CBS Sports Network Announces Co-Host of Doug Gottlieb's Late Night Show

CBS Sports Network’s late night show, Lead Off, to be hosted by Doug Gottlieb now will have a co-host. Allie LaForce steps to the big time from Cleveland to become Gottlieb’s co-hort on the show.

CBS Sports Network previously announced Lead Off as a vehicle for Gottlieb as part of luring him from ESPN. The show will be seen at midnight ET and will begin next Monday.

Here’s the press release from CBS Sports Network.

CBS SPORTS NETWORK’S NEW LATE NIGHT SHOW “LEAD OFF” DEBUTS MONDAY, OCTOBER 22

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ALLIE LaFORCE TO CO-HOST “LEAD OFF” WITH DOUG GOTTLIEB

CBS Sports Network’s new live, late night show, LEAD OFF, which will air weekdays from 12:00-1:00 AM, ET, debuts Monday, Oct. 22.  The show has added Allie LaForce as co-host, teaming with Doug Gottlieb. LEAD OFF will feature commentary and debate on the top stories and news with a focus on the next day’s conversation.

Gottlieb and LaForce will lead off together this week as contributors on ROME, which airs on CBS Sports Network from 6:00-6:30 PM, ET.

LaForce previously worked for Fox 8 News in Cleveland, Ohio as a sports anchor, as well as a color analyst and sideline reporter for the regional sports network SportsTime Ohio.  She also has been a studio host covering the Mid-American Conference and various high school championships.

LaForce graduated magna cum laude from Ohio University’s Honors Tutorial College with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. She was a member of the Ohio University women’s basketball team for two years, before leaving to start her broadcasting career. In 2005, LaForce was named Miss Teen USA, the first winner from the state of Ohio.

LEAD OFF will provide perspective on the sports news of the day, advancing the storylines fans will be discussing in the morning.  The show will serve as the first opportunity for sports fans to discuss and debate, ‘What’s next?’, while featuring a mix of live guests, highlights, energetic debate and commentary from Gottlieb, LaForce and others, reacting to the biggest stories and events of the day, with a targeted focus on the hot topics and tomorrow’s headlines.

LEAD OFF will be produced by dick clark productions, and originate from CBS Sports Network’s Orange County, California-based studio.

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