Sunday, Fox said Erin Andrews will host a new Saturday primetime college football studio show.
College football in Saturday primetime, dominated by ABC and ESPN games, has drawn increased ratings in recent years. Fox, as the network this season carries its first-ever regular-season college football, plans to challenge ESPN in that time slot.
Andrews, whose ESPN contract expired Saturday, will host a new Fox Saturday primetime college football show that will debut Sept. 1.
Her other Fox roles, says Fox spokesman Dan Bell, will include roles “significant” on Fox MLB and NFL coverage. In a statement, Andrews calls his Fox job “a once in a lifetime opportunity.”
At ESPN, Andrews was a College GameDay host and reporter, as well as a sideline reporter on college football and basketball. In terms of who’ll replace Andrews in those reporting roles, one possibility is Jenn Brown who was recently taken off ESPN’s Thursday night college football for an undisclosed reassignment.
An Internet favorite, Andrews represents the second recent exodus of a high-profile female announcer -- talk show host Michelle Beadle recently moved to NBC.