Lyndsay Petruny

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Lyndsay Petruny
BornLyndsay Petruny
(1986-02-27) February 27, 1986 (age 28)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
NationalityAmerican
Alma materKent State University
OccupationSports anchor, Sideline reporter Sports producer, Television host
Years active2009 – Present
ParentsJoseph and Karen Petruny
Website
www.lyndsaypetruny.com
 
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Lyndsay Petruny
BornLyndsay Petruny
(1986-02-27) February 27, 1986 (age 28)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
NationalityAmerican
Alma materKent State University
OccupationSports anchor, Sideline reporter Sports producer, Television host
Years active2009 – Present
ParentsJoseph and Karen Petruny
Website
www.lyndsaypetruny.com

Lyndsay Petruny (born February 27, 1986) is an American sports anchor, sideline reporter, sports producer, and television host. She currently co-hosts Inside the Bears and reports for Bears Gameday Live on FOX Chicago.[1][2][3] She is also the Chicago Bears' sideline reporter.[2] Petruny previously worked for FOX Sports Network, Big Ten Network, CBS Pittsburgh, The CW Pittsburgh, Comcast SportsNet, CBS Boston, and Kraft Sports Productions, the in-house production company for the New England Patriots.[4][5][6]

Background[edit]

Petruny was born on February 27, 1986 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States to parents of school teachers, Joseph and Karen Petruny.

She attended college at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio in 2004. She graduated in 2008 with a degree in Broadcast journalism.[4][7] Before her graduation, she produced and hosted programs aired by Kent State University's TV2, reaching 25,000 residents on Time Warner Cable. Petruny co-hosted NewsOhio, a weekly civics show, on WVIZ-TV while still in college. She also worked for FOX Sports Network as an intern at both the assignment desk and in the highlights department for FOX Sports Network’s nightly show, the Final Score.[8][9][10]

Career[edit]

In 2009, Petruny entered the mainstream sports media when she served as a Penn State football correspondent for Big Ten Tonight on Big Ten Network. In the same year, she co-hosted a weekly sports talk show called Steelers Saturday Night together with Bob Pompeani, Ellis Cannon, and Pete Gonzalez on Pittsburgh’s CW.[11] She was also involved in production at CBS Pittsburgh, for the Subway Nightly Sports Call.[8]

In 2010, Petruny joined the daily sports webcast of Patriots Today, a program produced by Kraft Sports Productions, as a reporter. The show gives fans a daily in-depth look at the New England Patriots and also provides features, reports, commentary, and all the latest news on the team.[12][13] Later, she hosted Patriots This Week on Comcast SportsNet New England, a weekly show giving a thorough recap of each week’s news and developments featuring debriefs together with Scott Zolak. She served as a reporter for Patriots All Access, an Emmy award-winning weekly show aired on CBS Boston.[14] She also hosted Totally Patriots, a youth-oriented football show also aired on CBS Boston.[5]

In August 2013, Petruny began sideline reporting for the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field.[15] She provides injury updates, stats, scores and highlights from games around the NFL, and interviews with players and coaches live from the field or outside the locker room.[16] She co-hosts a year-round magazine show, Inside the Bears on FOX Chicago with Anthony Adams, former American football defensive tackle of the Chicago Bears.[1][2] In addition, Petruny will be reporting for Bears Gameday Live on the same network.[3]

Petruny also has public relations, social media, and website building experience and has worked for a digital marketing company in San Diego, California. She has done modeling work and completed projects for companies such as Dick's Sporting Goods, Fisher-Price, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and the Pennsylvania Lottery.[8] Petruny has event planning and marketing experience, previously working as a logistics coordinator for Dream Careers Inc. in Los Angeles, California.[8]

Recognitions[edit]

Petruny was selected as Homecoming Queen at Kent State University in 2007.[17]

She was named by Heavy, an entertainment website, as one of the "20 Hottest Sports Reporters."[18] She was selected by the Bleacher Report, an American digital sports media network, as one of the "50 Hottest Brunettes in Sports," as one of "The 40 Hottest College Football Reporters," and as one of "The Loveliest Ladies of Media Day at Super Bowl 2012."[19][20][21] She was also predicted to become the next Erin Andrews by the Bleacher Report.[22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Anthony Adams returns to host Bears TV show". Chicago Bears. August 15, 2013. Retrieved August 22, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "Bears' new sideline reporter will be broadcast over PA system". Crain's Chicago Business. Retrieved August 22, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Bears Gameday Live". Chicago Bears. Retrieved August 28, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "About Lyndsay Petruny". Lyndsay Petruny. Retrieved January 24, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b Russell Goldman (October 1, 2011). "Q & A With Lyndsay Petruny Of ‘Patriots Today’". Pats Fans. Retrieved January 25, 2013. 
  6. ^ "New England Patriots Team Page". National Football League. Retrieved January 25, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Rising young sportscaster Lyndsay Petruny guests on Ellis Cannon Sports Media virtual class". PA Cyber Charter School. February 1, 2011. Retrieved January 25, 2013. 
  8. ^ a b c d "Lyndsay Petruny Resume". Lyndsay Petruny. Retrieved January 25, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Kent State and FoxSport’s Lyndsay Petruny". Sideline Hotties. Retrieved January 25, 2013. 
  10. ^ Ryan Kahn (November 11, 2011). "How Lyndsay Went From Sports Intern to NFL Reporter". Internships.com. Retrieved January 25, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Lyndsay Petruny Biography". Sports Video 24. Retrieved January 25, 2013. 
  12. ^ Russell Goldman (December 11, 2011). "Lyndsay Petruny On Latest Episode Of Patriots Fourth And Two". Pats Fans. Retrieved January 25, 2013. 
  13. ^ Richard Hill. "Patriots Today: The Beautiful Lyndsay Petruny joins the crew!". SB Nation. Retrieved January 25, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Women Of The D.A. Show: Lyndsay Petruny". CBS Sports Radio. CBS Boston. August 8, 2011. Retrieved January 25, 2013. 
  15. ^ "Chicago Bears Team Page". National Football League. Retrieved September 2, 2013. 
  16. ^ Ed Sherman (August 14, 2013). "Fox Sports launches challenge to ESPN". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved August 22, 2013. 
  17. ^ "Homecoming 2007". Kent Wired. October 28, 2007. Retrieved January 25, 2013. 
  18. ^ Joel Stice. "The 20 Hottest Sports Reporters". Heavy. Retrieved January 25, 2013. 
  19. ^ Zack Pumerantz (April 19, 2011). "50 Hottest Brunettes in Sports". Bleacher Report. Retrieved January 25, 2013. 
  20. ^ Zack Pumerantz (January 31, 2012). "Super Bowl 2012: The Loveliest Ladies of Media Day". Bleacher Report. Retrieved January 25, 2013. 
  21. ^ Thomas D. (August 20, 2012). "The 40 Hottest College Football Reporters". Bleacher Report. Retrieved January 25, 2013. 
  22. ^ Timothy Rapp (November 14, 2011). "Predicting the Next Erin Andrews". Bleacher Report. Retrieved January 24, 2013. 

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