“I'm comfortable with my femininity and I don't try to change what I look like just because I'm reporting on football at the end of the night.” Lisa Guerrero
American actress, sports reporter and host Lisa Guerrero starred in the award winning family film “A Plumm Summer” (2007), in which she also served as the executive producer. Previously, she appeared in small roles in such films as “Batman Returns” (1992), “Love Potion No. 9” (1992) and “Fire Down Below” (1997). Guerrero was a regular cast member of the NBC soap opera “Sunset Beach” (1998-1999) and has guest starred in the TV series “Seinfeld,” “Frasier” and “George Lopez.” The former cheerleader began her sportscasting career with Los Angeles' KCBS news station and then Los Angeles' KTTV before joining the Fox Network in 1999. There, she took part in many TV shows, including “Sports Geniuses” and “Southern California Sports Report.” She also was a reporter in “The Best Damn Sports Show Period,” a gig she held from 2001 to 2003. After leaving Fox, Guerrero was hired as a sideline reporter for ABC's “Monday Night Football” (2003) and later became a correspondent for “Inside Edition” (2007-2008).
Guerrero has been named the hardest working sports reporter by The Los Angeles Times. She was once listed as one of The Hispanic Business Journal's “100 Most Influential Hispanics in America.”
Guerrero co-owns the production company HomeTeam Productions with her husband Scott Erickson, whom she married in 2004. An active volunteer for the Salvation Army, she hosted a charity golf tournament for the organization to help local migrant employees in Ventura County, California. She is also a volunteer for the pediatric ward at Cedar Sinai Medical Center.
Childhood and Family:
Lisa Guerrero Coles was born on April 9, 1964, in Chicago, Illinois, to parents Lucy Guerrero, who came from Chile, and Walter Coles. As a child, she was raised primarily in San Diego and Huntington Beach, California. Lisa’s mother died of cancer when she was 8 years old and her father enrolled her in theater therapy as a means for her to deal with the loss.
On February 3, 2004, Lisa married Scott Erickson. Her husband is a former Baltimore Orioles and Minnesota Twins pitcher. Lisa resides in Lake Tahoe, Nevada, and Malibu, California.
A Plumm Summer
Lisa Guerrero kicked off her showbiz career in the late 1980s when she became a NFL cheerleader for the Los Angeles Rams. She moved on to become an entertainment director for the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons. While with the Atlanta Falcons, she differentiated herself by being the only female to hold the position in the team's history.
Guerrero made her television acting debut in 1990 when she landed the guest role of Maria Cystak in an episode of the popular crime series “In the Heart of the Night,” starring Carroll O'Connor. It was followed by a guest spot in the Andy Griffith-led series “Matlock” (1991). She debuted on the big screen with a bit part in “Batman Returns” (1992), which was directed by Tim Burton and starred Michael Keaton as Batman. The same year, she also appeared in a small role in the Tate Donovan/Sandra Bullock vehicle “Love Potion No. 9.”
1994 saw Guerrero have an unaccredited part in an episode of the hit NBC sitcom “Seinfeld” called “The Pledge Drive.” She also served as co-anchor on “Extra,” a syndicated entertainment news program that covers events and celebrities. Guerrero returned to acting when she was cast as Mysti in a 1996 episode of the CBS sitcom “Cybill,” which starred Cybill Shepherd in the lead role. She next appeared in the action film “Fire Down Below” (1997), starring Steven Seagal and Marg Helgenberger, and played two different roles in two episodes of the NBC sitcom “Frasier” (also 1997) before joining the cast of the Aaron Spelling-produced soap “Sunset Beach.” In the series, she played Francesca Vargas from 1998-1999. She also reprised the role on the TV special “Sunset Beach: Shockwave” in 1998.
Guerrero branched out into the world of sportscasting in 1997 by joining Los Angeles' KCBS news station. She moved to FOX affiliate KTTV in Los Angeles in the late 1990s, but it was not until she joined the Fox Network that her sportscasting career began to blossom. Guerrero worked in such shows as “Sports Geniuses” (2000), “Southern California Sports Report” (2000), “Fox Overtime,” “Fox Extra Innings” and the “Toughman” competition shows. In addition, she co-hosted Fox's “Sexiest Bachelor in America Pageant” (2000), and from 2001 to 2003, she was a reporter on “The Best Damn Sports Show Period.” She said, “At one point, I went 51 weeks without taking a day off. When I worked with Fox, I went three years without taking a vacation.”
After leaving “The Best Damn Sports Show Period,” Guerrero began working on ABC's “Monday Night Football” as a reporter in September 2003. She was later replaced by Michele Tafoya. Still in 2003, she was invited by President Bush to host the Hispanic Heritage Month banquet at the White House.
After an appearance in FHM's 2004 calendar, forty-something Guerrero became the center of attention with her pose in the January 2006 issue of Playboy. After the pictorial, she admitted that Playboy had asked her to pose for the magazine in the mid 1980s, but she had declined the offer. Later, in June 2006, Guerrero officially joined the television newsmagazine “Inside Edition” as a correspondent. She would stay with the syndicated news show from 2007 to 2008. Guerrero also became a commentator on VH1's game show “The World Series of Pop Culture” (8 episodes, 2006).
Back to acting, Guerrero made a guest appearance on the ABC sitcom “George Lopez” in 2003. She then worked with Steven Seagal in the director-to-video “Today You Die” (2005), where she appeared as a reporter, and delivered a memorable portrayal of Roxie Plumm in the adventure family film “A Plumm Summer” (2007), which she starred alongside William Baldwin and Henry Winkler. Directed by Caroline Zelder, it won an Audience Award at the 2007 Austin Film Festival, a Vision Award for Best Family Film at the 2007 Heartland Film Festival, a Family Television Award for Excellence in Filmmaking at the 2008 Family Television Awards, and a Top Applause Award at the 2008 International Family Film Festival. “A Plumm Summer” received a limited theatrical release in the U.S. in April 2008 before the DVD hit the stores in May 2009. Apart from acting, Guerrero also co-executive produced the film with her husband Scott Erickson.