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ESPN broadcaster Beth Mowins to go where only 1 woman has ever gone before

May 16, 2017

ESPN announcer Beth Mowin is expected to write some “herstory” this fall when she is set to become the second woman to ever deliver a play-by-play call for a regular season NFL game. According to a report by Sports Illustrated, she will be announcing the September 11 game between the San Diego Chargers and Denver Broncos. Mowins will be the first woman to perform such duties in a generation. NBC’s Gayle Sierens is the only women to have ever handled play-by-play duties for an NFL game back in 1987. Mowins has been with ESPN as a play-by-play commentator since 1994, having called numerous sporting events, including the Women’s College World Series for more than 20 years, and various college football games since 2005.

Read the full story at The Los Angeles Times.

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