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Bonnie Bernstein was named by the American Sportscasters Association as one of the top women sportscasters in her field. After spending 17 years covering some of the nation's most prestigious sporting events on-air for ESPN and CBS, Bonnie now is the VP of Content and Brand Development and the face of Campus Insiders.
Prior to Campus Insiders, Bonnie worked eight years for ESPN, hosting several high profile shows including NFL Live, Outside the Lines, Jim Rome is Burning and First Take. On radio she hosted New York Football Live, Sunday Night Baseball among other shows. She is currently the lone female fill-in host for The Dan Patrick Show.
Prior to ESPN she spent eight years at CBS where she was the Lead Reporter for NFL and the NCAA Men's Basketball Championships. She contributed features for NFL Today and anchored various CBS sports shows. During Super Bowl XXXVIII, Bernstein became the first sideline reporter to serve as both a network TV (CBS) and network radio (West Wood One) correspondent on the same broadcast.
Bernstein joined ESPN in 1995 as its Chicago Bureau chief. Prior to her initial work at ESPN, she was the first female weekday sports anchor at KRNV-TV in Reno, Nevada. Bonnie's very first job was News and Sports Director in Lewes, DE. at WXJN-FM.
Bonnie graduated Magna Cum Laude from University of Maryland's Merrill College of Journalism. She was also a college gymnast and a four-time Academic All-American.
Jane Chastain made history as one of the nation's first female sportscasters. She spent 17 years covering sports on television. In 1966 she was the first female sports reporter allowed on the field for a National League Baseball team (covering the Atlanta Braves), She was also the first woman allowed in the NASCAR pits. In 1974, she became the first woman in an NBA basketball locker room where she interviewed the Portland Trailblazers.
In 1963 Jane began her career making football predictions as Coach Friday for Atlanta's WAGA-TV. In 1967 she moved to Raleigh-Durham, NC where she covered sports for WRAL. In 1969 Chastain moved to Miami and worked for the CBS affiliate WTVJ-TV. In Miama she sent from three feature sports stories a week to anchoring the top sports news show in the market, with a record of 10 news stories in one day. In Miama she also worked with an independent producer on "The Jane Chastain Show-Everything You've Always Wanted to Know About Sports but Were Afraid to Ask, a series of 195 90 second vignettes which were inserted in local news programs in 88 of the nation's top television stations.
In 1974 CBS hired Chastain as the first woman to broadcast sports on a regular basis for a network. She covered teh NFL, NBA, the Cotton Bowl, the Sun Bowl, the Pan Am Games goft and tennis. Ater a one year contract with CBS, she returned to Miami for a year, then moved to Los Angeles where she anchored sports for KABC-Tv until leaving sports in 1978. Lesley Visser, another long-term female sportscaster says of Chastain, "She's our Jackie Robinson.)
Elinor Kaine-Penna is one of the first female sportswriters to cover pro-football in the 1960's. Kaine is most famous for not getting into the Yale Bowl pressbox on August 18, 1969 at the New York Jets 37-14 exhibition victory over the NY Giants. Miss Kaine went to court before officials would allow her to cover the game from the pressbox with 356 male writers and broadcasters. Yale granted persmission, but when Miss Kaine arrived she was seated in an auxiliary lower section. The picture of her pressbox rejection was circulated in newspapers all over the world, and she was quoted as saying, "A lot of men came down at halftime to say hello."
A 1957 Smith College graduate, Kaine's columns, Line Back, Football Broadside and A Woman's Angle, appeared in newspapers all over the country. She also had columns in the game programs of eight pro football teams. In 1969 Macmillan published her book, Pro Football Broadside.
Kaine appeared twice on the popular game show "What's my Line". From 1969-1971 she did the Sunday Pre-Game show before NFL games on CBS with Pat Summerall and Jack Whitaker. She left sportwriting in 1971 when she married and moved to France.
John Steadman, Sports Editor for Baltimore News-America said of Kaine, "She can gather more inside information without venturing inside a single locker room than J. Edgar Hoover, Walter Winchell and Louella Parsons combined."
And John Crittenden, Sports Editor, Miami News said, "Elinor Kaine is the Tokyo Rose of Pro Football."
