Krista Voda

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Krista Voda
Krista Voda 2011.jpg
Krista Voda (with Dick Berggren in foreground) at the 2011 Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte
Born (1974-05-31) May 31, 1974 (age 40)
Clinton, Iowa, US
Nationality United States
Alma mater University of Northern Iowa
Occupation TV announcer, sports reporter
Years active 2003–present
Known for NASCAR on NBC host
Spouse(s) Phillip Kelley (m. 2010)
Website
www.kristavoda.com

Krista Voda (born May 31, 1974) is an American sportscaster[1] who covers auto racing. Voda was a pit reporter for NASCAR on Fox and was the host of The Setup, the pre-race show for coverage of the Camping World Truck Series, as well as Trackside on Fox Sports 1 (formerly Speed Channel). She also was a fill-in sideline reporter for the NFL on Fox.

Voda was born and raised in Clinton, Iowa and attended the University of Northern Iowa. In high school, she lettered in volleyball, basketball, and track and field.

Voda began as a NASCAR broadcaster in 2003 as co-anchor of Totally NASCAR on Fox Sports Net. She was also co-host on NASCAR Nation when that show aired on Speed Channel. Before moving to FSN, she worked for various local television stations in Iowa and Kentucky, including WLEX, the NBC affiliate in Lexington. Among her first radio jobs was working the night shift at KROS AM/FM in her hometown of Clinton, Iowa.[2]

In addition to NASCAR, she has covered college football (including the Cotton Bowl Classic), the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship, the Kentucky Derby, the World Series, the PGA Championship, and the National Football League.[3]

Voda lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and married Phillip "PK" Kelley on January 23, 2010.

On October 29, 2014, Voda was announced to be the pre- and post-race host for NBC Sports' NASCAR coverage, which includes hosting NASCAR America on NBCSN.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Broadcasting & cable. Cahners Pub. Co. June 2002. p. 40. 
  2. ^ Bradeen, Amanda (June 8, 2009). "Krista Voda and Wendy Venturini: A NASCAR Girl's Inspiration". Bleacher Report. Retrieved March 1, 2014. 
  3. ^ Livingstone, Seth (February 28, 2012). "Pit reporter Krista Voda forecasts 12 Chase drivers in 2012". USA Today. Retrieved March 1, 2014. 
  4. ^ "NBC SPORTS ADDS KRISTA VODA TO 2015 LINEUP". NASCAR. October 29, 2014. Retrieved October 29, 2014. 

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