Current Employer: Total College Sports Past Experience: Fox Sports Arizona Twitter ID: @Amanda Pflugrad Twitter Followers: Approaching 5,000Did You Know: Amanda Pflugrad has been working in broadcasting for the last several years.But since she's mostly been working in regional markets, she is probably most recognizable from her days as one of the University of Oregon's most beautiful cheerleaders.As a Braves season ticket holder and local business owner, Fitzpatrick's husband is excited about the move as well."I'm so proud of Kristina and all her accomplishments, and this new opportunity is great news for our family," said John Fitzpatrick, CEO and President of Atlanta-based automotive marketing firm Force Marketing.I think I speak for a lot of people when I say good for you, Matt Barnaby — you found yourself an attractive girl who actually likes and is knowledgeable about sports. She earned recognition as an actor appearing in melodramas such as Stairway to Heaven and Tree of Heaven.A couple readers noticed her on the sideline for BC-Providence game Tuesday and it didn’t take long before the web was smitten. She shares one thing in common with Erin Andrews – they both were dancers at the University of Florida.Perhaps Akra will unseat Andrews in the Playboy’s Sexiest Sportscaster contest this year?
And they probably aren't clicking over to ESPN to see which of its statuesque blondes is co-anchoring the latest edition of It's the same reason nobody tunes in to see Phil Simms or Joe Buck blather on during their live game broadcasts—except that many of the women in the broadcast media are a welcome addition to the sports world rather than a plague on it."It's a fantastic career opportunity with a great baseball franchise, and I'm looking forward to getting back to Atlanta and working with the Fox Sports South/Sport South team again." Most recently, Fitzpatrick resided in New York City, where she was a host/reporter for the MLB Network for the past two seasons.On the MLB Network, she appeared on baseball talk shows "High Heat with Christopher Russo" and "MLB Now." Prior to that, she worked as a reporter for the mid-atlantic sports network broadcast team covering the Washington Nationals.ABOUT KRISTINA FITZPATRICK Kristina Fitzpatrick, née Kristina Akra, is a seasoned host and sports reporter who has co-hosted MLB Now, HIGH HEAT with Christopher Russo, and has appeared across MLB Network programming.Kristina Akra: She’s a sideline reporter who’s about to blow up at Fox Sports.