Liz Halliday joins CBS Sports for American Le Mans Series coverage Liz Halliday will join US network television company CBS Sports at four American Le Mans Series rounds in 2007. The California born dual sportswoman, who is the most successful...
Liz Halliday joins CBS Sports for American Le Mans Series coverage
Liz Halliday will join US network television company CBS Sports at four American Le Mans Series rounds in 2007. The California born dual sportswoman, who is the most successful female driver ever in the ALMS history with 6 class wins, is racing in the European-based Le Mans Series this year, but will return to the US as part of the CBS Sports reporting team for coverage of America's premier sports car racing championship.
Halliday competed in the opening round of the ALMS this March-- the 12 Hours of Sebring -- finishing on the podium in a GT1 Aston Martin DBR9 run by the British outfit Team Modena. She will now take on a new role in the ALMS for 2007 by working for CBS Sports providing analysis, special features and pit lane reports at their four supported venues of Houston (April 20-21), Salt Lake City (May 17-19), Lime Rock (July 6-7) and Mid-Ohio (July 20-22).
Liz, who this weekend will compete in the first 1000km race of the 2007 Le Mans Series at Monza, is understandably thrilled with the news and is looking forward to her duties with the network at the Lone Star Grand Prix of Houston on April 20-21.
She said: "It's a huge opportunity for me and I'm really excited about it! I love working in TV and have always wanted to develop that side of my career. To get an opportunity like this with network TV is awesome - especially when I am fairly new to this type of TV work. I am confident that I can do a good job for them though, and I am looking forward to getting started and to making the most of the experience! I have raced on all of the circuits that I'll be working at, and hopefully that knowledge will help to bring something more to my role with the network. Everyone at CBS Sports has been great so far, and I am just looking forward to getting started now. It will also be great to remain involved with the American Le Mans Series as I have so many friends there and a great relationship with the series."
Tony Petitti, Executive Vice President and Executive Producer of CBS Sports welcomed Liz to the team sating: "Liz's experience on the racing circuit adds an even greater amount of expertise to our broadcast team. We are looking forward to her joining the CBS Sports race team."