Always leading the action when it comes to local and national sports, Allie LaForce tackles any challenge head on.
Allie is currently co-host of "LEAD OFF." It's a live show seen weekdays on the CBS Sports Network from 12:00-1:00AM ET. The show includes commentary and debate on top stories.
LaForce 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.
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, Allie won the title of Miss Ohio Teen USA and became the first to represent the great state of Ohio as Miss Teen USA.
After a year of traveling and public speaking, Allie went on to study journalism at Ohio University. After two years as a member of the women's basketball team, Allie landed a position with Nike as a field reporter for the Midwest while working as a producer and host for the Ohio University Football Coach's Show "Bobcat Blitz."
She is an avid high school sports fan as well. The Vermilion, Ohio native was a reporter for Emmy-Award winning high school football show "Gridiron Glory," and has been attending the Ohio basketball state championships since she was eight years old.
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, is currently a linebacker for the Mount Union Purple Raiders and her sister, AuBree, is a four-sport standout at Vermilion High School.