When you watch or listen to a sports broadcast nowadays, it’s not uncommon to hear a woman doing play-by-play, color commentary or especially sideline reports. But it wasn’t always that way, and even today, women make up only a small percentage of the sportscasting ranks.
Ann Liguori was a trailblazer — a charter member of the first all-sports radio station, WFAN, where she continues to cover golf and tennis.
The occasion for our interview is news that classic episodes of Liguori’s groundbreaking show, Sports Innerview, will be coming to Hulu. Over more than 25 years, Liguori interviewed just about every major name in sports, many of whom are now gone. Today, we turn the microphone on her.