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who Is...Lisa Guerrero
March 11, 2002
Where you've seen herAs the update anchor on Fox Sports Net's The Best Damn Sports Show Period. She also does news reports on the network throughout the day.
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March 11, 2002

Who Is...lisa Guerrero

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Where you've seen her
As the update anchor on Fox Sports Net's The Best Damn Sports Show Period. She also does news reports on the network throughout the day.

Why you've paid attention
In her four years as a sports journalist, Guerrero has had her share of miniscoops, including a sit-down interview with Shaquille O'Neal last year after he'd declared he was boycotting the media. But Guerrero's picture-perfect looks have also drawn attention—and not all of it good. Two weeks ago FoxSports.com put up a sultry photo of Guerrero posing braless with her shirt unbuttoned. The cheesecake shot had many female journalists up in arms. "It's frustrating," said Paola Boivin, president of the Association for Women in Sports Media. "Until there's a level playing field this hurts female sports journalists." USA Today columnist Christine Brennan agreed: "It plays to the oldest stereotype, that women can't be appealing with their brain, only with their body. How does an athlete take you seriously after you pose like that?" Yet Guerrero, 37, remains unbowed: "I didn't get the memo telling me to wear blue suits and not to smile too much. The image on the website doesn't diminish my ability as a sportscaster. It's just one facet of who I am."

R�sum�
After four seasons as a Los Angeles Rams cheerleader, Guerrero got her break in 1998 as an actress on the NBC soap Sunset Beach. That same year she was hired to be a weekend sports reporter for KCBS in L.A. Guerrero juggled both gigs for a short period before giving up acting and moving to Fox.

Credo
"I understand that the sports establishment is having a hard time categorizing me. I refuse to be categorized."

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