I have the pleasure of being friends with Jaime Maggio, fellow UCSB graduate. She dominates both in the studio and out on the side lines.
Find out a little more about her personal style below!
You graduated from UCSB, what did you study, and how did this lead into sports broadcasting?
I was a Communications Major at UCSB. After graduation, I first worked in advertising sales at a division of Forbes Magazine. A year later, I finally got my foot in the door at Fox Sports Net, and worked behind the scenes in production. It was great experience and exposure into the world of sports television.
You have reported on football, baseball, and basketball all over the country, do you have a favorite sport that you cover?
I’ve been a sports fan for so long, that the flow of life seems to follow the cycle of sports. Is that corny or can you relate? I love that warm summer nights carry the sounds of baseball, and when summer fades and temperatures drop it means the start of football and basketball.
I enjoy them all, but if I’m forced to choose one favorite, I’d probably go with football. When you’re on the sidelines for any sport the game is magnified, but with football I’m always blown away by the speed and force of the game itself.
You work both in the field and in studio, how do you decide on what you will be wearing for each? Team colors, weather, etc?
When working in the field, you need to be prepared for anything, so you want to be wearing clothing and shoes that are more functional. In the studio, it’s a more controlled environment, so that’s allows me to wear the shoes that I’d never be comfortable patrolling the sidelines in!
When working nationally, I’ll make a conscious effort not to wear a particular teams colors, but when I am working for the teams network (think Angels, Dodgers, Lakers) that rule goes out the window. Over the last several years I’ve accumulated a surplus of red, blue, and purple in my wardrobe!
Do you have any favorite designers that you wear on camera?
My closet is meticulously organized, but obnoxiously stuffed. I couldn’t fit an additional single hanger in there! I go through a lot of wardrobe, especially because studio attire is different than field, and you need to be prepared for all kinds of weather (except when in a basketball gym!) so I have a wide range of stuff in my closet.
I’m a big fan of bargain shopping, and also wearing classic pieces that I can rotate in with other items in my closet. Some of my favorite designers are Catherine Malandrino, Diane von Furstenberg, BCGB Max Azria, and Rebecca Taylor.
Any beauty secrets that you must share?
Thorough makeup removal is crucial at the end of the day if you want to avoid blemishes. Believe me, if you have a pimple in high-def, the internet will let you know about it!
A few years ago I was introduced to Eminence Organic Skincare and I’ve been a big fan ever since. It’s been wonderful for me skin.
You will be covering the Lakers this season, any players style that you think is fun and trend forward?
I get a kick out of the loud and sometimes outlandish ensembles we see from pro athletes today, but if I had to choose my favorite style it’d be more along the likes of Kobe Bryant. He’s always sharply dressed and flawless. Classic will always transcend time!