience include being a radio talk show host for ESPN Radio 1430 KFIG based in Fresno. But obviously, she was better seen on TV than just heard on radio. So in 2008, she worked with Boston's NESN as the host of "Red Sox Report" and " The Ultimate Red Sox Show". She also worked with Time Warner Cable SportsNet Los Angeles before joining MLB Network in 2012.
5. Kristen Ledlow
This NBA Inside Stuff host is some special kind of stuff. The rose among the thorns, Kristen Ledlow is the first and only female sportscaster hired by NBA TV therefore it's not hard to spot her on TV . Well that's aside from the fact that she's a stunner.
Ledlow attended Lakeland, Florida's Southeastern University where she played for the school's volleyball varsity squad. She graduated in 2010 with a major in broadcasting and communications, minor in business. During her senior year, Ledlow was crowned as Miss Capital City USA so there's no surprise on why she was going to be on this list or anyone else's list for that matter.
From college, Ledlow's first job was with WTXL-TV in Florida where she hosted 'The Good News Show'. She also worked on radio for ESPN Tallahassee and later CBS Sports Radio. In2015, Ledlow was hired by NBA TV as Grant Hill's co-host in NBA Inside Stuff.
4. LeeAnn Tweeden
She worked as a hostess at Hooters, won the Venus International model search, did promotional work for Hooters and Venus International along with Fredericks on Hollywood and Playboy, was the cover girl of the March 2007 issue of FHM in the U.S. and was included in the " Top Hooters Girls of All-Time" during the 25th Anniversary of Hooters in 2008. With these credentials, how can she not be among the hottest sportscasters of all-time?
Yes, LeeAnn Tweeden is a sportscaster. She currently works with Kenny Florian and Ariel Helwani for the UFC Tonight for Fox Sports 1. From 2001 to 2007, Tweeden was a correspondent for Fox Sports Net's Best Damn Sports Show Period. In 2008, she became the third hostess of NBC's Poker After a Dark on late night television.
3. Alex Curry
This super-hot babe has covered practically everything, from baseball, volleyball, football, hockey, action sports and even entertainment news.
Alex Curry played soccer at San Diego State University where she helped the team win the NIRSA National Championships in 2006. She graduated from. SDSU with a degree in Journalism Media Studies and a minor in Marketing. After her graduation in 2010, Curry worked as a host for E!News Now and Fuel TV Download while also being a PA on Last Call With Carson Daly. She Joined the Fox Sports crew in 2011 while covering World University Games in China. The following year, Curry joined Fox West where she won 3 Tellys.
Currently, Alex Curry is part of the USA Network's ninja family. She has been co-host of Team Ninja Warriors since 2015. She also works a sideline reporter for Crashed Ice and the surfing events for NBC’s Sig Series.
2. Sara Carbonero
She became one of the most photographed people in the 2010 World Cup because it was alleged that Spain lost to Switzerland because Spanish goalkeeper Iker Casillas was distracted with her presence. Carbonero and her crew were allegedly standing less than 60 feet from the goal which Casillas protected.
The claims were never proven but Carbonero ended up interviewing Casillas after the game and the two later ended up in marriage. Sara Carbonero has been a sports journalist since 2000. She started as a TV Presenter for Telecinco until she moved to Oporto in Portugal when Casillas transferred to Futebol Club de Oporto in 2015.
This Spanish beauty was named as the “Sexiest Reporter in the World” in 2009 by American edition of FHM magazine. Well if you can’t get Iker Casillas to defend his country’s goal, you’re a distraction that deserves that award.
1. Lindsay Czarniak
It’s but appropriate that our image of our next hot sportscaster is with a crown because she is #1 in our list.
Lindsay Czarniak is a sportscaster for ESPN. She is the first woman to host the telecast of the Indy 500, doing so for ABC in 2013. She is also a co-host on ESPN’s Sportscenter. Prior to her job at ESPN/ABC, Lindsay was a pit reporter for TNT’s Nascar Sprint Cup Series and a former co-host for The George Michael Sports Machine. She was also a desk reporter for NBC’s coverage of the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, China.
Czarniak graduated from the James Madison University with a degree in Online Journalism. She has been a sports fan growing up and played lacrosse and field hockey during her high school days at Centerville High School in southwestern Fairfax county Virginia.
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