Our colleague Jerry Barmash at FishbowlNY has the scoop today on the latest broadcast name to hitch a ride with the Los Angeles Lakers. Beginning October 1, former NBC Southern California and WNYW Channel 5 sports reporter Andy Adler (pictured) will anchor LA Lakers coverage on Time Warner Cable’s SportsNet as that network’s in-studio game broadcast host.
And because Adler is fluent in Spanish, she will – get this – be switching back and forth during Lakers game days to also anchor Spanish-language coverage on Time Warner Cable Deportes. From Barmash’s report:
Making this project extra special for Adler is the chance to speak Spanish to viewers on a local station dedicated to sports. “Nothing like that has really ever been done,” Adler admits. “It’s just cool.”