Jamie Little has been involved in sports reporting and announcing since she was 21, cutting her teeth in the racing business in Supercross and Moto in 1999.
Since then, she has steadily climbed the ladder to highest division of racing in the United States.
The 36-year-old California native can not only talk the talk on the track, but can walk the walk as evidenced by her 2008 Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race, where she edged out Craftsman Truck Series champion Mike Skinner.
An athletic 5-foot-10, Little also competed in mountain bike racing, getting 3 Norba National wins in 2003.
A fixture in the NASCAR and IRL pits for years, Little starts a new chapter of her career beginning with this Sprint Cup season.
Here’s what you need to know about Little:
1. Little Is a Pit Reporter For Fox
Little joined Fox last month to serve as a pit reporter for the Sprint Cup and Xfinity Series.
The veteran reporter joins Matt Yocum, Chris Neville and Vince Welch as the network’s stable of Pit Road reporters.
Little came to Fox from ESPN/ABC, where she was also a pit reporter for NASCAR and the Indy Racing League.
2. She Covered More Than Racing at ESPN
Little joined ESPN in 1998 and began covering both the Winter and Summer X Games. She also hosted the Great Outdoor Games in 2004 and 2005.
Other early assignments included squash tournaments and rock climbing on ESPN, Slamball on TNN and the Gravity Games on NBC.
Little admits she loves hosting and being an emcee and says on her website, jamielittle.com:
My dream job would be hosting a show like ABC’s Dancing with the Stars.
3. Little Wrote a Book About Car Maintenance For Women
Using her vast knowledge of cars, Little wrote a book entitled “Essential Car Care For Women.”
Co-written with the Discovery Channel’s “Turbo Expert” Danielle McCormick, the book is a guide aimed for women who don’t know much about car maintenance. You’ll learn how to check your oil, tire pressure and how to care for your automobile, among many other things.
You can buy the book on Amazon here.
And, gentlemen, you can buy it, too.
4. She Is Married With a Son
Little married Cody Selman, a medical implants marketer, in La Jolla, California, in December 2010.
The couple has one son, Carter Wayne Selman, who was born on August 9, 2012. The family lives in Las Vegas, where the two own a Jimmy John’s sandwich shop franchise.
Little is a 2001 graduate of San Diego State with a BA in Journalism.
She got her A.A. Degree in Liberal Arts from Mesa College in 1999.
5. Little Has Appeared in 3 Feature Films
Little has parlayed her top-notch on-screen skills and look into a couple of movie roles.
Little also played an announcer in the 2014 family film At The Top of The Pyramid and starred as herself in a postrace scene in the 2005 flick Supercross the Movie.
She also appeared as a guest judge on an episode of Iron Chef America on the Food Network. The “Symon vs. Kaysen” episode aired in June 2009.