Erin Andrews Talks About Stalking in "GMA" Debut

By Michael Preston
|  Wednesday, Aug 4, 2010  |  Updated 4:31 AM PDT
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LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 17: Erin Andrews attends the birthday celebration for "Dancing with the Stars" Derek Hough and Mark Ballas at H Lounge on May 17, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Dr. Billy Ingram/WireImage)

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Erin Andrews' first outing as a contributor for "Good Morining America" will focus on an issue with which she is sadly familiar: stalking.

The ESPN College "GameDay" reporter will sit down this week with three women who were themselves stalking victims and want to speak out to raise awareness about the issue, reports ABC News.

Andrews, a finalist on last year's "Dancing With the Stars," was stalked across the country by Michael David Barrett, an Illinois insurance executive. He shot nude videos of her through hotel peepholes in at least three different cities and posted them on the internet. Barrett received a two-and-a-half year sentence in March for interstate stalking.

Since her ordeal, Andrews has become an outspoken advocate for tougher stalking laws. She recently testified on Capitol Hill and is working with lawmakers to draft legislation that would introduce stricter punishment in cases where orders of protection were violated and to take into account the role that new technologies like cellphone cameras and text messaging can play in stalking cases.

Andrews will continue to contribute at ESPN, where she will anchor an hour of the expanded "College GameDay" and work the sidelines for both college football and basketball games in addition to her work for "GMA."

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