Jill Arrington

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Jill Arrington
Born Tiffany Arrington
(1972-07-27) July 27, 1972 (age 41)
Conyers, Georgia, U.S.
Occupation Reporter
Years active 1994 – present
Children Presley Kate Panaro (2004)
Relatives Dakota Fanning (niece)
Elle Fanning (niece)

Tiffany "Jill" Arrington (born July 27, 1972) is an American sportscaster with Fox Sports. She was previously a sideline reporter on college football for ESPN during the 2004 season.

Career[edit]

After graduating from the University of Miami with a degree in Broadcast Journalism, Arrington began her broadcasting career as a producer for 5 years for a nationally syndicated entertainment show called Main Floor and a year producing for Paramount's Real TV.[1] After that she then entered the sports world as a sideline reporter for FOX Sports covering women's tennis and features for FOX NFL Sunday. She was also the co-host of FOX Sports NFL Under the Helmet for one season. Arrington was the host of the Arena Football League's Pregame Show on TNN as well as the sideline reporter for arena football games for 3 seasons. She then went to CBS Sports as the lead sideline reporter on the Southeastern Conference College Football and US Open Tennis tournament for four years as well as feature reporter on The NFL Today show.

Jill switched to ESPN for a year as the lead college football sideline reporter for primetime games as well as feature reporter on ESPN College Gameday. After taking some time off to raise her daughter, she returned to FOX Sports in 2010 as host of FSN's 'Totally NASCAR', 'College Football Saturday Preview', and 'Verizon NFL Mobile Updates on FOX NFL Sunday,' as well as the host of 'FoxSportsFlash'. Jill currently hosts 'FOX College Football Saturday Preview'.

In 2001, Arrington was voted the sexiest sportscaster by Playboy, and was ranked #48 on the Maxim magazine's Hot 100 Women of 2002,[2] and #70 on the FHMs 100 Sexiest Women of 2003.[3]

Arrington has appeared in endorsements for Zima, Nike, and performed voice-over work for Madden NFL 2005.

Personal life[edit]

Arrington was born in Conyers, Georgia, the daughter of Mary Jane (née Odum) and former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Rick Arrington. She is the aunt of Dakota and Elle Fanning.

Arrington is a 1994 graduate of the University of Miami, where she double majored in journalism and political science and minored in drama. She was a member of the university's tennis team, was selected as the university's Orange Bowl princess and joined Delta Gamma sorority.

Arrington was married to ex-competition diver turned Hollywood talent agent Dean Panaro. The couple have a daughter Presley Kate Panaro, born in 2004. The family live in Beverly Hills, California.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.sportshollywood.com/askarrington.html
  2. ^ "FreeJose.com". Maxim Magazine Hot 100 Women of 2002. Retrieved January 23, 2007. 
  3. ^ "FreeJose.com". FHM 100 Sexiest Women of 2003. Retrieved January 18, 2007.