NASCAR reporter Jamie Little calls Las Vegas home - FOX5 Vegas - KVVU

NASCAR reporter Jamie Little calls Las Vegas home

Posted: Updated:
Fox Sports reporter Jamie Little poses with FOX5's Kevin Bolinger at the Daytona 500 on Feb. 12. (Kevin Boliner/FOX5) Fox Sports reporter Jamie Little poses with FOX5's Kevin Bolinger at the Daytona 500 on Feb. 12. (Kevin Boliner/FOX5)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

While the drivers get most of the attention during race weeks, a Las Vegas Valley native has worked up to the national NASCAR spotlight.

Jamie Little is a graduate of Green Valley High School and calls Summerlin home. After years of covering NASCAR for ESPN, Little joined the Fox Sports team this year.

Little worked the Daytona 500 for Fox Sports in February, making her the first woman to handle pit road for that race and the Indianapolis 500.

“Fox came to me when they found out that ESPN wasn't re-upping their contract with NASCAR. They said they were interested, and I was like, ‘Really? Me? You want me to come over to your family?' They always looked like they had so much fun,” Little said.

As a Las Vegas native, Little always loved NASCAR weekend. Because Fox covers the big race on Sunday, she was limited to working the Saturday race with ESPN. That will change this weekend.

"It was always so tough for me to cover just the Saturday race and then be at home watching the Sunday race on the couch. Now that I get to cover Sunday's race it's gonna be great,” Little said.

Little enjoys being home for work as well. She and her husband own a Jimmy John's franchise in Summerlin. The couple's 2-year-old son often travels with Little to races. 

Motherhood hasn't slowed her down a bit.

“It's changed everything for the better. I didn't think I could enjoy my job more but I think I really do because... I know the reason now and it's this little boy. I say we're going to the racetrack and he's like, ‘Fast cars!' He gets it. He knows what Mommy does, so to enjoy this experience with him, bring him to the races, it's pretty special,” Little said.

Because NASCAR only covers six months of the year, Little may do some NFL and UFC work for Fox in the fall. She will also co-host FOX5's Speedway Saturday Night special at 7 p.m. on Saturday with Kevin Bolinger.

Copyright 2015 KVVU (KVVU Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly
Fox 5
Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2017, KVVU Broadcasting Corporation, Las Vegas, NV and WorldNow. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.