Women Sportscasters

4 April 2015
This paper examines the history of female sportscasters and analyzes both sides of the credibility issue.

This paper examines how far women have advanced in the sporting presentation arena, yet how far they still need to go. The paper shows that despite anti-discrimination laws, women do still not receive full credibility and are sometimes seen as mere attraction points for men to watch the sport being covered. This paper looks at the history of women sportscasters and discusses whether they should be granted more credibility.
“Women have come a long way in sportscasting; from just another “Barbie-on-the-air” image to complement the sportscasting done by men, to today’s qualified and respected professional hired for her skills and knowledge. In this day of anti-discrimination laws and a greater acceptance of women traditional men’s roles, it would be expected that women sportscasters would enjoy the same acceptance as men in their same field. This is not the case however, and women sportscasters often face a credibility issue with their male counterparts.”
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