Photo credit: Bjoern Kommerell Lindsay McCormick is a Sports Broadcaster, TV Host, and Philanthropist from Houston Texas. Throughout her 11- year career, she has had the opportunity to work for companies such, ESPN, NBC, Esquire, CBS Sports and Comcast SportsNet to a name of few....
Lindsay McCormick is a Sports Broadcaster, TV Host, and Philanthropist from Houston Texas. Throughout her 11- year career, she has had the opportunity to work for companies such, ESPN, NBC, Esquire, CBS Sports and Comcast SportsNet to a name of few. She recently spoke out against sexism in the workplace, as she described an incident involving the head of hiring talent at the NFL Network a few years ago.
“It was very difficult, and I feel the biggest challenge that I faced probably was trying to be taken seriously as a female in a male-dominated industry; especially when there were very few women in the industry 11 years ago. So, when I started, I knew that this was going to be an issue, and just like anything else in life you want to come up with a game plan. Sports was in my background. And I told myself that I needed to start thinking like a coach. I wanted to do everything I could to take the physical element out of it, and I started writing, and then I transitioned into the radio platform. Doing things that took the attention away from my look and physical attributes. I chose to build my credibility through publications such as ESPN The Magazine, NFL Column with Esquire and then doing radio shows.”
“I had a show on Comcast called ‘The Fan’ that was simulcasted on ESPN Radio. The way I really kept up with all the stats and player movement was to do these radio shows. That is the way I fought those challenges. But I still face difficulties today. I was scheduled to work with a major company around Super Bowl, and everyone signed off on it and reserved dates, but it fell through due to a female executive. She said, “No, our male fans will not believe that a woman knows sports.” I thought
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