Katherine Webb, girlfriend of Alabama quarterback , is serving as a correspondent at the Super Bowl for “Inside Addition.” Here’s the Associated Press report on her:
Katherine Webb credits a couple of camera shots of her watching the BCS national title game in Miami with landing her at the Super Bowl in New Orleans.
Otherwise known as Miss Alabama USA and the girlfriend of Crimson Tide quarterback A.J. McCarron, Webb has been hired by TV’s “Inside Edition” to be its game correspondent.
“It’s so exciting and absolutely crazy at the same time. It’s happened so fast. I feel like I’m living on a plane but it’s a great journey,” said Webb, who was making her first trip to New Orleans for her first Super Bowl.
The 23-year-old Webb has been working on a fledgling modeling and acting career in Los Angeles.
“It’s kind of funny how everything kind of lines up to me being at this point,” said Webb, explaining that it all started with meeting McCarron while at home in Alabama late last year.
She was hired to interview players and coaches during media day, but wound up being interviewed herself. A colleague had to cut it short a few times, apologetically explaining that Webb had a job to do.
She said she prepped for the job.
“A.J. is interviewed all the time, so it’s kind of cool to ask him, ‘What do I need to ask and what do I need to stay away from? What annoys players the most to be asked?’ ” she said.
Webb created a buzz at the BCS game when she was caught on camera and play-by-play announcer Brent Musburger enthusiastically remarked that quarterbacks “get all the good-looking women.” ESPN later apologized for the comments.
Webb, however, never thought an apology was necessary.
“Everybody seems to think that I’m offended and I’m not at all,” she said. “I appreciate it. I appreciate the fact that he notices a beautiful woman. Women need to be told their beautiful more often. I took no offense to it.”