Born in Harlow, Essex, England, Georgie Thompson studied broadcast journalism at the University of Leeds. Landing a job at British sports networks, she went on to cover the A1 Grand Prix, the Grand Prix Masters, the Speedway World Cup, the America’s Cup, and the 2011 Wimbledon Championships.
On Comcast’s British program “Sky Sports News,” she served as a presenter. She went to Fox Sports in 2013 as a panelist on Regis Philbin’s show “Crowd Goes Wild.”
Athlete and sports reporter Sarah Spain played track at Cornell University and graduated with a degree in English. She worked as a reporter for Fox Sports Net and WGN in Chicago as well as the Big Ten Network. In 2010, ESPN brought her on board, and she appeared on many sports shows.
Spain is a columnist at espnw.com, an ESPN host for radio and television, and a “SportsCenter” contributor. She was in “More Than Mean,” a short video raising awareness about the "me too" movement, and it won a 2016 Peabody Award.
Rachel Nichols graduated from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in 1995. She is a sports reporter and an anchor for ESPN. She has her own show called “The Jump,” covering news and stories from the NBA and hosting a panel of NBA athletes.
Nichols has several accolades and was widely appreciated for taking a tough round of questioning to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. ESPN praised her as “the country’s most impactful and prominent female sports journalist.” “Esquire,” “Hollywood Reporter,” and “Sports Illustrated” have all featured her prominent position in the sports media industry.
Kristen Berset was born and raised in Florida and graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in telecommunications. She was crowned Miss Florida USA in 2004 and finished as a semi-finalist in the Miss USA competition.
She worked as a news anchor on WJHG in Panama City and co-hosted fishing competitions on the “Professional Tarpon Tournament Series.” In 2017, Berset was awarded the Ted Yates Award “Profile of Courage” award for journalists who have shown bravery on the job after surviving cancer. Today she is a sports anchor and host of Great Day Washington on WUSA 9.
American sports reporter Sam Ryan is a sports anchor at WABC-TV in New York, the weekend “Eyewitness News” program. She graduated from Hofstra University in communications and started on the radio with ABC.
The Emmy Award-winning local broadcaster was hired at ESPN in 2003 and CBS Sports in 2006. By 2011, she joined MLB Network as a host and reporter. With MLB Network, she was on “The Rundown,” “Quick Pitch,” and “provided on-air reports from the field.