Always leading the action when it comes to local and national sports, Allie LaForce tackles any challenge head on.
CBS Sports just added her to its college football broadcast team. Allie joins as lead college football reporter on the "SEC Game of the Week" in addition to the Army-Navy game.
Allie will be one of an elite group of accomplished and knowledgeable women in sports on the new show, "WE NEED TO TALK." It is the first ever all female national weekly sports program. It will air September 30 at 10 p.m. EST on CBS sports network.
"As human beings, we have the opportunity every day to redefine the preconceived standards that
others set for us. No one but ourselves can know what we are capable of achieving. This show gives women an opportunity to challenge the status quo and set higher standards for what we can achieve as broadcasters. The standards we set can not be the ones predetermined by the male sex, but we must all work together to set higher standards as human beings and broadcasters so we can better serve and entertain our audience."
Allie hosted the late night show "LEAD OFF" on CBS Sports Network and is a regular correspondent for the CBS Sports Saturday morning show "GAME CHANGERS."
Allie worked as a sideline reporter for NBATV during the NBA summer league.
She was honored to be a sideline reporter at the 2014 AFC Divisional Playoff as well as halftime host and reporter for this year's Sun Bowl game.
Allie also was part of CBS Sports Network's NFL studio show, "THAT OTHER PREGAME SHOW," for the 2013-2014 season.
Allie worked as a broadcast sports anchor and reporter for the Cleveland, Ohio FOX Affiliate WJW. She won a 2011 Emmy award for anchoring FOX 8's "Friday Night Touchdown" high school football show. Allie is a journalism graduate from the Honors Tutorial College at Ohio University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude.
In addition, she was a member of OU's women's basketball team. She 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, the Vermilion native won the title of Miss Ohio Teen USA and became the first to represent the great state of Ohio as Miss Teen USA.
Her enthusiasm for sports runs in the family. Allie's father, Wade, played in two Stagg Bowls for the Wittenberg Tigers. Her mother, Lesa, was a tennis player and cheerleader at Kent State University. Her brother, Jack, was a linebacker for the Mount Union Purple Raiders and her sister, AuBree, was a four-sport standout at Vermilion High School.