Julie Alexandria is MASN’s new Nats sideline reporter

julie-alexandria-2MASN has hired Julie Alexandria to serve as its sideline reporter for Nats coverage, a source confirmed to James Wagner. The hire was first reported by MASNsports.com’s Dan Kolko.

Alexandria has worked in both sports and entertainment broadcasting, hosting programs for MTV and TLC, for example, while also hosting Mets Weekly for SportsNet New York and working as a college football sideline reporter for Fox. She hosted “Ballpark Figures,” an online baseball show for Bloomberg Sports last season, and previously toured Big Ten schools for The Big Ten Network’s “Tailgate 48″ program, among other sports gigs. Parts of her Bloomberg show were used on MASN last season.

The Nats sideline position has been open since Kristina Akra left the network after one season to join MLB Network earlier this spring. Play-by-play voice Bob Carpenter has helped fill the void with post-game clubhouse interviews over the season’s first two weeks while the network searched for a replacement.

Bloomberg Sports described Alexandria as “an avid Mets fan” originally from Queens when it announced her hiring last March. That makes her the second straight MASN hire with NL East roots; Akra grew up cheering for the Marlins.

Alexandria, who was recently freelancing, is expected to start next week, possibly as early as the St. Louis series at home in Washington.

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