Death Threats Target Erin Andrews

FBI investigates as 'Dancing With the Stars' beefs up security
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 2, 2010 6:10 PM CDT
ESPN reporter Erin Andrews and her partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy perform on "Dancing With the Stars," Monday, March 22, 2010 in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/ABC, Adam Larkey)
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(Newser) – The FBI is investigating death threats against reporter Erin Andrews, TMZ reports. Within the past week, a Virginia man has emailed threats to The Dan Patrick Show, which airs on both radio and TV. Security is beefed up on the set of Dancing With the Stars, on which Andrews is a contestant.

The ESPN reporter was in the news last month when Michael Barrett, the Illinois man who had confessed to stalking her and shooting nude video of her in hotel rooms, was sentenced to 2½ years in prison.

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