Other Female Sportscasters – Part 1

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Erin Andrews

This ex-Gators Dazzler dancer works for ESPN, where she began as a reporter for the network’s NHL coverage. Since joining the ESPN family, she’s since added college basketball, college football, and Major League Baseball to To Do list. Readers of Playboy magazine voted her “America’s Sexiest Sportscaster” in 2007, and Erin has also appeared as a contestant on Dancing With The Stars. I have always been impressed by the numerous different looking hair styles Erin “sports”. It wasn’t until my wife pointed out that most likely she was wearing wigs, and then showed my some wigs by Jon Renau at an online wig store that looked very similar, that I finally got it. I am still amazed how Jon Renau wigs look so realistic. I can remember seeing women wearing very obviously “wiggy” wigs when I was a young kid growing up in NYC. As my wife patiently explained to me the manufacturer of Jon Renau wigs is celebrated as one of the leaders in wig designs for their innovation in fine quality, color, and outstanding craftsmanship. She then educated me on the fine points of the differences among tipped, highlighted, streaked, shaded and blended colors. I now spend some of my time when I see a woman with a perfectly great looking hair style to see if she is wearing a wig or not. I still can’t tell via the TV screen if Erin is always wearing a wig. But just notice how often her hairdo changes.

Lindsay Soto

Lindsay Soto is a regular on the Fox Sports Network. She’s a California native and got her start writing about sports as her high school year book’s sports editor. At Fox Sports Net, she covers most Los Angeles-based teams, including USC football.

Hazel Mae

Mae was born in the Philippines, and is one of the New England’s most beloved sportscasters. Red Sox fans nominated her to be the very first president of Red Sox Nation. Coming soon: Mae will be the on-air face of the MLB Network.

Jump ahead to the present. Here it is 2019 and Mae has been delivering sports news and updates to North Americans since 2001. She’s covered and reported on the NHL and MLB – including two World Series titles for the Boston Red Sox. Career highlights include being a Rogers Sportsnet News anchor, as well as lead anchor on Sportsdesk for the New England Sports Network (NESN) in Boston, MA. In 2008, she ventured to New York City to help launch the MLB network, but eventually returned home to Toronto, Canada where she resumed her role with Sportsnet as well as appearing on Blue Jays Central, a pre-game broadcast show. Thank you Forbes for the background info. Back in 2004, my Mom loved the fact there was a female newscaster who covered both the Boston Red Sox and the Boston Bruins. This was when Mae was working in Boston as the anchor for NESN’s SportsDesk. Her duties at SportsDesk included hosting roles for a show centered on the Boston Red Sox and the Boston Bruins, eventually leaving the station in 2008. Now she in Canada where she works on the Sportsnet broadcasts of Toronto Blue Jays games. During Mae’s time in Boston my mother was going through a bad patch with her drinking out of control. She was unsuccessful with treatments at a rehab center and failed miserably at the 12 step program with abstinence that AA requires. She felt really bummed out and a failure since she couldn’t ever seem to find a solution to her drinking. Looking back at that time none of us realized that the success rate for AA and other residential 12 step treatment programs is about 10%. Searching for a medical therapy to stop drinking became an obsession for me. Recently I learned about the drug Baclofen and how doctors in Europe have been prescribing baclofen as the primary treatment for people who drink excessively. Unlike 12 step programs in the US that require abstinence such as AA , doctors in Europe are trying a new approach. They say that alcoholism is not a disease, but a symptom of a larger psychological issue. My Mom is now a LifeBac client and following their program which includes both pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy. Initial clinical trials show that Baclofen has a 65% success rate for treatment-resistant alcoholics, allowing them to return to low- or medium-risk drinking. That’s right, this treatment doesn’t require abstinence, although my mother is hoping to stop all drinking. To distract my Mom while her body was adjusting to the titration process required for using Baclofen, we watched a lot of baseball. The Red Soxs are, of course, her favorite baseball team, but since she likes listening to Hazel Mae on Sportsnet, we also watch the Toronto BlueJays.

Amber Wilson

Amber first burst onto the scene as a fantasy football commentator on CBS Sportsline. She’s now with the website Open Sports. Like Erin Andrews, she’s an ex-Gator Dazzler, and again like Erin, Amber really knows her stuff.

Krista Voda

In the realm of auto-racing sportscasting, Krista Voda governs like a queen. She’s a NASCAR pit reports on Fox, along with providing hosting duties of NCTS Setup on the SPEED Channel.

Ines Sainz

Ines is a former Miss Spain, and she works for Mexican television conducting sideline interviews. She’s known for two things: really tight pants and kissing the ball players after interviews.

Lisa Guerrero
Lisa began her professional sports career as a Los Angeles Rams cheerleader. She also dabbled as a soap actress before moving into sports reporting. The Los Angeles Times actually named her “the hardest working sports reporter” and she’s best known for being co-host of The Best Damn Sports Show Period. She left that show in 2003, and is now a correspondent on Inside Edition. At the age of 41 in 2006, she posed for Playboy.

Sara Carbonero
This is the reason you should get into soccer if you are not already guys. Sara may be a fresh face here in America but to European fans she is already well known. She gets some attention for her looks but don’t be fooled she has also earned her journalistic chops when she scored an exclusive with David Villa, a high profile players many reporters coveted an interview with.

Erin Sharoni
Making her debut in sports broadcasting in 2010 as a sideline reporter for St. Johns basketball she may be new to the field but you can expect her to make a big splash so to speak. This broadcaster is also a dancer, personal trainer, nutrician consultant, fitness competitor & United States Junior Olympic swim coach.

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