First, it was announced last month that the gorgeous Charissa Thompson would be joining Erin Andrews, Michelle Beadle and Kirk Herbstreit (he’s so dreamy) in the ranks of blonde beauties currently employed by ESPN, now we have an announcement regarding another blonde who is leaving a successful, yet lower profile, gig for the glitz and glam that goes along with a job with The Worldwide Leader In Sports: Samantha Steele.
Since I am relatively unfamiliar with Miss Steele or her previous work, here’s the press release in its entirety. Read on (via ESPN Media Zone):
Samantha Steele is joining the Longhorn Network as a reporter; she will work at events and for studio shows. She will also do feature stories. Photo
Steele was previously a host and reporter for Fox Sports, contributing to both Fox Sports Net and Fox College’s coverage of college basketball and football in the Pac 10 and Big 12 conferences.
In her role with Fox, Steele worked as a studio host and a sideline reporter, interviewing some of the biggest names in both college football and basketball. As a host, she led the pregame, halftime, and postgame studio shows for various events, including the Pac 10 Basketball Tournament and “Paradise Jam,” a preseason tournament in the U.S. Virgin Islands featuring teams from the ACC, Big East, and other various conferences.
Steele is also a frequent radio guest around the country during the college football and basketball seasons, discussing the latest news in college sports. Additionally, she has served as a weekly columnist for FoxSports.com.
Prior to joining Fox College Sports, Steele interned with ABC Sports Radio and assisted with research on ABC Television’s College Football Studio show in New York. She also served as the sideline reporter and host for all football and men’s and women’s basketball games while in college at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia.
Steele is a native of Phoenix, Arizona.
Sounds like Miss Steele has carved a nice little career out for herself and is primed, ready and deserving of becoming a household name, courtesy of the exposure from working at ESPN. Best of luck, Miss Steele. And look out for that Michelle Beadle. Rumor has it she can be quite territorial.
Photo gallery follows.
Samantha Steele [ESPN Media Zone]