The world of sports is naturally full of hotness. Think about it: the athletes need to be fit and toned (unless we’re talking baseball, in which they just need to show up.) But those tall, muscular athletes are getting a run for their money with the sports reporters and news anchors who cover sporting events. And when it comes to female sportscasters, you can bet that there is a whole lot of attractiveness to go around. So without further ado, we reveal to you our list of the 20 Sexiest Female Sportscasters.
Most of these women come from the United States, but from all over the country. There are gorgeous women all over the place, and we are lucky enough to have some of them working on the most successful sports television networks. ESPN, Fox Sports, NBC, CBS, and ABC have taken on females who have been pushing hard and working their perky butts off in a male-dominated industry. While we aren’t sure when or if there will ever be a proportionate number of men and women in the sports world, we can at least applaud these ladies for making great strides. These girls are intelligent, hard-working, talented, athletic, and of course, super-hot.
20. Sarah Spain
Sarah Spain is currently working for ESPN as a sports reporter and radio host. She is also an experienced sports columnist. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, she attended Cornell University and competed in track and field and hockey. In high school, she was co-captain of the track and field team, and starting in 2009 she started working for ChicagoNow.com as a sports columnist. On the sidelines, she reported for the Big Ten Network, and then at the start of 2015, ESPN announced that she would begin a radio program called Spain & Prim (that would be Sara Spain and co-host Prim Siripipat.)
19. Samantha Ponder
Samantha Ponder is a 29-year-old blonde babe who works for ESPN as a sideline reporter for college football and basketball. She is from Phoenix, Arizona and graduated from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. A few years back, she married Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder, and the two are now parents. Samantha ended up serving as the substitute for Erin Andrews on College GameDay, a Saturday morning broadcast on ESPNU. Samantha sure has been busy, working Thursday Night College Football duty as a sideline reporter. She also can be found on the Texas local news (Longhorn Network,) which is owned by ESPN.
18. Jenn Brown
Not only is Jenn Brown a wildly successful sports reporter, but she has branched out to do other things as well. First of all, Jenn has won two Emmy Awards for her work in sports reporting. She herself was an athlete in college, playing at the University of Florida. She then went on to work for ESPN, broadcasting for college football and baseball. Breaking history, she was the first female to do a report on Inside the NFL, and she breaks stereotypes by reporting for MMA and boxing matches. You might know her from her hosting job on American Ninja Warrior. Jenn also has a blog on which she shares food and cooking tips.
17. Melissa Stark
At 42 years of age, Melissa Stark is showing us that more mature women can be beautiful and wildly intelligent. And successful! Melissa is known for her work on the NFL Network, as well as her previous gigs on NBC and MSNBC. She seems to love NBC, and also worked on The Today Show for a bit. An exciting job for her was working as a correspondent for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. And of course, she has ties to ESPN and has worked on Monday Night Football as a sideline reporter. Her degree from the University of Virginia was in Foreign Affairs and Spanish.
16. Molly Qerim
This 30-year-old looks more like an exotic dancer than a sports reporter! Pardon our fantasies, but Molly Qerim is definitely one hot female on the television these days. Her resume includes work for First Take on ESPN, as well as host of NFL AM and NFL Fantasy Live. She graduated with a BA in communications from University of Connecticut and received her Master’s degree in broadcast journalism from Quinnipiac University. She previously worked on CBS’s Sports Network, covering major football events. Her past experience also includes working on Bracket Breakdown, Full Court Press, SEC Tailgate Show, MaxPreps Lemming Report, and SEC Tonight. Now she is permanent host of First Take.
15. Charissa Thompson
This 33-year-old seems to be in the prime of her life! Charissa Thompson is currently working for Fox Sports 1 and NBC as a host and sportscaster. She serves as a co-host for Fox Sports Live and also co-hosted on Extra. She studied at the University of California, Santa Barbara and received an Emmy nod in the category of Outstanding Entertainment News Program. The leggy sports reporter has also worked on GSN, the Big Ten Network, and SportsNation. She joined ESPN in the middle of 2011, serving as co-host on Numbers Never Lie. She was the substitute for Michelle Beadle, but soon left to go back to Fox Sports.
