By Richard Deitsch
November 24, 2013
Andrea Kremer and Michelle Beadle feel women sports journalists are criticized in ways men are not.

Debating role of women in sports media (cont.)

Michele Tafoya has demonstrated the influence sideline reporters have on Sunday Night Football.
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Jim Rome has given women opportunities to be opinion-makers, says journalist Amy K. Nelson.
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CBS wants Dan Marino to share some of what he learns as part of a new group assessing the Dolphins.
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5k. Earlier this month I wrote about SportsCenter using celebrities and non-traditional choices as anchors and how viewers should look for such one-time assignments to continue given the ratings boost. Last Tuesday six-time NASCAR sprint champion Jimmie Johnson become the first athlete ever to guest host the show. The result? The Tuesday 6 p.m. ET show drew 931,021 viewers, up 22 percent from the average (760,448) so far this fall for the time slot.

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