After almost a decade on Baltimore TV, Amber Theoharis signed off for the last time Thursday from a local sporting event. She starts Sept. 21 as a co-host on "
Theoharis took a break from covering the
Q. So this is your last game in Baltimore after almost a decade on the air. What are you feeling?
A. Oh, it's like leaving part of your family. This is what I've known. I've been around these people more than my family sometimes, traveling with this team. You know, watching the Cal Ripken ceremony, my eyes welled up several times just because those Orioles greats have become my friends. One of the first people to email me to congratulate me was
Q. Can you describe your new duties at the NFL Network?
A. I'll be hosting "NFL Total Access." Yeah, I feel really lucky. It's crazy, and it's going to be a quick adjustment. But I'm ready. I'm like, "Yeah, let's do this."
Q. In terms of saying goodbye to folks who have watched you over the years, is there anything you would like to say?
A. Oh, my gosh. Man, I'm getting teary-eyed again. I would say I have always been overwhelmed at how welcoming the fans were toward me and how they always treated me like I was their friend. I'm going to miss the conversations with fans at the Yard -- you know, people coming up to me. It's the same with
Q. I am sure 10,000 people have already said this to you at Camden Yards today, but you are picking a great time to leave the Orioles after all the bad years you spent covering them.