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Former Oklahoma State standout Doug Gottlieb hopes new late-night sports show will be entertaining, informative

Former OSU point guard will co-host “Lead Off” with former Miss Teen USA and Ohio basketball player Allie LaForce on CBS Sports Network. The show begins Monday.
by Mel Bracht Published: October 21, 2012

Gottlieb said producers plan to take “Lead Off” to many of CBS' major sports events, including the Super Bowl in New Orleans, the Final Four in Atlanta and the Masters in Augusta, Ga.

Gottlieb's daily radio show will debut Jan. 2 with the launch of the CBS Sports Radio Network, and will air 2 to 5 p.m. weekdays. He also will be an analyst on about 20 college basketball games this season for the CBS Sports Network and CBS — including calling two rounds of the NCAA men's tournament — and also handle weekend studio work for CBS.

After living in a small, quaint Connecticut town near ESPN studios, the move to Southern California has been a major adjustment for Gottlieb, his wife, Angie, and their children, 6-year-old twin daughters Harper and Grace and 3-year-old son Hayes.

“This is a complete 180 from everything our life was over the last nine years,” Gottlieb said. “Even in the schools, our kids went from traditional to year-round schools. We really grew attached to our hometown. It hasn't been easy, but it's made easier that it's been 80 degrees everyday.”

by Mel Bracht
Copy Editor, Sports Media
Mel Bracht is a copy editor on the presentation desk and also covers sports media. A 1978 graduate of Indiana University, Bracht has been a print journalist for 34 years. He started his career as sports editor of the Rensselaer (Ind.) Republican...
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