Allie LaForce Bio: Early Life, Career, Net worth & College

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Allie LaForce is a journalist, model, and beauty pageant titleholder from America. She is employed at Turner Sports as a reporter, covering the NBA on TNT.

LaForce works as a field-level reporter for MLB on Tuesday Night in 2022.

She is a young, strong, ambitious woman who knew what she wanted from her life from the beginning. Her dedication to her work has proved that “Hard work pays off.”

Allie LaForce
Allie LaForce At Western Conference Finals (Source: Instagram)

Allie LaForce is one perfect example of “beauty with brains.” When she was young, she was already familiar with fame.

Indeed, life is not a piece of cake; they might have had their own struggles and faced many problems initially. But she did not let her fears, struggles, and problems come her way to success.

She overcame them all, and her dedication to her work made her prominent at an early age. With fame comes a lot of responsibility, and she didn’t let her success go into her head, and that’s the best thing about her.

Allie Laforce inspires many young girls who want to do something in their life. Everyone should learn dedication towards work and patience from her.

Today, we dive into the life of Allie LaForce and her beautiful bitter-sweet journey of living her dreams.

Likewise, we will discuss early life, education, career, net worth, and relationship status. Firstly, have a look at some quick facts.

Allie LaForce | Quick Facts

Full Name Alexandra Leigh LaForce
Birth Place Vermilion, Ohio, U.S.
Birth Date December 11, 1988
Nick Name Allie
Religion Undefined
Nationality American
Ethnicity Unknown
Education Ohio University
Horoscope Sagittarius
Father’s Name Wade LaForce
Mother’s Name Lesa LaForce
Siblings Only child
Age 35 Years Old
Height 5 ft 8 in / 1.73 m / 173 cm
Weight 55 kg / 121 lb
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Green
Marital Status Married
Children A Son
Profession Journalist
Net Worth $3 Million
Current Work CBS And Turner Sports
Affiliations NBA, CBS
Social Media Facebook
Instagram
Twitter
Achievements Winner- Miss Teen USA 2005
Titleholder- Miss Ohio Teen 2005
Spouse Joe Smith (January 15, 2015 m.)
Last Update May, 2024

Allie LaForce | Early life, Parents, & Education

Allie LaForce was born Alexandra Leigh LaForce on January 11, 1988, in Vermillion, Ohio. She was born to Wade LaForce (father) and Lesa LaForce (mother). She is the only child of her parents.

Allie is a Sagittarius, according to her horoscope. Her horoscope defines her as a fierce and adventurous woman. She is brimming with passion and energy and is known to be super curious and active.

Allie shares her family picture saying "My family always shows up"
Allie LaForce Shares Her Family Picture, Saying, “My family always shows up.” (Source: Twitter)

As her star sign, she has always been passionate about her work. She was bold and always experimenting with new things from an early age.

Her curious nature made her learn about new things, and she actively participated in every competition from early childhood.

LaForce attended Ohio University and majored in broadcast journalism. She has also played five games in her freshmen year under head coach Semeka Randall as a guard on the Bobcats’ women’s basketball team.

Allie LaForce | Age, Height, & Body Measurement

As of now, LaForce is 35 years old.

Her communication skills and her basketball knowledge are marvelous. She is one of the most beautiful reporters on CBS.

Her charm can attract any soul, and her confidence makes her more attractive. 

LaForce is 1.73 meters tall and weighs 121 lb. As she was a beauty pageant winner, she maintained a healthy body. 

Allie LaForce | Career

Beauty Pageants

Allie LaForce experienced success at a very early age. Her career took a graph after winning a beauty pageant. First, she participated in Miss Teen Ohio USA in 2005 and won that beauty pageant.

After winning Miss Teen Ohio, she participated in another beauty pageant (Miss Teen USA). She was representing Ohio. She didn’t win the Miss Teen USA title, but she was one of the titleholders.

Miss Teen Ohio got many opportunities; she got a one-year modeling contract with Trump Modeling Management and scholarships to schools for films and television in New York City.

She also traveled a lot to promote awareness about drugs and alcohol consumption and also managed to continue with her studies as well.

Sideline Journalism

LaForce majored in broadcast journalism. During the 2010 Mid-American conference, she worked as the sideline reporter for Sportstime Ohio. Her journey started there, and she never had to look back again.

As a reporter and sports anchor, she signed up with Cleveland’s Fox affiliate, WJW channel 8, after college.

She also worked as a sideline reporter for NBA TV for NBA Summer League 2014.

It was also announced that LaForce might replace Tracy Wolfson as a CBS sideline reporter for the SEC. Currently, she is working for Turner Sports as a sideline reporter.

“I’m so excited for the opportunity to fulfill my lifelong passion and dream of covering basketball for a living,” LaForce said in a release.

Allie is now back in her work post-COVID-19. She explains her recent game experience as a once-in-a-lifetime experience because it was challenging, exciting, and unpredictable.

LaForce also thanks NBA for ensuring everyone’s safety and giving her a pleasant working environment during this pandemic.

It was reported on June 2018 that LaForce would leave CBS Sports as the two sides could not agree on a new deal.

LaForce still occasionally appears on CBS due to her March Madness reporting role. Turner Sports signed a deal with her to continue her role as a sideline reporter for the NBA on TNT and the NCAA Tournament.

Allie LaForce | Net Worth, Salary & Income

As she has been working for quite a long time, she must have earned a good amount of money.

