TBS Scores Alyssa Milano for Online MLB Postseason Reporting Role
exclusive home of the MLB Division Series and National League Championship
Series (NLCS), announced that Alyssa Milano will serve as an online
personality for the network’s new baseball broadband channel, TBS Hot Corner on
MLB.com. Milano, whose extensive acting career has included television
roles on Charmed,
and Who’s the Boss? and was recently added as a reoccurring character on My
Name is Earl, will be featured regularly on the channel providing reports and
special features from ballparks across the country. A longtime LA Dodgers
fan and season-ticket holder, Milano is a baseball enthusiast who currently
pens the Touch ‘Em All blog on MLB.com, the official website of Major League
Baseball, at http://alyssa.mlblogs.com.
The blog, which has attracted nearly 400,000 unique visitors in its first
season, was cited as one of the top celebrity blogs by Entertainment Weekly.
Additionally, in 2007 she launched the clothing line Touch, specializing in
women’s MLB apparel. Her latest film, Pathology, will be released by MGM
in late November.
is a dream job,” said Milano. “I am looking forward to bringing baseball fans a
unique, insiders perspective on the game we love and I’m appreciative to TBS
and MLB.com for this amazing opportunity.”
17, Milano will contribute regular reports and features from MLB parks as teams
battle it out for postseason contention. From interviews with players,
coaches and fans, to features on calorie counting at the park and the best in
baseball attire, Milano will serve as the hands-on roving reporter giving fans
the inside-the-stadium scoop from a mix of American and National League
ballparks. Photos available upon request.
Milano has been a popular figure in the world of entertainment for a number of
years and we’re excited to pair her star power with her passion for baseball to
give fans an insiders look at the MLB postseason,” said Jeff Ogan, Turner
Sports senior director of production. “In her role on TBS Hot Corner
she’ll take fans behind-the-scenes from the clubhouse to the concession stands,
offering entertaining reports on all things baseball like only she can.”
addition to the on-demand daily news reports and live webcasts found on TBS Hot
Corner, beginning Oct. 3 the channel will also feature multiple streams of exclusive
coverage from MLB match-ups carried on TBS, including a unique “Dugout Cam”
that will give fans a birds-eye view inside both team dugouts during each
game. Additional on-field cameras will be announced upon the Oct. 3rd
launch. TBS Hot Corner launched exclusively on MLB.com on Sept. 10 and
joins other Turner Sports new media properties, including NASCAR.com, PGATour.com,
PGA.com and TNT OverTime on NBA.com.
television announcers, who include baseball Hall of Famers Cal Ripken Jr. (studio
analyst) and Tony Gwynn (game analyst), two-time Emmy award-winning host Ernie
Johnson, and Chip Caray (play-by-play), will also contribute regular features
to the channel. The studio show featuring Ripken and Johnson will be available
on-demand on TBS Hot Corner following the live telecasts. TBS begins
coverage of the Division Series on Wed., Oct. 3.