Our colleague Jerry Barmash at FishbowlNY has the scoop today on the latest broadcast name to hitch a ride with the Los Angeles Lakers. Beginning October 1, former NBC Southern California and WNYW Channel 5 sports reporter Andy Adler (pictured) will anchor LA Lakers coverage on Time Warner Cable’s SportsNet as that network’s in-studio game broadcast host.
And because Adler is fluent in Spanish, she will – get this – be switching back and forth during Lakers game days to also anchor Spanish-language coverage on Time Warner Cable Deportes. From Barmash’s report:
Making this project extra special for Adler is the chance to speak Spanish to viewers on a local station dedicated to sports. “Nothing like that has really ever been done,” Adler admits. “It’s just cool.”
Super cool actually. Adler tells Barmash she was the network’s first overall hire. To read the rest of our FishbowlNY interview, click here.