Women in Sports Media: Ann Liguori

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Ann Liguori is a true pioneer in the field of sports broadcasting, owning her sports radio and television properties, maintaining the rights to her shows from the beginning of her career in 1982. 

After graduating from the University of South Florida with a broadcasting degree, Ann received a fellowship from the International Radio and Television Society Foundation to work in New York. Once completing the fellowship she worked freelance for CBS Sports, USA Today ABC Radio Sports, and various magazines.

WFAN New York,  the first radio station to go to an all-sports format,  hired Ann as the first woman sports talk show host. She hosted “Hey Liguori, What’s the Story,” a weekly call-in sports radio show every weekend for 21 years.

Ann also was the first woman to host and produce a prime-time weekly series for the Golf Channel. “Conversations with Ann Liguori” which aired every Wednesday evening on the Golf Channel for the first four years of the channel’s inception, featuring Ann interviewing the top names in sports, entertainment, music and business.

Ann’s long-running “Sports Innerview with Ann Liguori” weekly interview series is the longest running sports show, hosted, produced, owned, sold and distributed by a woman. The series featured Ann interviewing legends in sports and aired weekly on cable networks such as MSG Network and Fox Sports throughout the country from 1989-2005.

Ann’s book, “A Passion for Golf, Celebrity Musings About the Game” was published in 1997.

She currently resides in the Hamptons and hosts a weekly sports show which broadcasts in the greater Hamptons area. She also writes a column for WFAN and serves as their tennis and golf correspondent. Ann also has the Ann Liguori Foundation which raises money and awareness for cancer prevention.

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