Allison Williams Biography – Allison Williams Wiki
Allison Williams is an American sports reporter and Journalist. She is a Sideline Reporter for ESPN. Williams joined ESPN in March 2011. She works across a number of college sports, including football and basketball. In 2016, Williams moved from Friday night college football games to the Saturday slot on ABC/ESPN and currently works with play-by-play commentator Bob Wischusen and analyst Dan Orlovsky. She the former host for select pregame/postgame shows for Marlins Live. She did field reporting with play-by-play man Rich Waltz and color commentator Tommy Hutton.
Prior to joining ESPN, Williams was a sideline reporter and pregame host for Fox Sports Florida covering the Florida Panthers hockey team since 2008 and the Florida Marlins baseball team since 2010. During her time with Fox Sports Florida, she has also served as a feature reporter for Miccosukee Sports Rap. From 2006 to 2010 she was a sideline reporter for college football and basketball for CSS. Her role at CSS also included time as the host of Ultimate Fan Experience.
In addition, Williams has served as a reporter on Dolphins GameDay Live for the Miami Dolphins and spent time as an anchor for Sports Radio 560 WQAM. She graduated from the University of Miami in 2006 with a bachelor of science in communications.
Allison Williams ESPN Vaccine
On October 17, 2021, longtime ESPN college football and basketball reporter Allison Williams announced via social media that she intends to leave ESPN rather than comply with parent company Disney’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for all employees.
Williams, who has covered college football and basketball sidelines for ESPN since 2011, announced via Twitter on Sept. 9 that for the first time in 15 years would not be on the sidelines during ESPN’s college football broadcasts because she had declined the COVID-19 vaccine, violating Disney’s mandate that all staffers at live events be vaccinated by the beginning of August, then expanded it to all employees on Oct. 22.
In a five-minute video posted to her Instagram account, Williams explained her decision, stating that she is “so morally and ethically not aligned” with the vaccine mandate as she and her husband are looking to have another child.
Williams cited anecdotal evidence of women experiencing health problems after getting the vaccine as one of the reasons for her decision not to follow the company mandate.
However, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stated on its official website that there is currently no evidence the COVID vaccines cause fertility problems in women and men, and that “the benefits of receiving a COVID-19 vaccine outweigh any known or potential risks of vaccination during pregnancy.”
In a statement to USA Today, ESPN declined to provide any specifics regarding Williams’ situation, saying: “We are going through a thorough review of accommodation requests on a case by case basis, and are granting accommodations consistent with our legal obligations. Our focus is on a safe work environment for everyone.”
“Ultimately, I cannot put a paycheck over principle, and I will not sacrifice something that I believe and hold so strongly to maintain a career,” Williams said in the video.
Allison Williams Age
She was born on January 18, 1984, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States. She grew up in Michigan, United States.
Allison Williams Husband
She is married to Samuel Coutts. They have been married since 2017 and have a child together. She and her husband intend to have another child at some point, the veteran sideline reporter said in an Instagram video.
Allison Williams ESPN Salary
She earns an estimated annual salary of $60 thousand.
Allison Williams Net Worth
She has an estimated net worth of $1 million.
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