14. Heidi Watney
The 34-year-old Heidi Watney is blonde, stunning, and confident in her abilities. Graduated from the University of San Diego, she worked on the New England Sports Network and Time Warner Cable SportsNet, and is currently working as a host and sports reporter for MLB Network. She was also working regionally in the Fresno area and her good looks have not gone unnoticed. In 2002 she was the first runner-up in the Miss California beauty pageant. Now, loyal fans have looked forward to her weeknight hosting duties on Quick Pitch, where she has been working for the past two years. She’s also related to Nick Watney, pro golfer.
13. Erin Andrews
Erin Andrews is a well-known female sports reporter, and for good reason. She works not online as a broadcaster, but a television host and sports journalist. Right now you can watch her on FOX College Football and as the host of Dancing with the Stars. She previously worked for ESPN as a co-host for College GameDay, and she had a gig on Good Morning America. When it comes to major sporting events, Erin Andrews has stepped up to the plate and delivered stellar sports reporting. With a BA in telecommunication from the University of Florida, as well as membership in the sorority Zeta Tau Alpha and the Florida Gators Dazzlers dance team, she is surely a force.
12. Sara Carbonero
Is it hot in here or is it just Sara Carbonero? This 31-year-old Spanish sports reporter looks like the perfect combination of Megan Fox and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. She served on Telecinco as a presenter, then moved to Portugal. Even so, she makes waves wherever she goes. In fact, it was rumored that she was distracting a soccer player during the 2010 FIFA World Cup (Spain vs. Switzerland) and that led to the Spanish defeat. Yet, Carbonero is still adored by her loyal fans, even earning the FHM Sexiest Reporter in the World award in 2009. Naturally, she is romantically involved with pro soccer player Iker Casillas. They have two children together.
11. Melanie Collins
Melanie Collins is fast becoming a role model for women everywhere with her jump to success in a male-dominated industry. Melanie is currently working as a host and sports reporter and is one of the up-and-coming young women to become a mainstay on American television. Her work includes reporting for NBC-TV, The Big Ten Network, E! News Now, and Accuweather. She also delves into many different sports, including NASCAR and the PGA. She is a 2008 graduate from Penn State University and can currently be found on CBS’s The Insider. You can also expect to see her broadcasting at the 2016 Summer Olympics.
10. Kristen Ledlow
Kristen Ledlow may be just 27 years old, but she has made quite a splash! She is working now as the host of NBA Inside Stuff, and is the only woman on the NBC TV network. She has covered sports events for CNN and HLN and graduated from Southeastern University, where she studied broadcasting and communications. She also played All-American volleyball while studying and worked as an announcer for the male basketball team. Her beauty earned her the crown as Miss Capital City USA. Upon graduation, she worked for WTXL-TV and wrote for the Tallahassee Quarterback Club while working on EPSN Tallahassee’s radio station. She was hired by NBA-TV in 2014 and even played for the NBA All-Star Weekend Celebrity Team.
9. Amanda Pflugrad
With just one glance, it is easy to see why the young Amanda Pflugrad is on our list. The blonde sweetie is gorgeous, kind, and good at what she does. In the middle of 2015 she joined the Boston Celtics as a reporter for the team. Amanda herself has been an Oregon Ducks cheerleader before working as a sideline reporter for the SEC Network, PAC12 Network, CBSSportsNet, and on Jets Talk Live. It looks as though Amanda has done some modeling work herself, and it is pretty easy to find photos that show of her toned physique and sparkling smile.
8. Lauren Gardner
Lauren Gardner graduated from the University of Colorado with a degree in political science and is currently working for CBS Sports Network as a sportscaster. She previously worked for Altitude Sports and Entertainment, Fox College Sports, FSN Rocky Mountain, and MountainWest Sports Network. And let’s not forget that she reported on MTV2 for the Lingerie Football League games. CBS hired Lauren in 2012, where she worked the position of sideline reporter for college football. She also reported for Minor League Baseball and worked during Super Bowls 47 and 48 for CBSSports.com and That Other Pregame Show. This redheaded cutie is all kinds of sexy and smart.
