Free Bonnie B! Radio Jacks Original Sideline Hottie

I’ve always been a fan of Bonnie Bernstein. To my knowledge, she was the original hottie sideline reporter, pre-dating Melissa Stark and Erin Andrews. And she’s aged well. Beautiful lady.

Bonnie Bernstein

(Bonnie B.: What hath thou forsaken thee?)

So it saddened me last year when she stopped doing sideline game reporting to become a fill-in studio host at ESPN on shows like NFL Live, Outside the Lines, Jim Rome is Burning, First Take and College Football Live. The move was in part due to a serious bout of deep vein thrombosis, as chronicled by USA TODAY in 2007.

Now, thanks to Neil Best at NEWSDAY, come to find out she’s left TV altogether for a radio gig at ESPN 1050 in New York. As you know, I have nothing against radio, it was my life for 16 years - and 1050 is certainly a legit station in the biggest market. But based on her role at the station, I’m a little dubious of the move.

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