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Erin Andrews replacing Pam Oliver as Fox NFL sideline reporter

Erin Andrews replacing Pam Oliver as No. 1 NFL sideline reporter for Fox, a job Oliver held for nearly two decades.
By Danielle Haynes   |   July 14, 2014 at 7:22 PM  |  Updated July 14, 2014 at 8:09 PM   |   Comments

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ATLANTA, July 14 (UPI) -- Erin Andrews is set to replace Pam Oliver this coming NFL season in the No. 1 sideline reporter position, Oliver told Sports Illustrated.

Oliver will no longer be on the sideline at all, and instead will join the team of Kevin Burkhardt and John Lynch. It will be her last year with Fox.

The upcoming season would have been her 20th as the top sideline reporter with the network.

"To go from the lead crew to no crew was a little shocking," Oliver said. "I said I wanted to do a 20th year [on the sidelines]. I expressed to them that I was not done and had something to offer. Again, I think it was predetermined coming in. Not at that meeting, but two years ago it was determined that no matter what I did or did not do, a change would be made for this year."

Fox Sports President Eric Shanks said the network has made numerous changes with NFL reporters, this being one of them.

"We have made changes to keep our coverage across the board fresh, including the addition of Burkhardt and Lynch -– which has been one of the more exciting pairings we have put together. This is kind of the next move in that evolution," he said.

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