Aly Wagner and JP Dellacamera will be FOX Sports’ lead announcing team at the Women’s World Cup this summer. (Photo courtesy of FOX Sports)
FOX Sports unveiled its Women’s World Cup broadcasting team Thursday.
The team includes veteran announcer JP Dellacamera and analyst Aly Wagner, among others.
“Our world-class broadcast team for the FIFA Women’s World Cup™ brings sharp insight and bold personality to our studio and match coverage,” said David Neal, Fox executive producer of the World Cup and vice president of production. “We assembled some of the most trusted, experienced players and global voices in soccer for in-depth analysis and storytelling to enhance the viewer experience.”
Four years after its 2015 Women’s World Cup presentation, FOX Sports brings back a core group of broadcasters for this summer’s tournament. The FOX Sports studio team is led by these former internationals:
Heather O’Reilly – Two-time world champion makes her tournament debut as a studio analyst
Christie Pearce Rampone – Two-time world champion and longest serving captain of the U.S. women’s national team
Alexi Lalas – Former U.S. international, one-time MLS player, U.S. Soccer Hall of Famer
Ariane Hingst – Two-time world champion with Germany
Kelly Smith – England’s all-time leading women’s goal-scorer
Karina LeBlanc – Concacaf head of women’s football and Women’s World Cup veteran
Kate Gill – Australian women’s Asian Cup champion
Leslie Osborne – Former U.S. women’s national team defender
Eniola Aluko – England striker and FA Cup champion with Chelsea
Rounding out the studio lineup are FIFA Women’s World Cup Today and FIFA Women’s World Cup Live lead host Rob Stone; Fox Soccer host Kate Abdo; and Jenny Taft, who serves as co-host and correspondent-at-large for the month-long tournament.
Besides Dellacamera and Wagner, four additional broadcast teams are on the call for the presentation:
Derek Rae calls his 11th World Cup™ and is joined by former U.S. WNT defender Danielle Slaton
Play-by-play announcer Jenn Hildreth is on the call alongside Minnesota United analyst Kyndra de St. Aubin
Glenn Davis will call his seventh World Cup alongside World Cup veteran and two-time Olympic gold medalist Angela Hucles
Multi-sport play-by-play announcer Lisa Byington calls action alongside Cat Whitehill, who led the U.S. USWNT in minutes played at the 2007 Women’s World Cup
Reporter Alex Curry is embedded with the U.S. WNT, providing in-depth reports, breaking news and features on the squad throughout the tournament. Sports Illustrated’s Grant Wahl serves as a reporter-at-large and FIFA referee Christina Unkel weighs in as rules analyst.
From Friday, June 7, through Sunday, July 7, FOX Sports offers unprecedented studio coverage live from Paris’ Place du Trocadéro on its television and digital platforms. All 52 matches will air live, including 22 on broadcast television – more than any FIFA Women’s World Cup™ ever – and 27 on FS1.