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Recent journalism grad to co-host new CBS sports show

Erin Roberts | Oct 16, 2012

Recent journalism grad to co-host new CBS sport show

By Erin Roberts,

ATHENS, Ohio (Oct. 16, 2012)—Allie LaForce, a standout 2011 graduate of the Honors Tutorial College studying broadcast journalism in the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, continues to make waves in the industry by being named co-host of a CBS late-night sports show. LaForce will co-host “LEAD OFF” with former ESPN personality Doug Gottlieb weekdays from 12 to 1 a.m., EST, beginning Monday, Oct. 22.

LaForce, who previously worked for Fox 8 News in Cleveland, has logged an impressive portfolio of experience in sports reporting since leaving the Ohio University campus, where she worked with WOUB Public Media, played on the Ohio University women’s basketball team for two years and served as a Nike field reporter.

She recently was named one of the “Most Interesting People 2012” by Cleveland Magazine. Prior to attending Ohio University, LaForce was crowned both Miss Ohio Teen USA and Miss Teen USA in 2005.

According to a CBS press release, “LEAD OFF” will provide perspective on the sports news of the day, advancing the storylines fans will be discussing in the morning.  The show will serve as the first opportunity for sports fans to discuss and debate what’s next, while featuring a mix of live guests, highlights, energetic debate and commentary from Gottlieb, LaForce and others, reacting to the biggest stories and events of the day, with a targeted focus on the hot topics and tomorrow’s headlines.

“LEAD OFF” will be produced by Dick Clark Productions, and originate from CBS Sports Network’s Orange County, Calif.-based studio. For more information, and to access the CBS Sports Network channel finder, go to