There are many stereotypes that go along with any job, but primarily with female sportscasters. Jobs in sports are seen as a mans job, so when women are in these positions they are more times than not not taken seriously. Over the years we have seen a huge increase in the number of women we have in sports writing and reporting jobs and I think that is because women are proving they can be taken seriously in a prominent male industry. In the future I hope to eventually become a female sports broadcaster and break the stereotype that goes along this job. I hope that by the end of this term i can find resources from female sports writers and reporters how they have become successful.
Here I have compiled a list of female sports broadcasters and writers.
Erin Andrews is currently a sports broadcaster for FOX Sports and used to work for ESPN as a reporter for College Gameday. Erin is one of the most famous female sportscasters who has covered a wide variety of sports events over her long career.
The Association for Women in Sports Media
AWSM was founded in 1987 and is an association for women who are in sports media related careers or wish to pursue such career. Their main purpose is to place women is career and internship fields that can help lead to them a future in sports media. The website has a blog that writes about opportunities for future writers/reporters, internships, events and their national convention.
Jamie is a female sports reporter for Comcast Sportsnet Northwest and over games from a variety of sports in the Pacific Northwest.
Samantha Steele is currently a ESPN sports reporter and writer. She works on College Gameday, Thursday Night Football and Super Tuesday College Basketball.
By: Aleecia Moss