Two months after leaving SportsNet LA and the Dodgers, Alanna Rizzo has another gig in the sports media world.
On Tuesday, MLB Network announced that Rizzo would be re-joining the network as a contributor on High Heat with Christopher Russo.
In her role, Rizzo will “will provide news and commentary on the latest MLB storylines during High Heat,” per the MLB Network release.
Both Rizzo and Russo released statements about her addition to the show.
“I am incredibly excited to reunite with my MLB Network colleagues,” said Rizzo. “To be able to continue to cover the sport I love with the network that covers it better than anyone is a privilege. I cannot wait to team up with Chris Russo on High Heat.”
“Great addition by MLB Network. Great addition for the show,” said Russo. “She will add an element to High Heat that we haven’t had in eight years.”
The new position seemingly will give Rizzo more flexibility in her life, removing her from the day to day grind of covering a team at the ballpark. Before taking her job with the Dodgers’ RSN, she worked at MLB Network in 2012 and 2013, hosting a variety of studio and on-site programming.
Bringing her back, even in a somewhat limited role, is a smart move for the network.