May. 4th, 1978
Lewiston, Maine, USA
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Erin Jill Andrews (born May 4, 1978) is an American sportscaster, journalist, and television personality. She currently hosts FOX College Football for Fox Sports, as well as Dancing With the Stars for ABC. Andrews was previously a co-host of College GameDay on ESPN and a contributor for Good Morning America on the ABC network. She also has an on-air presence at many major sporting events, including the Super Bowl and the World Series.
Born in Lewiston, Maine, to Paula Andrews, a teacher, and Steven Andrews, a TV journalist. She moved to Tampa, Florida, as a young girl when her father Steve Andrews, a six-time Emmy Award–winner, began working as an investigative reporter for NBC affiliate WFLA-TV.
Andrews attended Bloomingdale High School in Valrico, Florida, where she was a member of the dance team, student government, and the National Honor Society. Also while growing up, she attended Brandon School of Dance Arts in Seffner, Florida. Following her graduation from high school in 1996, Andrews attended the University of Florida, graduating in 2000 with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Telecommunications. While in college she was a member of the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority, and the Florida Gators Dazzlers dance team from 1997 to 2000. She has a younger sister, Kendra Andrews, who is a professional dancer and actress.
In 2000 Andrews was employed by Fox Sports Florida as a freelance reporter. In 2001–2002 she served as a Tampa Bay Lightning reporter for the Sunshine Network. From 2002–2004, Andrews covered the Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Thrashers, and Atlanta Hawks for the Turner South network as a studio host and reporter.
Andrews began working for ESPN in April 2004 as a reporter for ESPN National Hockey Night. She has also reported for the College World Series, Little League World Series, and Great Outdoor Games. Andrews began serving as a sideline reporter for ESPN College Football Saturday Primetime and Big Ten college basketball games, and in 2005 her job expanded to include ESPN College Football Thursday Primetime and Major League Baseball sideline reporting. From 2008 to 2010, she reported for ESPN’s and ABC’s live coverage of the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
In 2010, Andrews appeared on the tenth season of ABC's Dancing With the Stars, partnered with 'Maksim Chmerkovskiy'. They placed third out of 11 couples.
On February 23, 2014, it was announced that Andrews would replace 'Brooke Burke-Charvet' as the co-host of Dancing With the Stars beginning with its 18th season in March 2014. On July 14, 2014, it was announced that Andrews would be replacing Pam Oliver as the sideline reporter on Fox's lead NFL broadcasting crew.