Julie Alexandria to be Padres new sideline reporter

Fox Sports San Diego announced earlier today, that Julie Alexandria will be taking over as the San Diego Padres sideline reporter for the 2016 season. She replaces Kris Budden, who spent the previous two seasons in that role.

Dick Enberg, Mark Grant, Mike Pomeranz and Mark Sweeney, will all be returning to their previous roles, while former Red Sox announcer Don Orsillo will be joining the broadcast team in an unknown capacity.

This will be Alexandria’s 3rd MLB team that she has worked for, after the New York Mets and Washington Nationals.

She’s from the Orange County, is a huge Star Wars nerd AND does a mean Christopher Walken impression.

Here’s to many Gatorade/Powerade baths in 2016! Welcome to San Diego Julie!

Here’s the full press release:

San Diego – FOX Sports San Diego (FSSD) today welcomes Julie Alexandria to their distinguished team of broadcast talent as Sideline Reporter for the upcoming 2016 San Diego Padres season.

Alexandria is an accomplished sports and entertainment host/reporter who most recently covered the 2015 US Open Tennis Championships and worked as an on-air host for OK! TV, a nationally syndicated talk show. Originally from Orange County, California, she began her sports reporting career hosting Mets Weekly for SportsNet New York.

Alexandria has since served as sideline reporter for MASN covering the Washington Nationals, worked college football sidelines for FOX and hosted the weekly College Football road show “Tailgate 48” for the Big Ten Network. On the entertainment side, she worked on shows for MTV, performed as backstage correspondent for the Miss USA Pageant and serves as a voice over artist for various TV and radio campaigns, video games and animated series.

 Alexandria will be joining FOX Sports San Diego’s veteran team of on-air talent, which includes Hall of Fame broadcaster and 2015 Ford C. Frick Award winner Dick Enberg, former Padres pitcher and current color analyst Mark Grant, former Red Sox play-by-play announcer and future Padres broadcaster Don Orsillo as well as Padres Live host, Mike Pomeranz and analyst Mark Sweeney.

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  • ballybunion

    Why is there such turnover in the Padres’ female sideline reporter’s job? Is it because there’s no sideline in baseball? Or is FSSD using the Padres as a minor league stop for on-air personnel? Julie’s resume doesn’t look like one belonging to a reporter being sent down for more seasoning, so it must be some other reason. But what? What is FSSD up to?