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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.
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.
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 Award from AWSM in 2001. She's an alumni of the University of Southern California.
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 became the first woman to make the team and dress for a national bowl game. Katie eventually left Colorado and attended the University of New Mexico where she played three seasons. On August 30, 2004, she kicked two extra points vs. Texas State to become the first woman in NCAA history to score in a Div. 1 game. Her shoes and uniform are in the College Football Hall of Fame.
In 2005 Katie spoke out publicly about the sexual harassment and rape she endured at the University of Colorado. She has become a prominent speaker on violence against women. In addition to speaking, Katie is also the author of "Still Kicking: My Journey as the First Woman to Play Division I Football," published by Scribner in 2006. Her writing has appeared in publications such as People Magazine and Cosmopolitan.
Katie has appeared as a guest on numerous television shows including Larry King Live, The Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, ESPN and Catherine Crier Live and has been featured in various magazines and newspapers including Time, Sports Illustrated, Glamour, People, Marie Claire, The Boston Globe, The New York Times, USA Today and The Washington Post.
Katie has continued her football career, most recently becoming the first woman to play professional arena football with the Ft. Wayne Firehawks in 2010.
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."
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 Association for Girls and Women in Sports, the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletic Administrators and teh National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics. Dr. Lopiano also served for 18 years as the University of Texas at Austin Director of Women's Athletics. She is currently President of Sports Management Resources.
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.)
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.
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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.
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