Meet Laura Okmin, a sports anchor who became more popular when she reported from the sidelines of the 2008 Fiesta Bowl. See her biography and photos here.
Tonight’s Fiesta Bowl had a new sideline reporter: Laura Okmin.
As a biogrpahy, Laura Okmin’s birthday is on July 10.
She received her bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Kansas where she was an honors student. Okmin began working in sports right away, becoming a field producer for ESPN in 1993. From there she worked at several local stations producing the sports segments in Montgomery, Alabama; Chattanooga, Tennessee; and Chicago, Illinois. In 1996, Okmin joined CNN/Sports Illustrated working the midwest region from Chicago.
In 2003, Okmin began appearing on the show “Totally Football” where she still works.
On January 2, 2008, Laura appeared as the sideline reporter for the Fiesta Bowl between West Virginia and Oklahoma. And the fans thought she was looking good. Although some think she’s got big hair. Last year she handled the Orange Bowl in Miami.
Okmin has also hosted “Home Field Advantage”, a show that tries to find American community youth sports facilities in states of extreme disrepair, and then remakes them into “top-notch” sports centers for kids in need.
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