Jill Arrington

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Jill Arrington
Born
Tiffany Arrington

(1972-07-27) July 27, 1972 (age 47)
ResidenceBeverly Hills, California
OccupationSportscaster, TV host
Years active1994–present
Spouse(s)
Dean Panaro
(m. 2001; div. 2014)
Children1
RelativesDakota Fanning (niece)
Elle Fanning (niece)

Tiffany "Jill" Arrington (born July 27, 1972) is an American sportscaster and reporter. She previously was a sports anchor at KCBS-TV and KCAL 9 in Los Angeles for three years. Before that, she was in the same position at Fox Sports 1 and Fox SportsNet for five years, after being a sideline reporter on college football for ESPN during the 2004 college football 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 five years for a nationally syndicated entertainment show called Main Floor and a year producing for Paramount's Real TV.[1] 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 three 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.

Arrington switched to ESPN for a year as the lead college football sideline reporter for primetime gamesand feature reporter on ESPN College Gameday. After taking some time off to raise her daughter, she returned to FOX Sports in 2010 as the host of FSN's Totally NASCAR, College Football Saturday Preview, Verizon NFL Mobile Updates on FOX NFL Sunday, FoxSportsFlash, and NFL Online OT. She was a sports anchor for FoxSports1's 3 Things to Know live sports news updates for two years, as well as co-host and feature reporter for FS1's America's Pregame. She was also a sports anchor in Los Angeles for the duopoly of ′′KCBS-TV′′/′′KCAL-TV′′.[citation needed]

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

Arrington has appeared in endorsements for Zima and Nike, and has 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. They have a daughter, Presley Kate Panaro, born in 2004.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.sportshollywood.com/askarrington.html
  2. ^ "FreeJose.com". Maxim Magazine Hot 100 Women of 2002. Archived from the original on February 23, 2007. Retrieved January 23, 2007.
  3. ^ "FreeJose.com". FHM 100 Sexiest Women of 2003. Archived from the original on February 28, 2007. Retrieved January 18, 2007.