B&B's Kristen Gets A New Gig!

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Tracy Melchior (ex-Kristen, THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL) is taking on a new role that's simply "ducky!" Following in the steps of soap stars who've turned to hosting like ALL MY CHILDREN's Kelly Ripa (Hayley) and Cameron Mathison (Ryan) and DAYS OF OUR LIVES' Alison Sweeney (Sami), Melchior is picking up a microphone and will be reporting in between periods during tonight's National Hockey League game between the Anaheim Ducks and the L.A. Kings. "It's a huge rivalry," Melchior explains of the two Los Angeles-area hockey teams. "They call it the 'Freeway Face-Off.'"

How did this all come about? "I was watching a hockey game and saw that the Kings had a female host, Heidi Androl," Melchior shares of the Fox Sports West reporter. "She brings such a neat quality to the broadcast, but then I realized the Anaheim Ducks didn't have a girl. So I approached them about it and Tom Feuer, the executive producer [of Fox Sports West and Prime Ticket], is giving me this shot tonight. I'm an unconventional hire and I'm thrilled!"

The Kings and Ducks face off tonight, live at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on Fox Sports West and Prime Ticket. Check your local listings for the exact channel from your cable provider.

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