Stacy Paetz has covered the sidelines for the NBA on TNT and reported for NBAtv shows: The Jump, GameTime, Auto Trader Tip Off and NBA Summer League. She hosted NCAA On Campus, a national show that featured in depth stories on student-athletes around the country. In addition to sports, Stacy hosts a variety of red carpet events including Los Angeles Fashion Week.
Stacy spent seven seasons as the Indiana Pacers Studio Host and Sideline Reporter on FOX Sports. During her time covering the Pacers, she also served as a reporter as part of TNT’s coverage of the NBA Playoffs. Stacy has also covered the college football sidelines for Big Ten Network and Mazda MX-5 racing for Velocity on Discovery Channel.
Prior to joining FOX Sports, she hosted ESPN’s Scholastic Sports America, a weekly show dedicated to the top high school athletes in the nation. Stacy began her career on ESPN and made her first on-air appearance on ESPN2 at just 19 years old.
While at ESPN, Stacy worked the sidelines for college football, Women’s College World Series, Little League World Series and NCAA Men’s Soccer Championships. Also during that time, she was part of the production team at the Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta, ESPN’s X-Games and ESPN’s Sunday Night NFL.
Stacy also hosted NCAA football, soccer, volleyball, softball and men’s hockey selection shows, Inside the Colts, Auto Racing’s CART Friday Night and Splash TV where she provided in depth features on Olympic swimmers and divers around the globe.
Stacy has been featured in Sports Illustrated and Dime Magazine. She was named Graduate of the Decade for Ball State University just five years after graduation. She mentors children, speaks to several organizations across the country each year and is involved with Church and Community Services. Stacy is on the Board of Advisors for Stedman Graham with Athletes Against Drugs, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Just Say Know and Sheltering Wings.
Stacy coached basketball skills and mentored boys and girls in Ireland with SportQuest and has worked closely with Children’s Action Network (CAN). CAN uses the power of the entertainment community to increase awareness about children’s issues and to make them a top priority in everyday life. Autism Speaks is another group Stacy partners with which funds research for Autism and volunteered for Children’s Bureau, Inc., a well-established nonprofit working on behalf of abused and neglected children and families.
Away from television, Stacy loves athletic challenges and adventures. She has rock climbed in Alaska, skydived and kayaked in San Juan, zip-lined in Hawaii and hiked Pike’s Peak. Stacy drove an Indy Car at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and was quote: “disappointed the governor allowed only 130mph.” She rides motorcycles and is currently pursuing her pilot’s license. She also actively participates in basketball, softball, beach volleyball, golf and CrossFit.
Fun Facts: Stacy has spent time in all 50 States and 15 countries. She owns over 400 pairs of shoes and has begun writing her first novel.