I grew up watching Monday Night Football with Howard Cosell and the other guys with my dad.
I'm looking forward to talking to Bill Parcells, too, and to seeing how that marriage with Jerry Jones goes.
On my morning run, I listen to sports talk radio.
You mean the fact that Tom Arnold would spend more time with the hair and makeup people than I would?
I'm comfortable with my femininity, and I don't try to change what I look like just because I'm reporting on football at the end of the night.
Constantly there's a credibility issue; you're judged on how you look. If you look good, people assume you aren't credible. It's a battle you'll always fight if you're on TV and a female.
In the morning, I reach for the sports page.
We're starting to push the envelope in terms of the expectations, and you can also have your own style, personality and sense of humor, because now we're allowed to.
I know I'll be under a spotlight, I know I'll be under the microscope.
So my dad raised me, and he's a huge football fan.
When I'm anchoring, I miss chasing stories in the field.
In terms of broadcasting, you have to make decisions about where you want to spend your time.
My mom died when I was 8.
Being attractive and being credible can and do go together.
When I found out I got this job, I cried, of course - I'm a girly-girl - and then I called my dad, and he cried, too. On so many levels, this is a thrill for me.
No, one of the great things about my three-year deal is that it's year-round. They've offered me an opportunity to cover a lot of things in the offseason, too.
And that Michael Irvin would care more about his wardrobe than I would?
I love color and I love to dress like a woman.
I'm proud of being Hispanic.
I've always been around dudes and sports.
Theres that initial reticence for some athletes to take you seriously.
There's that initial reticence for some athletes to take you seriously.
So I plan to prepare thoroughly and have several outfits waiting in the wings in case of inclement weather.
And I'm proud of what I do as a professional, too.
I want to know about what makes an athlete tick.
I was so afraid that the athletes wouldn't talk to me because I'm a woman.
I'm not going to relate to an athlete as a peer.
I'm proud of what I look like. I'm proud that I look like my mom.
I've always been the only girl in those environments. It's comfortable for me - I prefer it, actually.
You just have to hope that they'll grant you an interview.