In today’s episode we’re joined by one of the broadcasters that will be covering March Madness for CBS and Turner – Allie LaForce. In addition to being a sideline reporter for the NCAA Tournament, Allie is also the co-host of CBS Sports Network’s late night program Lead Off with Doug Gottlieb. The 25 year old from Ohio has had a quick rise through the industry in the last year and she chats with us about that ride and her assignment this weekend in Buffalo. Topics include…
-How a beauty pageant winner and basketball player gets into sports broadcasting.
-How CBSSN found her through her YouTube reel and why prospective broadcasters need to do everything they can to get their name out there.
-What’s unique about working on a program that airs at Midnight ET and how that presents something different compared to other sports networks.
-The different challenges of hosting and reporting.
-The experience of working four games in one day at the NCAA Tournament and the preparation that goes into it.
-The Ohio State-Dayton matchup as the one she’s looking most forward to in the first round.
-Her Final Four picks and why Syracuse might be on upset alert.
-What’s left on Allie’s broadcasting bucket list.
All that and more on this week’s AA Podcast.
For more from Allie, follow her on Twitter @ALaForce.