On this week’s edition of the Awful Announcing podcast, new Turner Sports reporter Allie LaForce joined host Ben Heisler to talk about a host of topics, including her move to Turner, her prior stint with CBS Sports, and loads more.

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Here’s what Allie and Ben discussed on this show.

  • 3:30 – How she plans to get Astros updates while working Thursday’s game (her husband pitches for Houston)
  • 5:10 – What led her to pursue basketball, both playing it in D1 and covering it professionally?
  • 7:50 – Her family ties to modeling, competition and sports and the role they played in her life
  • 9:30 – How being named Miss Teen Ohio made her grow up really quickly as a kid
  • 11:33 – Who was the first interview that made her geek out/get nervous
  • 13:40 – Her first broadcasting moment getting thrown into the fire
  • 17:00 – Who were role model broadcast figures for her
  • 19:35 – Working with high profile women in sports on CBS Sports Network (eg. Lesley Visser, Andrea Kremer etc)
  • 20:30 – What she considered her biggest challenge working her way up at CBSSN
  • 23:00 – On all the roles she had at CBS before moving on to Turner
  • 24:20 – Why she left CBS for Turner
  • 26:50 – Her colleague Kevin Harlan getting to call a game with Olivia Harlan-Dekker on Monday
  • 27:40 – What storyline(s) from the NBA is she most excited about this year
  • 29:40 – Her work with HelpCureHD and helping to fight Huntington’s Disease

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I'm the managing editor of Awful Announcing and the news editor of The Comeback. I also made The Outside Corner a thing for six seasons.