This journalist’s entry into the world of sports broadcasting was not through sports or sports broadcasting, but through mainstream journalism. Salters was one of the reporters working for WBAL-TV based in Baltimore that covered the O.J. Simpson Trial. Only in 2000, Salters joined ESPN. She worked in both the roles of co-producer and sideline reporter on “Monday Night Football.” Eight years later, she received a nomination for a Sports Emmy Award.
With ESPN, she also covered major sporting events such as the 2002 FIFA World Cup and the 2004 Olympic Games. In fact, during the former event, Salters made a bit of a boo-boo, by letting slip the US National Team’s starting line-up. Salters has been forgiven and become the full-time solo reporter for “Monday Night Football.”
With a career in sports reporting beginning in 1993 and ending in 2022, Michele Tafoya was just one year shy of having thirty years in the business of sports reporting. On January 11, 2022, Tafoya finally called it quits. However, she went out with a bang, as she departed from NBC after reporting on the Super Bowl.
Tafoya, who is of Hispanic descent, was born in California. She studied mass communications at the University of California, but, interestingly, did her Master’s in business administration. She first started coverage of the football team, Minnesota Vikings, but over the years she covered everything from football to tennis to basketball. Throughout her career, she received five Sports Emmy Awards. When January 11, 2022 finally came it was a sad day for sports broadcasting.
You are more likely to know this name from being inside the basketball court than from its sidelines, but the legendary Cheryl Miller did serve as a sideline reporter for a short time. Cheryl Miller comes from a family oozing talent in sports. Her brother, Reggie Miller, played for the Indiana Pacers.
Cheryl Miller made her sporting family proud when she joined the college basketball team, the USC Trojans football. Miller served as a forward on the team and brought her team crucial victories allowing them to win the NCAA championships in 1983 and 1984. Later, she also played for the USA National Women’s Basketball Team. Years later, she took to coaching, but for a short period, she became a sideline reporter for basketball games on TNT Sports and NBA TV.
This sports journalist and reporter has quite an interesting background. Although she made history with fellow sports reporter Hannah Storm by becoming the first all-women’s booth to provide coverage on men’s sports, Kremer’s educational background is not in sports. In fact, it is in ballet. During her university days, Kremer became a ballerina and had performances at the Philadelphia Civic Ballet Company.
Then, her career seemingly took quite a turn as she joined Pennsylvania’s largest weekly newspaper, “Main Line Chronicle” as a sports editor. From there, Kremer has only gone from strength to strength as she covered major sporting events such as the 2008 Olympics, 2010 Winter Olympics, and the Super Bowl in February 2009. In 2018, she joined Storm to become the all-women team calling on an NFL game.
For over a decade, Jane Slater has caught the eye of the camera. Not only because of her brilliant smile and on-screen poise, but for her excellent reporting, Slater has made a name for herself in sideline reporting. Slater is a native of Texas so it goes without saying that she will cover Dallas Cowboys matches. Sometimes, however, her work takes her to cover NFL games of the New Orleans Saints and Tennessee Titans.
Though Slater has been a steady reporter for more than a decade, she had to work her way up with a lot of hard work. First, she did a double major which she obtained in 2004. Later, she had to make appearances with local television stations. During these appearances, the NFL finally noticed Slater.