FOX Sports hires Erin Andrews

Erin Andrews, one of television’s most popular sports personalities, has rejoined the FOX Sports family.

Andrews will host FOX’s new prime time college football pregame show and will make significant contributions to the network’s NFL and MLB coverage, along with other sports properties, as part of a multiyear deal announced by FOX on Sunday.

“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,” said Eric Shanks, executive producer, co-president and COO, FOX Sports Media Group. “Erin is one of the hardest-working, most-respected individuals in sports television and we expect her to have an immediate impact. In addition to having her anchor our new college football show and studio coverage, we expect her to be a big contributor to our MLB and NFL coverage as well as other major events.”

Andrews said she was excited about the opportunity.

“To have the chance to not only host the primetime college football pregame show, but cover the NFL, MLB and various other incredible FOX Sports properties is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” said Andrews.

FOX Sports’ new 30-minute college football pregame show, which originates live each week from the FOX Network Center in Los Angeles, leads into FOX Sports’ first regular-season over-the-air college football package. The network’s coverage kicks off at 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, Sept. 1, as Hawaii visits USC, live from the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

Andrews returns to FOX Sports after spending eight years at ESPN. Most recently, she hosted the first hour of ESPN’s “College GameDay” on ESPNU and was a features reporter for the full three-hour program, a role she held since the 2010 season. She got her start as a sports reporter at FOX Sports Florida in 2000.

Andrews, a native of Lewiston, Maine, graduated from the University of Florida in 2000 with a bachelor of arts degree in telecommunications.