The Most Highly Acclaimed Female Sportscaster of All-Time

Only Sportscaster – Male or Female – to have Worked on the Network Broadcast of
The Final Four, The Super Bowl, the World Series, the NBA Finals, The Triple Crown, The Olympics,
the U.S. Open, and the World Figure Skating Championship

  • First Woman Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame
  • First Woman Assigned to Legendary Series – Monday Night Football
  • First Woman Assigned to a Super Bowl Sideline
  • First and Only Woman to Handle a Super Bowl Trophy Presentation
  • First Woman Sportscaster to Carry the Olympic Torch
  • First Woman on the NBA Finals (1984 – the Iconic Celtics-Lakers Series, CBS)
  • First Woman on the Final Four (1989, CBS)
  • First Woman on the World Series (1990, CBS)
  • First Woman on NFL 100 All-Time Greatest TV and Radio Voices (No. 17)
  • First Woman Honored as a Lombardi Fellow
  • First Woman NFL Analyst on both Radio (Westwood One Monday Night Football, 2002) and Television (Miami Dolphins, 2009)
  • First Woman Sportscaster to win the Newseum Award for Lifetime Excellence, First given to Walter Cronkite.
  • First and Only Woman to win the Billie Jean King “Outstanding Journalist Award”
  • Voted to Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame
  • Voted to Sports Writers Hall of Fame
  • Named a Muhammad Ali “Daughter of Greatness”
  • Named one of the Ten Pioneers of Women’s Sports by USA Today
  • Named one of the 100 Luminaries in the History of CBS
  • Voted the No. 1 Female Sportscaster of All-Time
  • On the Board of the V Foundation for Cancer Research for more than 20 years

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