Erin Andrews on Her Rapid Rise and Staying at the Top of Her Game

'I'm doing exactly what I wanted to do'

Mark your calendar for Mediaweek, October 29-30 in New York City. We’ll unpack the biggest shifts shaping the future of media—from tv to retail media to tech—and how marketers can prep to stay ahead. Register with early-bird rates before sale ends!

Erin Andrews grew up watching her father report on the local NBC affiliate, a connection that grew even deeper as they watched sports games as she got older. Her so-called love affair with sports continued when she went to college at the University of Florida for telecommunication before landing a gig working with the local NHL team in Tampa Bay. “I’m doing exactly what I wanted to do,” Andrews said. “It all started with me knowing right away, because of my love for sports and my relationship with my dad.”

She and her father still watch sports together, albeit somewhat nontraditionally: Now, he watches her sideline reporting and features on Fox NFL Sunday and on NFL Thursday Night Football as he texts her updates “posing as a producer.”



Subscribe today!

To Read the Full Story Become an Adweek+ Subscriber

View Subscription Options

Already a member? Sign in

Click for more from this issue

This story first appeared in the July 8, 2019, issue of Adweek magazine. Click here to subscribe.