Carly Reichert Blake is a Communications major out of The College of New Jersey. Upon graduation, Carly moved to California where she was a production assistant, post production coordinator and director's assistant on television shows ER, The West Wing, Third Watch and Monk. Her production responsibilities included talent relations, aiding Assistant Directors in running first team and background, liason to all production departments, and production assistance of all post production dubbing, ADR and credits.
When Carly returned to New Jersey, she was hired by MSG Varsity as a media trainer. Carly was promoted to Production Manager of Content Development in August of 2011. She works as a coordinator with the producers of HS Life, Student News and the Student Director's Cut, as well as the color analyst for MSG Varsity Softball. She also worked as a production coordinator for MSG Varsity's Talent Show and was an Associate Producer for MSG Varsity's V-Awards.
Carly currently works for Cablevision, Optimum network and Local Programming. She co-produces Neighborhood Journal, a regional program in the tri-state. She also produces and edits PSA's for all of Cablevision. Carly has been nominated for 3 Emmy Awards. Two for her work as a production coordinator on the Talent Show and one for being an Associate Producer on the V-Awards.
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Women are taking over sports, you are seeing them on the field, during broadcasts, coaching , General Managers as well as in the Owners box.
Dr. Donna Lopiano is the former Chief Executive Officer of the Women's Sports Foundation (1992-1997) and was named one of "The 10 Most Powerful Women in Sports" by Fox Sports. The Sporting News has repeatedly listed her as on of "The 100 Most Influential People in Sports." She has been nationally and internationally recognized for her leadership advocating for gender equality in sports by the International Olympic Committee, the NCAA, the National Associatio
Betty Caywood is an American sportscaster. She was one of the first female Major League Baseball broadcasters, providing color commentary on radio and television broadcasts for the Kansas City Athletics in September , 1964. Caywood previously worked as a weather reporter on a Chicago television station. On September 16, 1964, Caywood was hired by Athletics' owner Charles Finley to provide a female perspective on the games. Caywood provided color commentary while Monte Moore and George Bryson provided the play-by-play. She did not return to the broadcasts in 1965.
Michele Himmelberg blazed a trail for female sports journalists, working for equal access in the NFL. She is credited for opening the San Francisco 49'ers locker room to women. She is also co-founder of the Association for Women in Sports Media. Michele began her career as a sportswriter with assignments covering the NFL, NBA, and the Olympics. Her awards include "Best Sports Story of the Year" from the California Newspaper Publishers' Association in 1991 and the Pioneer Awar
What happens when you put, the "Mad Scientist" of Sports Talk in Nick Ficorelli, and "The Sports Diva" Pamela Michele - you get 2 hours of action-packed, fun-filled, and sometimes, intense Sports Talk Radio. Join "The Diva" and "The Mad Scientist of Sports Talk" as they breakdown all the weekly sporting events, tackle the hard topics, interview all sorts of guests, and more lunacy than you can ever listen to. TSC SATURDAY NIGHT - ARE YOU READY!!!!
Tonight is our 2nd annual "Ladies Night" episode, as we celebrate women and sports. Listen to each of our guests and show why they are the best at their craft. They will tell their stories on how they got to be where they are, what inspired them, and more.
Here are the guests for our Ladies Night Special for this Saturday night - Sharona Fabulosa and Lisa Johnson of NFL Female, NASCAR Writer Kristin Schneider and NASCAR Writer/Podcaster Kate Moss of CLNS NASCAR, Fantasy Football Royalty Allie Fontana and Liz Loza, and AllSportsX Radio's Michelle X.
Katie Hnida is a pioneer in the world of sports, being the first woman to play and score points in a NCAA Div. I footballball game. Katie's football career began at Chatfield Senior High School in Littleton, CO, where she played varsity football for four years. As a senior, she was named Colorado Sportswoman of the Year as well as Teen People Magazine's "Number One Teen Most Likely to Change the World." After high school Katie attended the University of Colorado, where she be
Join me as I interview Joanne C. Gerstner. Joanne is a staff writer for espnW.com. She is an award-winning sports writer having covered the Olympics, NBA and college sports. Her work regularly appears in the New York Times, USA Today and Detroit News. Gerstner was AWSM president in 2005. We will cover topics such as: differences in sports broadcast jobs available to women on television; the different levels of expectation of beauty and competence in each job.
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