The announcement that Alanna Rizzo had decided to step down from her role as the Dodgers’ reporter and host. She became a beloved part of the organization and although it was a sad day when he stepped down, she left fans with plenty of memories. While no one can replace her presence during broadcasts, Los Angeles needed to fill the spot.
The Dodgers announced on Friday morning that they have hired Kirsten Watson as as the new reporter and host for SportsNet LA.
The Dodgers today announced the addition of Kirsten Watson to their broadcast team. In her role as a reporter and host, Watson will contribute to the Dodgers’ broadcasts, studio programming and pre- and postgame coverage on both television and radio. pic.twitter.com/DLUnZkYSLG
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) February 12, 2021
Watson is set to contribute to the team’s game broadcasts, studio programming, as well as pregame and postage coverage via television and radio. She’s spent that past two years as a reporter and host for Spectrum SportsNet. There she appeared in pregame and postgame broadcasts for the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Sparks, South Bay Lakers. If that wan’t enough already, she has also co-hosted the Lakeshow studio program and has served as an NFL producer.
She brings a lot of experience in the world of sports which should easily help her transition into the new role. Watson expressed her excitement to take on this new adventure.
“I am excited to continue my passion as a storyteller with the Los Angeles Dodgers. To have the opportunity to be a member of and represent one of the most iconic sports franchises is an honor.”
Watson earned both her bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from Columbia. During her time there, she was awarded the Stuart Scott Internship-Scholarship from the National Association of Black Journalists and ESPN. Welcome to the Dodger family Kirsten Watson!