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Pam Oliver On Fox Sports Job Change: “I Was Humiliated”

 

Back in July, fans were treated to the news that veteran FOX sidelines reporter Pam Oliver was being demoted. Needless to say, the world was flabbergasted at the idea she was being replaced by someone else.

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Despite the radical repositioning, Oliver remained mum. That is, until her recent sit-down with Essence, which delved deeply into how the football devotee felt when Fox first broke the news.

Via Essence:

“Even before my bosses told me what was going on, there had been rumblings that my days as a sideline reporter were coming to an end. Two years earlier, Fox Sports had hired Erin Andrews, a high-profile side-line reporter from ESPN, and I knew they hadn’t brought her on just to be a benchwarmer. Colleagues, and even coaches and players, would come up to me and say things like, “Boy, you’re handling this well. You’re really a class act.” But I let the rumors roll off my back. Without official confirmation about a change in my position, I decided I was going to do my work like I always had. Still, I was humiliated.

Oliver has since let go, bounced back and –– like a true vet –– found the glory in being given the opportunity to deliver stories and long-form pieces that interest her. “That kind of work is like being in reporter heaven,” she said.

Still, fans must lament the ending of an NFL era.

For full story, visit HERE.


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Comment Comments: 7 Tags Tags: fox sports
  • Natascha_Ma

    I tell you.. I like Pam Oliver one billion times better than annoying Erin Andrews. I think she’s way more professional and if I were a player, I’d rather talk to her after getting beat on the field than a dumba** like Erin Andrews (who blew the whole Richard Sherman interview when she didn’t know what he was talking about when it came to Crabtree). The network heads are thinking with their tiny heads and I dunno why, she looks like my foot.

    • Riley “Miss Lisa”

      I always found Erin Andrews annoying after she starting ‘attention seeking’ right after her leaked pics got released. For someone playing a victim she sure seemed to love the attention.

      • Guest

        Exactly! How does someone who claimed to “feel so vi0lat3d” follow-up
        with dancing half-n@k3d weekly on ‘Dancing with the Stars’?! Erin
        Andrews is a fake, n@5ty h03.

  • PolkaDots

    Wow. What a cut throat business even for reporters in sports.

  • ShitStarter

    Its her look… She didn’t keep up her appearance…

  • Gab rielle

    Tell us why she got demoted. What’s the problem with Pam???

  • John Tiller

    That’s what you get when you don’t put out. It’s clear that Erin Andrews Does because she is clearly has no talent