Lauren Shehadi has quickly risen in the ranks as a studio host. The 31-year-old is a fixture on MLB Network as both a host and a reporter, appearing on a number of shows on the station.
Since college, she has been in front of the camera, talking sports. Shehadi has also been involved behind-the-scenes.
With MLB Spring Training underway and the regular season just around the corner, get ready to see and hear a lot more of the well-rounded and experienced on-air personality.
Here’s what you need to know about Shehadi:
1. Shehadi Is a Studio Host & Reporter For MLB Network
During the regular season, Shehadi co-hosts The Rundown with Matt Yalloff. The show keeps fans updated on all that’s happening around the league that day. It features highlights and live game look-ins, among other exclusive content.
Shehadi is a regular contributor to Hot Stove, the station’s morning show dedicated to baseball, during the offseason.
She also has been a field reporter for the network’s live-game game coverage.
2. She Has Also Worked at CBS Sports
Before joining MLBN, Shehadi worked as an anchor and reporter for CBSSports.com and CBS Sports Network.
Shehadi hosted the The SEC Tailgate Show and Fantasy Football Today.
She also had her hand in baseball at CBS, serving as a contributor to the 2011 College World Series Home Run Derby.
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3. Shehadi Was a Candidate For Playboy’s Sexiest Sportscaster
In 2009, Shehadi was a candidate for Playboy’s Sexiest Sportscaster contest. Joining her in the competition were Erin Andrews, Bonnie Bernstein, Charissa Thompson, and Molly Sullivan.
The winner that year? Erin Andrews.
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4. She Was an Intern For ‘The Best Damn Sports Show Period’
Shehadi scored an internship on The Best Damn Sports Show Period, a Fox talk-show focusing on sports. It was hosted by Chris Rose and featured former athletes and comedians like John Kruk, Tom Arnold, Deacon Jones and John Salley.
Early in her career, Shehadi was as a sports anchor at KXMC-TV in Minot, North Dakota, and also a producer at SNN-Channel 6 in Sarasota, Florida.
She also spent time at Comcast Sportsnet Washington.
5. Shehadi Graduated From The University of Florida
Shehadi graduated from the University of Florida, where she got her start in the sports media world.
There she hosted an internet web show called Gatorzone.