The amount of money that she earns is still not specified. Many sources claim that she earns $60k per year.

Her estimated net worth is $3 million per year.

Allie LaForce | Personal Life, Husband & Children

“Love conquers all.” If you really love someone, you will try your best to be with them. You learn to be the better version of yourself; most importantly, you won’t give up on each other.

Alexandra and her husband did the same. No matter the situation, they both tried their best to make their marriage successful. They never gave up on each other. That is why they are happy in their lives.

Allie LaForce With Her Husband
Allie LaForce With Her Husband (Source: Instagram)

Allie LaForce and her husband, Joe Smith, met when he direct message her. Joe Smith is an American Professional baseball pitcher and a free agent.

He has played for teams like the New York Mets, Cleveland Indians, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim/ Los Angeles Angels, Chicago Cubs, Toronto Blue Jays, Houston Astros, Seattle Mariners, and Minnesota Twins.

Joe and Allie had their wedding at the University Circle United Methodist Church in Cleveland, and similarly, they had their reception at the old courthouse.

Allie received a lovely round-cut diamond ring from her husband, which was talked about a lot. She was happy to have such a beautiful engagement ring.

Even though they are celebrities, they have managed to keep their personal life private. They have immense love and respect for each other’s work.

They have been together for years, supported each other at hard times, and celebrated together at good times.

In one interview, Allie LaForce and her husband also talked about maintaining their personal and work lives as they both are busy and need to balance things.

The beautiful couple has a baby boy named Jacob Michael Smith. He was born on November 13, 2022. The baby boy is HD-free, as she posted in one of her posts and said they are lucky to have him in their life.

Allie LaForce | Disease, Huntington

Everything seems good, healthy, and content when we look at the power couple Allie LaForce and Joe Smith’s lifestyle.

TNT reporter Allie married Joe Smith in 2015, and they became a major part of her life, but sadly, she became a part of the family battle as well, Huntington’s disease.

Doctors say it is rare and inherited, and the sufferers have a 50% chance of passing it down to their children. It causes the breakdown of nerve cells in the brain and has no cure to date.

Smith’s grandmother lost her life years ago because of the same disease, and his mother, Lee, was diagnosed in 2012.

After a long battle against the HD disease, Lee passed away in August 2020. The saddest part is the battle is not over yet in Smith’s family. Even he has a 50% chance of inheriting the disease unknowingly.

After losing two close family members, Allie and Smith still try to hold it tight and fight back.

They founded the HelpCureHD Foundation to help families affected by Huntington’s disease, and it’s become a huge part of their lives away from sports.

Also, just to stop the passing down of the disease, a medical breakthrough called preimplantation genetic diagnosis or PGD is being operated on.

Allie LaForce | Charles Barkley, Question

TNT reporter Allie LaForce must have enraged several sports media personalities, and amongst them, Charles Barley also becomes the unintended target.

Turner Sports hires Allie LaForce as NBA, March Madness sideline report.
Allie LaForce Working At Turner Sports As NBA Sideline Reporter (Source: NBA)

Here’s why? 

When LaForce happened to break the news of the death of Erin Popovich, wife of San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, to Cavalier’s pillar LeBron James.

The question really intrigued one of LaForce’s colleagues NBA on TNT host and former Sixers great Charles Barkley, who responded in an off-putting manner.

“What the (expletive) was that? That was rude and inappropriate,” Charles said to USA Today’s Sports.

And later, they explained the whole situation to Charles, and he came to know that LaForce had checked with James beforehand to see if it was OK for her to ask the question. You know, the morale and courtesy wise.

However, in the end, Barkley disagreed with LaForce asking questions. And subsequently, LaForce broke her silence by posting the below-mentioned tweet on her account.

Well, what’s honoring was James coming in support of her.

“Get off her back, man,” James said. “She’s very professional, and she does a great job at her work.”

Allie LaForce | Kyle Washington

An audacious close to the postgame interview was given by UC big man Kyle Washington to the prolific Allie LaForce after some game that CBS Sports Network was doing last season.

“What’s your name again?” I mean, Kyle did not recognize the established TNT reporter. How Come?

But anyway, Kyle Washington spoke his thoughts on this, saying, “The interview with LaForce was an attempt to network.” Fine by us then if it is his style!

Social Media Presence

Allie LaForce is a famous personality, and she has many followers. She shares posts about her job and personal life; also, as a public figure, she shares awareness through them.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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As her profession, her posts are mostly related to sports.

Facebook (Allie LaForce): 51k followers

Instagram (@allie.laforce): 82.9k followers

Twitter (ALaForce): 105k followers

Popularity Graph

Allie LaForce is an American reporter for Turner Sports covering the NBA on TNT.

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Allie LaForce Popularity Graph (Source: Google)

The above graph shows LaForce’s popularity over the past twelve months.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Does Allie LaForce have an HD-free baby?

Allie, with her partner Joe has an HD-free baby. She shared through one of her social media posts that their son is HD-free.

Is Allie LaForce’s husband, Joe Smith, still playing for Minnesota Twins?

Minnesota Twins signed Joe on 20 March 2022. He was designated for assignment on 3 August but was released by the team on August 5, 2022.

What are the estimated career earnings of Joe Smith, Allie LaForce’s husband?

Joe Smith has been in the MLB since 2006 and is estimated to have career earnings of $48 million as of 2022.

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