Checking in with new Rays TV reporter Alex Corddry
Alex Corddry has been hired by Fox Sports Sun to be the new in-game reporter for Rays TV broadcast. A native of Maryland and graduate of the University of Alabama, Corddry, 28, has worked in Birmingham (for the CBS affiliate), Washington, D.C. (on the Redskins website), in Boston (for the NBC affiliate) and most recently doing college football for ESPN.
The Times asked, and she answered three questions about her new assignment, for which she will make her debut March 12:
1. What are your thoughts on getting the job?
I'm extremely excited to join the Fox Sports Sun team and can't wait to work with Dewayne Staats and Brian Anderson this season. I look forward to bringing my passion and enthusiasm to the game of baseball each and every broadcast. I'm very grateful to Mr. Sternberg and to the Tampa Bay Rays for this amazing opportunity!
2. How eager are you for a fulltime baseball gig?
Over the last few months I have been a sideline reporter covering college football for ESPN and the SEC Network. There's nothing like the rush of live television from stadiums and ballparks; I feel at home there. Working for the NBC affiliate in Boston for three years opened to door to covering MLB. I'm excited to bring that experience to St. Petersburg. I'm absolutely thrilled to join Fox Sports' on-air lineup. Baseball is passion of mine and I can't wait to get started!
3. How excited are you to join what is kind of your family business?
This is going to sound so corny, I remember saying it during my interview and being kind of embarrassed, but it's true to our family ... You know the old expression, "Diamonds are a girl's best friend?" Well in our case, it's baseball diamonds! Baseball literally runs in my blood. My dad was a left-handed pitcher in the Red Sox organization (1969-72) and two years ago he was inducted in to the Cape Cod League Hall of Fame. He's been my biggest teacher and has given me many wonderful insights into the game over the years. I'm lucky that I can go to him for advice and help. Not to mention, I have a solid left arm thanks to him!