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10.15.2012

CBS SPORTS NETWORK’S NEW LATE NIGHT SHOW “LEAD OFF” DEBUTS MONDAY, OCT. 22

ALLIE LaFORCE TO CO-HOST “LEAD OFF” WITH DOUG GOTTLIEB

            CBS Sports Network’s new live, late night show, LEAD OFF, which will air weekdays from 12:00-1:00 AM, ET, debuts Monday, Oct. 22.  The show has added Allie LaForce as co-host, teaming with Doug Gottlieb.  LEAD OFF will feature commentary and debate on the top stories and news with a focus on the next day’s conversation.  

Gottlieb and LaForce will lead off together this week as contributors on ROME, which airs on CBS Sports Network from 6:00-6:30 PM, ET.   

            LaForce previously worked for Fox 8 News in Cleveland, Ohio as a sports anchor, as well as a color analyst and sideline reporter for the regional sports network SportsTime Ohio.  She also has been a studio host covering the Mid-American Conference and various high school championships. 

            LaForce graduated magna cum laude from Ohio University’s Honors Tutorial College with a degree in Broadcast Journalism.  She was a member of the Ohio University women’s basketball team for two years, before leaving to start her broadcasting career.  In 2005, LaForce was named Miss Teen USA, the first winner from the state of Ohio. 

LEAD OFF will provide perspective on the sports news of the day, advancing the storylines fans will be discussing in the morning.  The show will serve as the first opportunity for sports fans to discuss and debate what’s next, while featuring a mix of live guests, highlights, energetic debate and commentary from Gottlieb, LaForce and others, reacting to the biggest stories and events of the day, with a targeted focus on the hot topics and tomorrow’s headlines.

LEAD OFF will be produced by dick clark productions, and originate from CBS Sports Network’s Orange County, Calif.-based studio.

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About CBS Sports Network:

CBS Sports Network (CBSSN) is the 24-hour cable home of CBS Sports. The Network covers more than 350 live games annually, showcasing more than 30 men’s and women’s sports, in addition to a variety of studio shows, documentaries and original programs. CBSSN’s live programming is highlighted by college sports and also features professional lacrosse, Professional Bull Riding (PBR), the sports news and commentary show ROME, the weekly studio show NFL Monday QB and the Tim Brando Show. CBS Sports Network is available across the country through local cable, video and telco providers and via satellite on DirecTV Channel 613 and Dish Network Channel 158. For more information, and to access the CBS Sports Network channel finder, go to www.cbssportsnetwork.com.

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