In addition to reporting for America’s top-rated morning news program, Stark will also be involved with NBC’s Olympic coverage next summer in Athens, Greece and other key NBC Sports events. Previously, Stark was the lead sideline reporter for ABC Sports’ “Monday Night Football,” for three years, which included ABC’s coverage of Super Bowl XXXVII in San Diego. Stark also served as a reporter for ABC Sports’ coverage of Figure Skating, the NFL Pro Bowl and celebrity Golf events. In addition to her sports reporting, Stark has appeared as a guest host on “The View” with Meredith Vieira, Star Jones and Joy Behar, and was the co-host of ABC Entertainment’s 2001 pilot presentation of “The Runner,” a prime-time reality based program conceived by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, and produced by Michael Davies. From 1997 to 2002, Stark reported for ESPN’s “SportsCenter,” where she served as a regular contributor to “NFL Countdown” and the Emmy Award winning show, “Outside the Lines.” Stark was also the “SportsCenter” site host for the NBA Playoffs and covered all national stories including, Major League Baseball, NHL, Golf and NCAA basketball for the network. Stark joined ESPN in 1996 as the host of the weekly program “Scholastic Sports America,” where she traveled across the United States covering high school and college sports focusing on human interest and issue related stories. From 1994-95, Stark was a production assistant and reporter for Virginia Sports Marketing in Charlottesville, Virginia for UVA’s Coach’s TV Show, which aired in all major markets in Virginia. Stark was a News intern for the “CBS Evening News with Dan Rather,” in 1993 and 1994 where she wrote scripts and assembled background information on investigative pieces for Health correspondent, Dr. Bob Arnot. She began her career at WMAR-TV, Baltimore, Maryland in 1991 as a News intern working on the assignment desk. Stark holds a Bachelors degree in Foreign Affairs and Spanish from the University of Virginia, graduating Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa. Stark, her husband and son reside in New Jersey.
/ Source: TODAY