Fox Sports Reporter Pam Oliver Makes News After Being Hit In Face By Football

By Alex Weprin Comment

Fox Sports sideline reporter Pam Oliver had one of sports reporting’s worst nightmares happen yesterday: she was hit squarely in the face by a football, the result of an errant throw by Indianapolis Colts backup quarterback Chandler Harnish.

Oliver, to her credit, remained composed and was able to do a hit with the booth to talk about the incident.


Oliver actually made national news as a result of the incident. “Fox & Friends,” “CBS This Morning,” NBC’s “Today” and “CNN Newsroom” all played the clip this morning, according to TVEyes. used the clip as part a of listicle of other notable sideline reporter mishaps.