PGA Tour fans may already be familiar with CBS Sports' Amanda Balionis. Now, she's set to join the network's college football team.
CBS put out announcement about its college football broadcast teams this morning. Balionis is listed as a "key addition" to the network, along with Danny Kanell, Kevin Carter, and Ross Tucker.
From CBS Sports' announcement:
The announcement is highlighted by the addition of game analysts Danny Kanell, a current CBS Sports HQ analyst and former Florida State quarterback, and Ross Tucker, who starred at Princeton University. Kevin Carter, who was an All-American defensive end with Florida, will join CBS Sports Network as an in-studio analyst. Amanda Balionis, who currently serves as a reporter for CBS’ PGA Tour coverage, also joins the network as a sideline reporter for select games throughout the season. Carter Blackburn and Aaron Taylor return as CBS Sports Network’s lead college football play-by-play and analyst team for their fifth consecutive season, with John Schriffen joining as lead sideline reporter for 2018.
Balionis will serve on the team with Rich Walz and former Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray. Cassie McKinney will also do sideline work with that team this season.
Amanda Balionis just worked an extremely exciting PGA Championship.
According to her CBS Sports bio, she is a Pittsburgh native, and attended Hofstra University on Long Island. She is an avid golfer herself, as well as a yoga instructor. She also works with the charity "K9 for Warriors," which helps train dogs to become service animals for veterans.
Balionis also serves as a reporter for Callaway Golf, and previously worked for MSG Network and the PGA.