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Women in Sports Media: Mary Carillo

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Mary Carillo served as a late night host and Olympic correspondent for NBC at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Carillo served in the same role for the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games and in 2008 Bejiing Olympic Games.

At the 2004 Athens Games, Carillo earned critical praise in her debut as a full-time Olympic host of Bravo's coverage in addition to anchoring the USA Network's live, Grand-slam style coverage of the tennis gold medal finals. 

In 2003 Carillo joined NBC as an analyst for the network's French Open and Wimbledon's coverage teaming with John McEnroe and Ted Robinson. Carillo's candid and insightful commentary has earnedher accolades througout the industry including the distinction of being called "the sport's top analyst" by Sports Illustrated.

Carillo worked as a tennis analyst for ESPN 2003-2011 and has worked for CBS since 1986. She has also been a correspondent on HBO's "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel" since 1997. Carillo worked as both a host and analyst on Turner Sports' coverage of Wimbledon from 2000-2002 and as HBO's Wimbledon coverage from 1996-1999. Prior to ESPN, she worked for USA Network (2000-2007) and PBS (2001-2006) and MSG Network (1981-1988)

Carillo received two Peabody Awards, one for her work on the HBO documentary "Billie Jean King: Portrait of a Pioneer" and one for co-writing with Frank Deford the HBO documentary "Dare to Compete: The Struggle of Women in Sports."  She has co-written two books: Tennis My Way with Martina Navratrilova and Tennis Kinetics with Rick Einstein.

Carillo played on the professional tennis tour from 1977-1980. Teaming with John McEnroe, whom she grew up with, Carillo won the 1977 French Open mixed doubles title.