Krista Voda has left NASCAR on Fox to join NBC Sports. The 40 year-old pit reporter was born and raised in Clinton, Iowa and attended the University of Northern Iowa. She just tweeted:
— Krista Voda (@kristavoda) October 29, 2014
NBC Sports Group announced today that Krista Voda has signed a multi-year agreement to serve as host of NBC Sports’ upcoming NASCAR Sprint Cup and XFINITY Series pre- and post-race coverage, beginning in 2015. Her on-air duties will also include regular appearances as host of NASCAR AMERICA on NBCSN, as well as a range of assignments across NBC Sports and NBC Olympics
Krista Voda used to co-anchor Totally NASCAR on Fox Sports Net. She was also co-host on NASCAR Nation when it aired on Speed Channel. Before moving to FSN, she worked for various local television stations in Iowa and Kentucky, including WLEX, the NBC affiliate in Lexington. Among her first radio jobs was working the night shift at KROS AM/FM in her hometown of Clinton, Iowa.
In addition to NASCAR, Krista Voda has covered college football the NCAA Tournament in college basketball, the Kentucky Derby, the World Series, and the PGA Championship. So she’s done a lot of big events.
“This role is a dream opportunity for me and I’m honored to be a part of NBC’s return to NASCAR,” said a prepared statement attributed to Voda.
“We say it often, but it’s true: NASCAR is more than a sport, it’s a community. I’ve been blessed, for many years, to stand alongside colleagues who I also consider dear friends. I’m looking forward to this new chapter and the chance to share my knowledge and enthusiasm for storytelling.”
More Krista Voda pics “for the road”
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