Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, sure, but it’s hard to deny that the ten wonderful women on this list aren’t sexy in most beholder’s eyes (granted many of those beholders are probably male).
It’s just about impossible to narrow a list like this down to ten, since there are so many beautiful field reporters and hostesses and correspondents in today’s sports world, so this list is completely arbitrary. Well, not completely, as most (if not all) of the women on this list have more to offer than just their looks. They are accomplished and successful businesswomen who are just as serious about their careers as they are about looking good on camera. Here is a list of ten of the sexiest female sportscasters in the biz.
10) Heidi Watney
Heidi Watney is a very well known sports reporter in Boston, known as the on-field reporter for “The Ultimate Red Sox Show,” and “The Red Sox Report.” Both shows air on Boston’s regional network for sports, NESN. She began her sports reporting career for ESPN radio on AM 1430 KFIG, and as a weekend sports anchor for KMPH-TV, both of which are based in Fresno, California.
She was hired away from NESN to work as a sideline reporter for Time Warner Cable SportsNet in Los Angeles in 2011, and then she left to join the MLB Network in 2012. She currently hosts the show Quick Pitch every weeknight. Besides looking good and being a successful sports reporter, Watney was also a runner-up in the 2002 Miss California pageant.
9) Laura McKeeman
This beautiful, young woman has already made a big splash for herself in the sports broadcasting world. The 25-year old is a reporter for the Fox Sports Network, first as a sideline reporter for the Tampa Bay Rays from 2011-2012, then as a reporter and host for the San Diego Padres in 2013. More recently, she hosted programming for FSN college football games and the Coors Light PostGame show, as well as “Chargers Insider” and “SD Live.” She is the producer and host of SD Live, starting the show at Fox Sports San Diego. This busy, successful woman majored in broadcast journalism from the University of Florida, and like many predecessors in the sports broadcasting world, was a model and beauty pageant titleholder, named Miss Florida in 2012.
8) Leeann Tweeden
This Virginia-born delight got her start by pursuing a career in modeling. In 1992, while working as a hostess at Hooters in Colorado Springs, she won first place in the Venus International Model Search, leading to national exposure. She modeled for Hooters, Venus International, Frederick’s of Hollywood, and Playboy. In 2008, she was named one of the “Top Hooters Girls of all time” by the company.
She was a correspondent for Fox Sports Net’s Best Damn Sports Show Period from 2000 to 2007, and then as a hostess for Poker After Dark in 2008. She currently works on Fox Sports 1‘s UFC Tonight. She was also the public face for the website Autism|Rethinking Autism, a site dedicated to educating the public about the disorder.
7) Lindsay Czarniak
Lindsay Czarniak has had a very successful career as a sports reporter and anchor, and she doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. Her broadcasting career began as a CNN production assistant, and then a news reporter in Jacksonville, Florida. She joined NBC4 in 2005 (Washington D.C.’s local NBC television affiliate) as the co-host of The George Michael Sports Machine. Her first major role was relaying coverage from Italy of the 2006 Winter Olympics, for NBC Sports.
She left NBC4 and joined ESPN in 2011 as an anchor for SportsCenter’s 6 o’clock program. On April 24, 2013, Czarniak made history by becoming the first woman to ever host ABC’s coverage of the 2013 Indianapolis 500.
6) Charissa Thompson
Charissa Thompson is a host and sportscaster for Fox Sports 1. She has worked with the Big Ten Network, GSN, Versus, and Fox Sports. With Fox Sports, she was the co-host of SportsNation until her departure in 2013. She became the host of Fox Sports Live on the Fox Sports 1 network the first day that the network debuted on August 17, 2013. Thompson has done it all, appearing on baseball programs, on NFL and college football sidelines as a reporter, as a rodeo reporter, an ice-level NHL correspondent, NASCAR programs, the 2010 FIFA World Cup, NBA and college basketball games, and the list goes on.
5) Michelle Beisner
This gorgeous blond is a field reporter and host for the NFL Network. She hosts the NFL Weekly Countdown and is a field reporter for NFL GameDay Morning and NFL Total Access. She has been a reporter for many NFL programs, including “NFL Network Now,” “NFL Quarterback Challenge,” and the “Total Access on Location” pre-game show at the Super Bowl.
Before working for the NFL Network, she was a pit reporter for the Champ Car World Series on ESPN, as well as a featured figure on “The Best Damn Sports Show,” “Grand Prix,” and “The Turbo Tour.” She has also acted in three feature films. Before television, Beisner was a Denver Broncos Cheerleader for 10 years (four as a captain). She also emceed and danced for the American troops as part of the USO tour in Iraq and Africa. She is married to FOX sportscaster Joe Buck.
4) Jenn Brown
Jenn Brown is a well-known TV personality as a sportscaster, a host, producer, and a model. She is the daughter of Olympic gymnastics coaches, and she played seven sports in high school, breaking the record for the most varsity letters by a male or female athlete (with 14). She was chosen as one of the top 10 athletes in Central Florida in 1999. She was the captain of the Florida Gators softball team during her senior year.
She was planning to attend law school to become a sports agent before her big break into TV where she hosted the travel show The Wild Side. She worked as a Showtime Sports reporter in 2008-2009, and was a correspondent in the Emmy-winning Inside the NFL during 2008. She has covered many huge events, such as the Super Bowl, the Sundance and Cannes Film Festivals, the X Games, the Monaco Grand Prix, and the World Series of Poker.
3) Lisa Dergan Podsednik
This smoking hot sportscaster got her first 15 minutes of fame as Playmate of the Month for the July 1998 issue of Playboy. From there, she was able to establish a successful career beyond modeling. In 2001 she was hired to work a weekend sports show at KCBS in Los Angeles. She joined FOX Sports Net in 2002, where she interviewed notable stars such as Tiger Woods, Chuck Liddell, and John Elway. She has also reported on notable events, including the Super Bowl, the Kentucky Derby, and the U.S. Open. She was the face and model for St. Pauli Girl beer in 2003.
2) Erin Andrews
There’s no doubt that Erin Andrews is the most well-known female sports reporter since the 2008-2010 stalking incident and ensuing controversy where nude photos were taken of her through the keyhole in her Marriott hotel room. She was also voted as “America’s sexiest sportscaster” by Playboy in both 2007 and 2008.
Besides all that hoopla, Andrews has had a very successful career as the host of FOX College Football (Fox Sports) and Dancing with the Stars (ABC). She is also a former co-host of College GameDay on ESPN, and a contributor for ABC’s Good Morning America. Andrews is a great example of a sportscaster who has broadened beyond just sports, as a full television personality. She has been a guest for Oprah Winfrey, Jay Leno, and Jimmy Kimmel. She has also done a bunch of charity work, raising money for disaster relief for the American Red Cross, Feeding America, and the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors.
1) Inés Sainz
This Mexican firecracker is probably the most popular sports reporter in Mexico. She works for CNN en Español, and she and her husband own the production company that created the Spanish sports interview program DxTips (or, Deportips). She has appeared in Esquire Mexico, Bleacher Report, Sports Illustrated, and Men’s Health, as well as being chosen by the magazine FHM as the fifth sexiest woman sports reporter in the world, in 2009.
She has interviewed countless athletes, and, according to the Palm Beach Post, Sainz was photographed as often as Peyton Manning during the 2007 Super Bowl’s “media day.” She was also the only person able to gain exclusive access to an interview with wide receiver Terrell Owens when he was not speaking with the press in 2008. Besides her looks, popularity, and success, Sainz was the target of the NY Jets locker room controversy where she was heckled and cat-called by players and staff.
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