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Journalism alumna LaForce shines as CBS sideline reporter

Jan 15, 2014

Allie LaForce, BSJ 11 / Photos by Megan Westervelt

Journalism alumna LaForce shines as CBS sideline reporter

By Kerry Tuttle

ATHENS, Ohio (Jan. 15, 2014)—Ohio University alumna, Allie LaForce, stole the stage Jan. 12 as CBS’ sideline reporter for the Colts-Patriots game. This nationally televised NFL divisional playoff game proved to be the highest-profile assignment of LaForce’s career. She is currently a co-host for the nightly talk show “Lead Off” on CBS Sports Network. 

LaForce graduated in 2011 from the Honors Tutorial College with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism. She then became a reporter and anchor for Fox 8 in Cleveland. Prior to this past weekend’s assignment, LaForce had also worked as a sideline reporter for the NCAA Tournament and has also been the halftime host and sideline reporter for the Sun Bowl. 

After her Colts-Patriot gig, LaForce was reported to be “killing it in her pieces every time CBS shot down to the sidelines for a report” by Fansided, an independent online sports network.

To hear more from Allie LaForce, check out an interview filmed with her last year on campus at