Originally posted on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 10/16/12
Here’s a new sports media star Allie LaForce. On October 09, 2012 LaForce announced she would be leaving WJW Fox 8, Cleveland for a Sportscasting job in California. CBS Sports Network’s new live, late night show, LEAD OFF, which will air weekdays from 12:00-1:00 AM, ET, debuts Monday, Oct. 22. The show has added Allie LaForce as co-host, teaming up with Doug Gottlieb. LEAD OFF will feature commentary and debate on the top stories and news with a focus on the next day’s conversation. (Talk Tv World) Here’s her bio from her official page: Allie can be seen on Fox 8 News in Cleveland anchoring sports and the Emmy-Award winning Friday Night Touchdown show. The 35 minute action packed show can be seen weekly on Fox 8 during high school football season. Allie is a journalism graduate from the Honors Tutorial College at Ohio University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. Allie has worked as a color analyst, sideline reporter, and studio host for Sports Time Ohio, covering both the Mid-American Conference and the high school football and basketball championships. In 2005, Allie won the title of Miss Ohio Teen USA and became the first to represent the great state of Ohio as Miss Teen USA. Follow Allie on Twitter From her wikipedia: After becoming the first delegate from Ohio to make the semi-finals since 1993, LaForce competed in the evening gown, swimsuit and final interview competitions, and was crowned Miss Teen USA 2005 by outgoing titleholder Shelley Hennig of Louisiana. The first runner-up was Catherine Laurion, Miss Michigan Teen USA 2005. Laurion and LaForce were roommates and good friends during the pageant, and had the same directors for their state pageant. Her winnings included a one-year modeling contract, with Trump Modeling Management and scholarship to the School for Film and Television in New York City. It also earned her a guest appearance in the NBC soap opera Passions. Her “sister” 2005 titleholders were Natalie Glebova (Miss Universe, of Canada) and Chelsea Cooley (Miss USA, of North Carolina). LaForce made numerous appearances throughout the United States, promoting causes such as drug and alcohol awareness, as well as continuing to attend high school in Ohio.One appearance involved riding 90 miles in the Best Buddies Challenge bike race from Boston, Massachusetts to Hyannisport.LaForce’s reign ended on 15 August 2006 when she passed on her crown to Katie Blair of Montana. Paul M. Banks is CEO of The Sports Bank.net, an official Google News site generating millions of unique visitors. He’s also a regular contributor to Chicago Now, Chicago Tribune.com, Walter Football.com, Yardbarker, and Fox Sports A Fulbright scholar and MBA, Banks has appeared on live radio all over the world; and he’s a member of the Football Writers Association of America, U.S. Basketball Writers Association, and Society of Professional Journalists. The President of the United States follows him on Twitter (@Paul_M_BanksTSB) You should too
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