Posts Tagged ‘female sports reporters’

Being a female sports reporter is a tough job.  Women have to deal with things men never would.  Granted it’s a 2 way street, because we don’t have to deal with their problems, but the men bring those problems upon themselves.  If a girl is pretty & a sports reporter, she has to go in the locker room & deal with what is handed to her.  This is what happened recently to a Mexican TV reporter, Ines Sainz (a former Miss Spain & bikini model).  She was in the NY Jets locker room waiting for Mark Sanchez because he is of Mexican descent & has become very popular with the Mexican audience.  While in there, some of the players made comments to her that were inappropriate.  Other reporters noticed & made a big deal about it so Jets owner Woody Johnson apologized to her.  She said she didn’t think anyone acted wrong because obviously it’s something she has become accustomed to & it’s not out of the ordinary.

It takes a lot more for a woman to be taken seriously as a sports journalist then it does for a man.  People always say how “she must’ve slept her way to the top” or “she’s only there because she’s hot” or “she deserved it with that outfit on.”  In some cases I agree, that is probably true & I’ve even said those things.  FOX-5 sports reporter Andy Adler in NY, for example knows nothing about sports & her interviews with athletes are basically just her flirting with them.  She was a former entertainment reporter & I guess FOX decided they needed someone better to look at for their broadcasts so moved her to sports to boost their ratings.

Athletes & fans are always giving women reporters a hard time even though a lot of them are really good at their job.  We all heard about Erin Andrews stalker.  And even though NESN field reporter Heidi Watney is supposedly dating Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek, she knows her stuff.  Clinton Portis weighed in on the Ines Sainz situation & said “I think you put women reporters in the locker room in positions to see guys walking around naked, and you sit in the locker room with 53 guys…I know you’re doing a job, but at the same time, the same way I’m gonna cut my eye if I see somebody worth talking to, I’m sure they do the same thing.” The NFL scolded Portis on these comments, saying they are offensive but all the same, it’s probably nothing they haven’t heard before.  A few years ago, Terrell Owens wouldn’t give an interview to anyone but Ms. Sainz & this is the video. you judge for yourself…