Category: Sports Broadcasting

Sexual Harassment...and What I've Learned #MeToo

Sexual Harassment...and What I've Learned #MeToo
sex·u·al ha·rass·ment /ˈsɛkʃ(əw)əl həˈræsmənt/ noun uninvited and unwelcome verbal or physical behavior of a sexual nature especially by a person in authority toward a subordinate (such as an employee or student) Source: Merriam-Webster Dictionary Online The day of reckoning for sexual harassment perpetrators is clearly here. Starting with Bill Cosby, then Fox TV’s Roger Ailes,... Read more »

Chicago Bandits Announce Partnership with WCGO-AM 1590

Chicago Bandits Announce Partnership with WCGO-AM 1590
For the first time since the mid-2000’s, a women’s sports team will be heard over Chicago’s airwaves, as the Chicago Bandits announced they will partner with 1590 WCGO Chicago for the upcoming season. Based in Evanston, 1590 WCGO will broadcast all Chicago Bandits games, home and away, during the 2016 campaign. The 2015 NPF Champion... Read more »

'Mean Tweets' begets #MoreThanMean and meaner tweets toward women in sports

'Mean Tweets' begets #MoreThanMean and meaner tweets toward women in sports
As a woman who’s been fighting for my own place in sports reporting for the past 20+ years, I was extremely surprised at the reaction of the men who read the ‘Mean Tweets’ received by my friends and sisters in sports broadcasting,  WSCR-AM 670 Sports Anchor Julie DiCaro and ESPN Sports Anchor Sarah Spain. If... Read more »
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Erin Andrews--it could have happened to me

Erin Andrews--it could have happened to me
Hearing the oh-so-creepy testimony coming out of Fox Sports’ Erin Andrews trial, and the final verdict ($55 million awarded to Andrews), I can’t help but think about my own experiences, traveling to different cities to cover sports events and even to do my job. I was without a car from 2008-2012, and at the time,... Read more »

New White Sox Announcer Living The Dream

New White Sox Announcer Living The Dream
(NOTE: This article first appeared in the Des Plaines Valley News, in connection with the White Sox convention) Born 10 weeks premature, with a mild case of cerebral palsy, new White Sox broadcaster and Homewood native Jason Benetti never let it stop him from achieving his dreams. The lifelong White Sox fan will do play-by-play... Read more »

Thoughts on Jessica Mendoza as ESPN's MLB analyst

Jessica Mendoza: You are a sports pioneer. A glass-shatterer. And I salute you! I covered Jessica Mendoza during her NPF days with the USSA Pride as they battled with Chicago Bandits for the Cowles Cup Championship in 2011 at the Ballpark at Rosemont. I rejoiced when ESPN hired her as a sideline reporter and College World Series analyst. For... Read more »
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A 'Britt McHenry' moment in my life

A 'Britt McHenry' moment in my life
I remember my first time getting ‘recognized’ when I didn’t look or feel my best. Mercifully, it wasn’t caught on camera..otherwise, who knows? I might have the same reputation to repair now as ESPN’s Britt McHenry. She’s due to come off suspension this week for her tirade against an employee of the towing company that... Read more »

To 670 The Score: We Saw Your Boobs

To 670 The Score: We Saw Your Boobs
There’s something wrong in this world when, heartfelt apologies aside, the Score 670 anchors Dan Bernstein and Matt Spiegel deserved to be suspended for their viral rants about the ‘giant boobs’ and  dubious talents of Comcast Sportsnet Chicago reporter Aiyana Cristal. As reported in the New York Daily News: “Dan Bernstein and Matt Spiegel, hosts... Read more »

End the Boys Club on Sports Radio, Part 2

End the Boys Club on Sports Radio, Part 2
Now that it’s 2015, will an innovative sports radio programmer take a chance on a woman host…or co-host, for that matter? Following the demise of 87.7 The Game, the low-powered sports talker owned by WGN Broadcasting, media critic Robert Feder announced some of the hosts would be replacing their long-running ‘Sports Central’ program. Knowing that... Read more »
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Top Five Most Influential Women in Sports 2014

As we bid goodbye, here’s a shout-out to all who made a difference in the field of women in sports 2014, both on and off the field. The following individuals represent the glass-shattering, boundary-breaking events that define greatness anywhere and anytime in sports. 1) Mo’ne Davis: “I never thought at the age of 13 I’d... Read more »