Three Marquette University graduates share their experiences. A Chicago sports talk radio host was nationally scrutinized after saying some inappropriate things about a female media member. Actress and Kentucky basketball fan Ashley Judd was kissed, awkwardly, by a sports broadcaster, then subsequently was sent abusive messages from fans of a rival school on social media. With that in mind, we convened a panel of three Marquette University alumnae with prominent roles both in sports television and in social media — Trenni Kusnierek of Comcast Sportsnet New England, Jen Lada of Comcast Sportsnet Chicago and Sophia Minnaert of Fox Sports Wisconsin — to talk about the current environment. Comments have been edited for length. My reaction to what Chicago sports talk radio host Dan Bernstein said about my colleague, Aiyana, was that he owed her an apology.
Minnesota's Michele Tafoya: A sports reporter in a man's world
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Silently, the California girl vowed to stay no more than a year. Tafoya, now 52, is known worldwide for her sports reporting and Olympics coverage, yet has remained in Minnesota. Each Sunday night during the pro football season, she describes scenes the way she described spring, striking a sweet spot between concrete reporting and authentic enthusiasm to leave a viewer feeling informed, but also charmed. You want stats? Her mother, Wilma, who still lives in California, expected as much. On air, Tafoya has to bellow through the background noise, but even at home, her low alto conveys authority. Tafoya shuffles from her front door to the kitchen, her right foot still infuriatingly in a boot.
Sexism, sports and social media
Michele Tafoya Vandersall born December 17, , known professionally as Michele Tafoya , is an American sportscaster. Tafoya, born December 17, , received a B. Her parents were expecting a boy since she kicked so hard in her mother's womb. They were going to name the boy Michael John, but went with the name Michele Joan when they had a girl.
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