But the incident also drew attention to another aspect of the sexism that women who are sportscasters confront regularly: that of the carefully constructed, perfectly feminine, never-too-threatening image that seems to be such a requirement of the job. Consider that, before the recent Cam Newton incident, Rodrigue could hardly be considered a household name. Nor has Rodrigue appeared on any magazine covers wearing a bikini or a green bustier crop top and bodycon miniskirt , as has the popular Erin Andrews who recently made headlines for wearing a sequin blazer on the field. Open network broadcasts. Regardless of what women in sports media have achieved since they began covering athletics in , it seems as though the most well-known figures remain those not with Emmy Awards or Hall of Fame honors, but those with magazine spreads in Maxim or Playboy. The first female sportscaster, Phyllis George, began her career as Miss America Academics and researchers have long studied what happens when women enter the hyper-masculine world of sports. Washington Post Nationals reporter Chelsea Janes can attest to, at the very least, being mistaken for the first. When I asked to go to Wrigley, cab driver asked if I was a cheerleader. Said yes this time.
59. Wendi Nix – ESPN
Well, not completely, as most if not all of the women on this list have more to offer than just their looks. They are accomplished and successful businesswomen who are just as serious about their careers as they are about looking good on camera. Here is a list of ten of the sexiest female sportscasters in the biz.
60. Natasha Staniszewski – TSN
It stands to reason, as these women are often covering top level athletic competitions, that they themselves, would likewise be fit. Sports journalism isn't the province of Amy Schumer or Rebel Wilson--sorry, girls. Yet even while drooling over these sportscasters bods and falling in love with their faces, you have to respect each and every one of these women listed below, as they've got to be knowledgeable in order to maintain credibility and keep their jobs. And because these women have high profile, often seasonal jobs, they have the money and means and time to travel to sunny spots to take vacations that demand bikini wear. And that works out perfectly, as they all have jobs that demand they have toned, tanned bodies, whenever they step in front of a camera!
Let's be honest. There are plenty of gorgeous women in the world of sports. Whether they're athletes, reporters or ring girls, it's great getting to take a look at these beautiful ladies.