Black Widow to Host ESPY Red Carpet Special


In a big step toward a potential career as a broadcaster and TV personality, billiard superstar Jeanette Lee will co-host the “2006 ESPY Awards Red Carpet Special,” airing at 8 p.m. EST, Sunday, July 16, on the ESPN2 network.

Lee will join ESPN sports anchor Stuart Scott on the proverbial red carpet and greet sports and entertainment luminaries as they enter the annual ESPY Awards, created and aired by sports broadcasting juggernaut ESPN.

“I’m very excited — I’m almost more excited about the gift bag,” 35-year-old Lee joked about the pricy swag showered on ESPY hosts.

Lee has expressed an interest in branching into broadcasting, and she received training for the ESPYs gig from top ESPN on-air coaches. The one-hour “Red Carpet” special “is a really good breakout,” she said, both for her resume and for bringing billiards more toward the mainstream.

The “2006 ESPY Awards” will follow the “Red Carpet Special” on ESPN at 9 p.m. EST.

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