Wednesday, January 2, 2008
Having just finished her duties as a sideline reporter for The Cotton Bowl on Fox Sports, Krista Voda seems to be everywhere this season.
Fans may remember that she co-hosted the Craftsman Truck Series Banquet with Rick Allen, and just last week was a sideline reporter on an NFL game for Fox.
All of this came after hosting the pre-race show for the Craftsman Truck Series races, reporting from pit road for the NASCAR on Fox NEXTEL Cup events and hosting SPEED's coverage of the All-Star festivities from Lowe's Motor Speedway.
Maybe the perfect break for her would be to sit down at the computer with a nice hot chocolate and answer some wonderful questions from The Daly Planet readers.
Fresh from Northern Iowa University with a degree in Communications, Voda set her sights on a TV career that began with stints at various local TV stations. Her "plain and simple" approach to TV may well be traced to her Midwestern roots.
NASCAR fans remember Voda from her reporting and hosting duties on Totally NASCAR, a program series that aired on the FoxSportsNet regional channels. Transitioning to SPEED, Voda and Steve Byrnes hosted a NASCAR studio program that would wind-up becoming NASCAR Nation. Everyone remembers those tough times, and Voda departed SPEED and moved to the Pittsburgh area.
That separation did not last long, as she returned for pit reporter duties on the Truck Series and even stepped-into that role on the AMA Supercross motorcycle tour. She has worked on the All-American Soap Box Derby, the SEMA show, and even the IRL.
Voda still resides in the beautiful Pittsburgh, PA area and is continuing to grow her TV career. She will be returning to the Trucks, Supercross and her NASCAR on Fox duties for 2008, but we will all have to wait and see what other opportunities come her way.
Update: The mailbox is now closed for questions to Krista. Thanks for taking part in this latest Daly Planet reader interview. Please check back with us, as we will post her responses sometime over the weekend.