Allie LaForce is a reporter for CBS Sports and CBS Sports Network. She joined the Network in October 2012 as a cohost for the nightly sports show "Leadoff" and as a reporter for the Network’s coverage of college basketball and football. LaForce was named CBS Sports’ lead college football reporter in 2014, teaming with Verne Lundquist and Gary Danielson for the “SEC Game of the Week” each Saturday. She also serves as a host and panelist on CBS Sports Network’s WE NEED TO TALK, the first-ever nationally televised all-female sports show. LaForce serves as a college basketball reporter for regular season games on CBS Sports and CBS Sports Network, including the NCAA® Division I Men’s Basketball Championship since 2013. In January 2016, she began calling women’s college basketball games on CBS Sports Network as an analyst.
In addition to her work with CBS Sports, LaForce also serves as a sideline reporter for the NBA on TNT.
LaForce began her broadcasting career as a women’s college basketball analyst for Ohio University’s flagship radio station, WOUB-FM. From 2010-11, she served as a sideline reporter at SportsTime Ohio for the Mid-American Conference (MAC) football season and men’s basketball tournament, as well as the 2011 OHSAA basketball championships.
LaForce also served as an analyst for SportsTime Ohio’s coverage of high school basketball.Prior to joining CBS Sports, LaForce was an anchor and reporter for Fox 8 News in Cleveland, Ohio, where she served as a sports anchor and host of the Emmy Award-winning football show, “Friday Night Touchdown.”
LaForce graduated magna cum laude from the Ohio University Honors Tutorial College where she also was a member of the women’s basketball team for two years.LaForce and her husband, Joe Smith, currently reside in their home state Ohio.
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