Allie LaForce
Host, Reporter
Allie LaForce joined CBS Sports Network in October 2012 as co-host of the Network’s late night show Lead Off, which airs weekdays from 12:00-1:00 AM, ET. LaForce co-hosts the show with Doug Gottlieb.

Previously, Allie was an anchor and reporter for Fox 8 News in Cleveland, Ohio.  She served as weekend sports anchor and host of the Emmy-Award winning football show, "Friday Night Touchdown."  LaForce also conducted exclusive sit-down interviews with various Cleveland Browns players for"Browns Insider." She also hosted a 30-minute Fox 8 Browns special, "Countdown to Kickoff," leading up to the coveted Pittsburgh rivalry.

Allie also works as a color analyst and sideline reporter for Ohio's regional sports network and flagship station for the Cleveland Indians, Sports Time Ohio. She has been a studio host covering both the Mid-American Conference and the high school football and basketball championships for the network, as well.

What sets Allie apart is her broad and in-depth knowledge and passion for sports and news. Although her primary role is covering sports she is very confident and comfortable reporting news stories as well. She was a lead reporter on the Chardon High School shootings providing live coverage from the victim's hospital. It was a story that made national headlines.

Allie is a journalism graduate from the Honors Tutorial College at Ohio University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude and was a member of the Ohio University Women's Basketball Team for two years before deciding to start her broadcasting career. While in school, Allie landed a position with Nike and served as a Nike Field Reporter for the Midwest. She wrote weekly sports stories and traveled to Nike's headquarters to conduct interviews with their athletes.

At the same time, Allie produced and hosted a 30 minute Ohio University Football Coach's Show, Bobcat Blitz, and wrote an undergraduate thesis titled, "Subtle or Blatant? The Objectification of Women in Sports." One year before graduating early from Ohio University, and while still in school, Allie worked full-time for Fox 8. That opportunity changed the course of Allie's career. Based on her talents, Fox 8 then hired her as a full-time reporter months before graduation.

Her enthusiasm for sports runs in the family. Allie's father, Wade, played in two Stagg Bowls for the Wittenberg Tigers. Her mother, Lesa, was a tennis player and cheerleader at Kent State University. Her brother, Jack, is currently a linebacker for the Mount Union Purple Raiders and her sister, AuBree, is a four-sport standout at Vermilion High School.

Allie is also Miss Teen USA 2005. She won the title live on NBC, and was the first to win the national competition from the state of Ohio. She has since served as the competition show host for the 2011 and 2012 Miss Teen USA competitions.