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Holly Sonders to debut as NFL sideline announcer for FOX

September 25, 2015

Holly Sonders will transition from fairways and greens to the gridiron this weekend, as the golf personality makes her debut as a sideline reporter for FOX's National Football League coverage.


Sonders will be on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers-Houston Texans broadcast, alongside Kenny Albert and Daryl Johnston. Laura Omkin, the regular sideline reporter for this team, is off this week. The contest is scheduled to be aired in seven markets, about five percent of the national audience.

Sonders, who worked at the Golf Channel from 2011 to 2014 on shows such as "Morning Drive" and "School of Golf," left for FOX Sports in the summer of 2014 to assist in the network's U.S. Open and USGA coverage, as well as contribute in NFL ventures.