Linda Cohn has long been considered a pioneer for women sportscasters. She has graced our television sets for over 25 years as one of the first full-time female sports anchors. Linda made sportscasting history by becoming the first full-time U.S. female sports anchor on a national radio network when she was hired by ABC in 1987. Upon returning to the east coast she has served as a SportsCenter anchor since joining ESPN in 1992. Her straightforward style and natural humor create an easy rapport with viewers. She had the honor of co-hosting the first-ever SportsCenter in high definition from ESPN’s then-new Digital Center on June 7, 2004. She continues her work with ESPN today. In recognition of her illustrious career she was inducted into the NSMA (National Sports Media Association) Hall of Fame in 2017.
Jack Arute is a former sportscaster for the NFL and college sports for Sirius XM Radio. Prior to that he was an auto racing pit reporter and college football sideline reporter for ESPN and ABC, and covered the Izod IndyCar Series and the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour on Versus. Today he is the president of the Stafford Motor Speedway in Connecticut. He takes us on a throwback to what broadcasting used to be mentioning the many mentors and friends he made along the way including: Mike Leach, Jim McKay, Keith Jackson, and others.
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