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Kit Hoover
Born July 29, 1970 (1970-07-29) (age 39)
Atlanta, GA

Catherine "Kit" Hoover (born July 29, 1970 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an American Television personality, sportscaster and broadcast journalist she is best known for her 3 year stint at ESPN. She is currently a correspondent for TV Guide, hosts a show on TLC called Real Simple, Real Life, and is the host of Six Flags TV at the multiple Six Flags Theme Parks around the U.S.

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Early life

A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Hoover is a 1992 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she earned a bachelor's degree in journalism. She was a scholarship distance runner at the university.

MTV

Hoover made her television debut as a cast member on the inaugural season of MTV's Road Rules in July 1995 - the precursor for reality television and a hit series that captured five college-age youngsters crisscrossing the country in a Winnebago.

American Journal

Following MTV's Road Rules, Hoover was hired as an entertainment correspondent for American Journal, a nationally syndicated magazine show (1997-'98).

Fox News

Kit joined Fox News in 1999 as a correspondent for Fox Broadcasting Company's newsmagazine FOX Files and also served as a correspondent for such shows as The Pulse and Celebrity Spotlight, the latter of which she also served as a co-host. As she lasted 5 and a half years with Fox News. She also hosted FOX Rules with Kit Hoover.

Before leaving Fox News Channel for ESPN in August 2003, Hoover served as a host, correspondent, and general contributor for several special programs aired on Fox Network and Fox News Channel. She served as one of the network's chief field reporters during its live coverage of the millennium celebration in New York's Times Square, December 31, 1999.

ESPN

Kit Hoover joined ESPN in August 2003 as co-host of ESPN2's innovative live morning show - Cold Pizza. Hoover, who conducted live interviews, presents features and highlights on the daily weekday two-hour program (7-9 a.m. ET), joined Cold Pizza for its launch on August 26, 2003.

Kit also became a judge on ESPN's reality contest Dream Job. As she made her debut on Cold Pizza on August 26, 2003 and on Dream Job on February 1, 2004.

In addition to her duties on both Dream Job and Cold Pizza, she also became the lead Feature and Field Reporter for the Tennis events in January 2004-July 2006 as those were the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the French Open. Her role on the Tennis events was to be focusing on topics off the court and around Australia, Paris, and London as a Feature Reporter and for the Field Reporting is to give the breaking news while the Tennis match is going on and to interview the winner. She made her debut on the Tennis team on January 19, 2004.

Her lack of a sporting background, judging abilities, performance, tennis interviews and credibility were heavily criticized by many sports, tennis and entertainment writers. Kit covered for Cold Pizza some of the big events such as the 2004 Summer Olympics, the 2004 Super Bowl, the 2005 Super Bowl, the 2004 NBA Finals, the 2003 World Series, and the 2004 World Series.

In March 2005, she, along with Cold Pizza co-host Thea Andrews, were replaced by Dana Jacobson. The reasoning was that the show began cutting both the airtime of Thea and Kit Hoover. In an attempt to become more sports-oriented rather than a blend of sports, pop culture, and entertainment.

Since then, Kit continued her role for ESPN and continued her role on Dream Job and the Tennis matches. Dream Job was cancelled on June 1, 2006 after 2 years.

After failing to agree on a new role for her, Hoover left ESPN in September 2006.

TV Guide

On October 15, 2006, Kit Hoover joined the TV Guide Channel as a correspondent as she left in July 2008.

Six Flags TV

On July 27, 2008, Kit Hoover hosts Six Flags TV at the multiple Six Flags Theme Parks around the U.S.

TLC

A busy, working mother and a seasoned TV personality, Kit is currently guiding her dream team of experts and the real women featured on the show through comprehensive lifestyle makeovers. On October 17, 2008- Kit joined "Real Simple, Real LIfe"- a reality show based on the magazine Real Simple. She is the host.

Personal life

Kit currently lives in Connecticut with three children and is married to producer Crowley Sullivan

Kit has also appeared frequently as a guest host on The View.

References

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