25 Hottest Women in Sports Media

Amber LeeSports Lists Lead WriterOctober 24, 2011

25 Hottest Women in Sports Media

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    There are endless lists dedicated to the hottest women in sports broadcasting.  Unfortunately they all seem to be a piecemeal mess of various women, from various times, doing various sports related jobs. 

    Because I care about you, I've put together 25 of the hottest women working in sports broadcasting today so you can finally shelve your Bonnie Bernstein fantasies.  No offense Bonnie. 

    Here are 25 of the hottest women in sports media today... and the smokin' hot Inez Sainz isn't even included.  That's how hot the rest of these ladies are. 

    Let's do this boys.

25. Meredith Marakovits, WFAN & Comcast Sportsnet Philly

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    Sixers sideline reporter Meredith Marakovits worked for ESPN 950 as a New York Yankees reporter before heading to Philadelphia to work for Comcast Sportsnet.

    Before she hit the big leagues, Marakovits was covering AAA baseball for Lehigh Valley and the Philadelphia Fox aflliliate. 

24. Ilaria D'Amico, Sky Sports Italia

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    Sky Sports Italia host Ilaria D’Amico is an Italian sports broadcaster with a passion for soccer.   She’s hosted a number of international soccer shows including La giostra dei gol (The carousel of goals) and SKY Calcio Show (SKY Football Show). 

    D’Amico is so hot that Victoria Beckham has refused to allow her to interview her husband David Beckham, who played for AC Milan in Italy.  Even after an announcement was made that she would interview him. 

23. Samantha Steele, ESPN & the Longhorn Network

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    Former Fox Sports Net reporter Samantha Steele is a sideline reporter for ESPN and ESPN’s Longhorn Network. 

    Steele attended Liberty University, which is where she got her start as a sideline reporter. 

22. Georgie Thompsom, Sky Sports

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    Sky Sports’ Georgie Thompson turbulent love life routinely makes headlines in the U.K.  Thompson had dated British actor Declan Donnelly until April 2011; it was revealed that Donnelly was unwilling to settle down with Thompson.

    In August 2011, Thompson was “nicked” for drunk driving in West London.  More recently Thompson has been linked with Welsh rugby player Steve Jones, who (apparently) is on a mission to sleep with every woman from FHM’s 100 Sexiest Women list. 

21. Kirsty Gallacher, Sky Sports

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    Scottish television presenter Kirsty Gallacher has worked on and off in sports since landing a job as a production assistant with SkyTV in 1996.  Gallacher got her big break on Sky Sports News in 1998 and has been hosting various sports shows ever since.

    After various work on another networks, it was announced in March 2011, that Gallacher would be returning to Sky Sports to host its re-launched morning show Good Morning Sports Fans. 

    Gallacher is also famous for a 2009 “wardrobe malfunction” at the U.K. Glamour awards and for rumors in 2010 that she was dating recently separating golfer Tiger Woods. 

20. Kristen Berset, WUSA 9

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    WUSA 9 Washington’s Kristen Berset is a former Miss. Florida who came to the nation’s capital via WBFF Baltimore. 

    Berset has filled the void left by the departing Lindsay Czarniak who was hired by ESPN in spring, 2011. 

19. Kristina Akra, SEC Gridiron Live

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    SEC Gridiron Live’s Kristina Akra is a graduate of the University of Florida who got her start on GatorZone, a show featuring Florida Gator athletics on Sun Sports.

    Akra worked as a Miami Heat Dancer in close conjunction with HEAT TV before she made her way to New England and worked for Kraft Sports Productions from 2008-2010.  Today she is the social media reporter for SEC Gridiron Live. 

18. Lindsay Czarniak, ESPN

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    Former NBC Washington sports reporter Lindsay Czarniak was hired by ESPN in summer, 2011. 

    Since leaving Washington for Bristol, Czarniak has co-hosted SportsCenter, SportsNation and has done morning SportsCenter update during Mike & Mike. 

    She's greatly missed in Washington. 

17. Erin Hawksworth, KCPQ-TV Seattle

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    Canadian Erin Hawksworth works as a sports reporter for KCPQ, the Fox affiliate in Seattle.  Before accepting a position in Seattle, Hawksworth worked for WFXT in Boston, WFAA in Dallas and KJCT in Grand Junction, Colorado. 

    Hawksworth also covered the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens for NBC.

16. Carrie Milbank, the Hockey Show

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    California girl Carrie Milbank was discovered by NFL Films in 2003 when she auditioned to guest host on NFL Under The Helmet.  She was hired by the NFL Network where she worked before being lured away by the NHL Network.

    Today Milbank hosts The Hockey Show on the NHL Network. 

15. Heidi Watney, NESN

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    Beautiful blonde Heidi Watney is a graduate of the University of San Diego (shocker) and a former beauty queen who has competed in the Miss California pageant. 

    Today Watney is a Red Sox reporter for NESN, where she joins Don Orsillo, Jerry Remy and Tom Curran, reporting on key news stories from the ballpark. 

