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Sports reporter seeks dream job

Las Vegas sports reporter Molly Sullivan is getting attention from one of the top TV markets . Sullivan, a sideline reporter for Mountain West Conference games since 2007, showed up in Philadelphia gossip reports last week after her two-day audition with CBS-owned KYW-TV.

The station is seeking a weekend sports anchor/sports reporter and Sullivan was the first audition .

“It’s a sportscaster’s dream, working in that city,” said Sullivan, who attended the Phillies’ home opener with the station manager.

She took a new look to Philadelphia. She’s gone from blonde to brunette.

“Blonde doesn’t always work in all markets,” she explained. “If they want me to go a different way, I’m up for it.”

She worked three football games as a brunette last fall during sideline duties with Comcast Sports Network.

According to Philly.com, the Philadelphia Daily News and Inquirer website, Sullivan stumbled during her audition, referring to St. Louis Cardinals hitting coach Mark McGwire as a member of the Louisville Cardinals.

“Four years covering college sports will do that to you, I suppose. Ugh. Thank goodness I have thick skin,” Sullivan said in an e-mail on Saturday.

A 1998 graduate of Green Valley High School, Sullivan would like to follow in the footsteps of Green Valley grad Jamie Little, a pit reporter for NASCAR’s Nationwide Series and Sprint Cup Series coverage on ESPN/ABC. Little, 32, also works as a reporter for the Winter X Games.

THE SCENE AND HEARD

Organizers estimated the crowd for Friday’s free concerts at the Fremont Street Experience, capped by Lady Antebellum, at 20,000 to 22,000, up there with the biggest New Year’s Eve crowds. …

Nevada Ballet Theatre and Cirque du Soleil are holding their third A Choreographers’ Showcase today and next Sunday at Treasure Island, with 1 p.m. starts. …

Those planning to attend Tony Curtis’ appearance today at the Clark County Library on Flamingo Road, wristbands will be handed out at 1 p.m. (one per person). A book signing session begins at 3:30 p.m.

SIGHTINGS

Oscar winner Morgan Freeman, dining Saturday with friends at Mozen Bistro (Mandarin Oriental). … Oscar-nominated Jeremy Renner ( “Hurt Locker”) at Encore’s XS nightclub Friday. … At N9NE Steakhouse (Palms) on Friday: LeAnn Rimes and boyfriend Eddie Cibrian. Also there: NFL Hall of Famer Warren Moon and, at another table, Victor Rasuk of HBO’s “How To Make It In America.” … The celebrity scene at Tao (The Venetian) on Friday included: Reba McEntire, dining with family and friends; Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum, in the nightclub with a group including Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers; in another group, poker pro Beth Shak. … “Friends” actor Matthew Perry, playing cards with friends while dining Friday at Carnevino (Palazzo). … Choreographer Adam Shankman, a judge on “So You Think You Can Dance,” at “Viva Elvis” (Aria ) on Friday. He’s in town for Season 7 auditions. … Actor and newlywed Vince Vaughn, at the Hard Rock Hotel with wife Kyla Weber and friends, including Peter Billingsley, director of “Couples Retreat,” starring Vaughn.

THE PUNCH LINE

“Boy, just when you thought Tiger Woods and Jesse James were starting to fade — bam! In swoops Larry (King) with the suspenders of love.” — Jimmy Kimmel

Norm Clarke can be reached at 702-383-0244 or norm@reviewjournal.com. Find additional sightings and more online at www.normclarke.com.

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