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Fox replaces Oliver with Andrews on top NFL team

The Associated Press
Published:   |   Updated: July 14, 2014 at 09:42 PM

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LOS ANGELES — Fox Sports says longtime sideline reporter Pam Oliver is being “elevated” to senior correspondent and Erin Andrews will take her place as the sideline reporter for the network’s top NFL broadcast team.

Fox Sports president Eric Shanks says Oliver will continue to work as sideline reporter this season with the announcing team of Kevin Burkhardt and analyst John Lynch.

Oliver’s role will expand to include interviews and commentary on other Fox and Fox Sports 1 shows, such as “Fox Sports Live” and “Fox Sports 1 on 1” and sports beyond the NFL.

Andrews, who grew up in the Tampa Bay area and attended the University of Florida, will take over as the sideline reporter for Fox’s top NFL team of Joe Buck and analyst Troy Aikman.

Oliver has worked 19 seasons as an NFL sideline reporter for Fox. She began in television as a news reporter but made the switch to sports at WTVT-TV in Tampa, where she worked from 1990 to 1993.

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