7. Alex Curry
Alex Curry was perhaps the hottest victim of the Bodyarmor Shower. She was splashed with the freezing cold water in the summer of 2015 while working as a sports reporter on the baseball diamond. Alex Curry delighted Californians with her reporting on Angels Weekly and Angels Monthly. She has also done work for the Big Ten Network on Tailgate 48, and is employed by Fox Sports West and NBC. Not only is she a sport reporter, but she also works as a swimsuit model. This is truly the best of both worlds, no? We seriously think that Alex Curry is our angel!
6. Erin Hawksworth
This Canadian beauty has flourished in the spotlight as a sportscaster for CNN in Atlanta, Georgia as well as SportsNet in her native country. In the summer of 2015, she joined WJLA, a Washington, D.C.-based sports program. The hot female co-host replaced Tim Brant, and Erin’s charisma and good looks are definitely helping to keep the program alive and well. While she reports about FIFA, the Superbowl, and professional athletes, just try to keep your eyes off her ample chest and smoldering brown eyes. We certainly hope that this gorgeous brunette is here to stay, even if she is a distraction.
5. Kristina Akra
This blondie with the awesome smile is Kristina Akra. She is bubbly, personable, and a fully-capable sports reporter. She is currently employed by MASN and works as an in-game reporter for the Washington Nationals baseball team. She is also working as a contributing report for Nats Xtra and previously worked for SEC football (FoxSports South) as a sideline reporter. She reported for Providence College for Big East basketball. She just does everything, doesn’t she?! And those good looks definitely run in the family. Kristina’s sister is the equally hot Katherine Akra (host of Marlins Vision.) It doesn’t get much better than that.
4. Britt McHenry
Britt McHenry sure is cute, but she has been receiving a lot of flak for being a bubbly airhead. Oh, and the fact that she was caught talking down to a tow-truck employee. And this wasn’t just a media stunt from a less attractive and jealous sportscaster. An Internet video showed Britt totally dissing a clerk. Needless to say, loads of people flocked to the Internet to tsk-tsk Britt for her harsh and cruel words. Britt publicly apologized saying that she let her emotions get the better of her. Hm…so blondie has a temper, huh? Well, that doesn’t really stop her from being hot. Even if she does have the blonde beyotch thing down pat.
3. Kristine Leahy
Number three on our list is Kristine Leahy, and it is quite easy to see why. This woman looks seriously put together! It seemed to just happen overnight that she graduated from college and rose to nationwide fame as a sports reporter. She also works as a host on American Ninja Warrior and is become a household name on ESPN. She worked with the Boston Celtics and KCLA, grew up in Chicago, counts herself as a huge Michael Jordan fan, and has a degree in journalism. While studying, she was a co-founder of Offsides, a sports-talk program on BUTV. She also interned for FOX25 and really started her career with WEEI in Boston.
2. Erin Sharoni
Is Erin Sharoni a top model or a sports reporter? Maybe a little bit of both! She works for CBS Sports.com and previously worked on Jim Rome on Showtime, CNBC Sports Biz and Red Storm Report on SportsNet New York. She is also an artsy gal; trained in drawing, painting, and sculpture. She exhibited at Sotheby’s in New York City and the National Arts club, winning the Gold and Silver Scholastic Medals for art and creative writing. She can also DJ and was a U.S. Junior Olympic-certified swim coach, personal trainer, and dance and fitness competitor. What the heck, Erin Sharoni?!
1. Lindsay Czarniak
Lindsay Czarniak spent six years gracing WRC-TV (NBC4) in Washington, D.C. before moving on to ESPN as an anchor on SportsCenter. She has covered NASCAR races, including the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. She was a co-host on The George Michael Sports Machine and worked the sportsdesk for NBC Sports’ coverage of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. A Harrisburg native, she graduated from James Madison University with a degree in online journalism. In 2013, she replaced Brent Musburger as host of the Indianapolis 500 on ABC, making her the first woman to do so. She is also a bit of an actress, appearing in Aquarius and Ghosts Don’t Exist.