Why Erin Andrews Can’t and Won’t Comment on the NFL National Anthem Kneeling Controversy

'You don't come to me for your politics'

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It’s about to get real busy for Erin Andrews. The Fox Sports NFL sideline reporter is preparing for training camp and reading up on draft picks and returning players. She’s also heading back to the ballroom as co-host of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars in September. The cervical cancer survivor, who just turned 41, would also like to have a baby soon. Andrews still made time to take part in our Women Trailblazers event earlier this week in a very lively and candid discussion with Adweek editor Lisa Granatstein.

Watch below for the full discussion, which ranges from her 2008 stalking incident, to why she won’t comment on the National Anthem kneeling controversy, to the still nerve-wracking role on the NFL sideline: “My first hit back for our first game of the season, Dallas/Giants, I will be dry-heaving in my mouth,” Andrews joked.

And watch above for a post-discussion interview where Andrews tells us what she learned from her dad, a news reporter and anchor at WFLA-TV in Tampa.

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@ChrisAriens chris.ariens@adweek.com Chris Ariens is the managing editor and director of video at Adweek.