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Lisa Coles Guerrero (born April 8, 1964) is an American sports broadcaster, actress, host and model. Although she mostly uses Guerrero, her late mother`s maiden name, she also is sometimes credited as Lisa Coles, her father`s surname. Guerrero was born in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Walter Coles and Lucy Guerrero. Her mother was from Chile. Guerrero spent her childhood living in San Diego and Huntington Beach, California. In 1972, when Lisa was 8 years old, her mother died. To cope with the loss, her father enrolled her in theater therapy. Her father ran a family business and her grandparents were involved in The Salvation Army.

Guerrero began her show-business career in the 1980s as a cheerleader for the Los Angeles Rams. After being a cheerleader for the Rams, she moved on to be the entertainment director for the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots. Later, in the 1990s, she moved on to star in Aaron Spelling`s Sunset Beach. In 1997, she became a sports-anchor on Los Angeles` KCBS station and later KTTV station.

In 1999, she moved to the Fox Network, where she participated in such shows as Sports Geniuses, Fox Overtime, Fox Extra Innings and the Toughman competition shows. She travelled to Egypt to tape the special Opening the Tombs of the Golden Mummies. Guerrero also starred in the San Diego Chargers magazine-style television show. She also co-hosted The Best Damn Sports Show Period, alongside Tom Arnold and Michael Irvin, among others.

In 2003, she left The Best Damn Sports Show Period to join ABC`s Monday Night Football television crew. Her performance on the broadcast was heavily criticized. She defended herself by saying that the show hired her with the intention of going in a totally different direction with the job of sideline reporter — personality-driven and feature-driven — then discarded all of that and told her to just do the job in the usual fashion. She said that she never would have taken the job if she had known that they would change their minds like that. The following year ABC replaced her with Michele Tafoya. The Los Angeles Times has called Guerrero, the hardest working sports reporter. The Hispanic Business Journal named her one of the 100 most influential Hispanics in America. On February 3, 2004 Guerrero married professional baseball pitcher Scott Erickson.

In December 2005, the then 41-year old Guerrero posed nude for the January 2006 issue of Playboy. After her pictorial, Guerrero said that Playboy had asked her to pose for the magazine in the mid-1980s but as a young model it felt like crossing the line. It was said director Michael Lesner had discouraged her from doing it at that time.

On June 15, 2006, Guerrero became a correspondent on the TV newsmagazine Inside Edition. Guerrero also became the co-host of VH1`s game show The World Series of Pop Culture. Since Guerrero`s arrival at Inside Edition, the show`s ratings went up 17 percent. In February 2007, Inside Edition viewers got the chance to dress Guerrero up for the 79th Academy Awards. Viewers voted online to choose what Guerrero will wear to the show.

On October 6, 2008, Guerrero referred to Sarah Palin as a "monkey" on her blog. She said "All in all it’s been a rough few days for the monkeys. On Friday night, the Angels’ Rally Monkey let down the home crowd in Anaheim. Although the team triumphed Sunday night in Boston, you can’t credit the monkey unless he sneaked into Jared Weaver’s suitcase. On Saturday, John McCain’s rally monkey, Sarah Palin, popped up in Carson. Fresh off of her victory over herself at the debate, her campaign let Palin out of the cage to rev up the fan base." Lisa Guerrero lives in Malibu, California and Lake Tahoe, Nevada. She has posed for Playboy, FHM and Maxim magazines and hosted the Hispanic Heritage Month banquet at The White House in 2003. She guest-starred in Seinfeld, Frasier (the `Odd Man Out` and `Frasier`s Imaginary Friend` episodes), The George Lopez Show and as scheming Francesca Vargas in NBC`s Sunset Beach. Recently, Lisa has appeared at Quiet Cannon banquet center at Montebello, California to honor the top ten students of each grade level for the high school Cantwell Sacred Heart of Mary.
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