You may know the name Allie LaForce, especially if you’re a sports fan. Current a co-host of “Lead Off,” the nightly talk show on the CBS Sports Network, LaForce, only 25, was only a very few years ago a point guard on the Ohio University basketball team.
But her basketball days at Ohio U came after she was Miss Teen USA…after she was the valedictorian of her high school class in Vermilion, Ohio… after she was a model in New York… and after she was a guest star on a soap opera.
And another big thing came along after all those accomplishments: LaForce studied broadcast journalism as a member of the highly selective Honors Tutorial College at Ohio University, an elite group of students with an average SAT score of 1380. Just another pretty face, hardly.
“LaForce graduated in 2011 from the Honors Tutorial College with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism,” according to Ohio U. “She then became a reporter and anchor for Fox 8 in Cleveland….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.
As a sideline reporter during a Colts-Patriot NFL game, “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 learn more about Allie LaForce, check out an interview filmed with her last year on campus at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bwq3U-gpfFw#t=139.