14. Charlotte Jackson, Sky Sports

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    In 2010, Jackson found herself in the midst of controversy when reporter Andy Gray was fired from Sky Sports for “unacceptable behavior” towards her. 

    Today she says she’s put that all behind her and is proving that sports television is no longer a man’s world. 

13. Michelle Beadle, ESPN's SportsNation

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    ESPN’s Michelle Beadle is the ultimate guy’s girl.

    Beadle got her start in sports reporting on Fox Sports Net’s Big Game Hunters and quickly transitioned to TNN’s covered of the Professional Bull Riders’ Bud Light Cup Tour. 

    Today Beadle is the co-host of ESPN’s SportsNation with Colin Cowherd and manages to hold her own against one of the most unpleasant men in sports broadcasting. 

12. Leeann Tweeden, Fox Sports West

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    Fox Sports Net’s Leeann Tweeden is a former model who has done promotional work for Hooters, Venus International, Frederick’s of Hollywood and Playboy.

    Tweeden, who once dated Red Sox pitcher Josh Becket, also appeared on the cover of March 2007 issue of FHM.  She’s also hosted NBC’s late night television series Poker After Dark. 

    Today Tweeden does pre-game and post-game coverage for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on Fox Sports Net West. 

11. Jenn Brown, ESPN

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    ESPN’s Jenn Brown is a former varsity athlete and model who got her start in sports broadcasting working for Showtime’s Inside the NFL in 2008. 

    Today she works as a reporter for ESPN’s College GameDay (football & basketball) and serves as the co-host for ESPNU’s Road Trip with Jonathan Drubner

10. Ashley Russell, Yahoo! Sports

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    Ashley Russell is the host of Yahoo! Sports Minute on Yahoo! Sports. 

    Russell, who has also worked as a model, has appeared on the magazine covers of New You, Lexington Life, At Home Tennessee, and has been featured in Nashville Lifestyles, Premiere Bride, Men’s Fitness and Southern Living. 

9. Laura Esposto, ACMilan Channel

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    Laura Esposto is a model, singer, and television host from Italy.    

    In 2007 Esposto was a football presenter for Five in the United Kingdom for Serie A games and in 2008 she hosted Milan Channel Night, a live show on the official network of AcMilan. 

    She continues to work on Sky Sport Italy today for Milan Channel. 

8. Amanda Pflugrad, Fox Sports Arizona

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    Former Oregon Ducks Cheerleader Amanda Pflugrad became a national phenomenon when sexy pictures of her in a bikini partying with other sexy girls in bikinis were published in 2009. 

    Today Amanda is an entertainment/lifestyle reporter for FOX Sports Arizona. 

7. Millie Clode, Sky Sports

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    According to her bio, Millie Clode is a firm favorite at Sky Sports News and has become one of the network’s most popular presenters since joining the channel in 2006. 

    In addition to various sports related work, Clode has also co-hosted ITV1’s The Colour of Money and currently hosts Channel 4’s The Poker Lounge. 

6. Mayanti Langer, ESPN

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    ESPN’s Mayanti Langer is an Indian sports journalist who got her start guest anchoring for a broadcast of FIFA beach football. 

    Langer then anchored Zee Sports for the Nehru Cup in New Delhi, which is how she ended up covering soccer for ESPN during the 2010 FIFA World Cup. 

    FYI, Langer styles herselfImpressive. 

5. Melanie Collins, Big Ten Nework & NBA-TV

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    Former bikini model Melanie Collins is one of the hottest blondes in sports broadcasting. 

    Collins got her start on the Big Ten Network and has since picked up various hosting positions with NBA-TV, Nascar.com and PGA.com. 

4. Sara Carbonero, Telecino

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    Telecino's Sara Carbonero was voted FHM's Sexiest Reporter in the World in 2009. 

    Carbonero is also known as the girlfriend of Spanish goalkeeper, Iker Casillas and many blamed her ridiculously gorgeous presence for Spain's surprising loss to Switzerland in the first round of the 2010 World Cup.

3. Lisa Dergan Podsednik, FOX Sports

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    Lisa Dergan Podsednik joined FOX Sports Net in 2002. 

    Prior to joining FOX, Podsednik was a Playboy model, a St. Pauli Girl and she dated douchebag director Michael Bay before marrying minor league baseball player Scott Podsednik. 

2. Marisol González, Televisa Deportes

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    The gorgeous Marisol Gonzàlez competed in the Miss Universe 2003 pageant before being hired as a reporter for Televisa Deportes. 

    Gonzàlez was once engaged to Mexican boxer Saùl Àlvarez, an undefeated prospect in the welterweight division. 

1. Erin Andrews, ESPN

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    As if you don’t know ESPN’s finest blonde Erin Andrews.

    Andrews has been the gold standard in sports broadcasting forever and this former Florida Gator shows no signs of relinquishing her crown.