Aug Sept 2016
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ESPN Launches Radio Show Hosted by Three Women

The Trifecta

ESPN has launched the first-ever sports radio show hosted by three women, including out columnist Kate Fagan.

Fagan was a previous honoree of The Advocate’s 40 Under 40, where she was recognized for her work to highlight LGBT athletes as a writer for ESPN The Magazine, espnW, and ESPN.com.

She will now be bringing her perspective to The Trifecta, an ESPN Radio show that she will cohost alongside Jane McManus and Sarah Spain.

“I’ve been in this business almost 20 years, and it’s always been a boy’s club,” McManus said in an interview with HuffPost Sports. “Covering sports as a woman has always been about being the only woman in the room, and right now, I’m not."

Although the show will cover mainstream sports news, Fagan said it will also “incorporate new different stories about female athletes and women’s sports that nobody else is talking about.”

And in an arena where 56 percent of women identify as sports fans, but nearly all the voices covering it are male, The Trifecta hosts said their show will be a much-needed breath of fresh air.

“There is a swath of men, they just don’t like the idea of a woman talking about sports,” said Spain. “And then there’s this giant group of people, men included, who are like, ‘Oh my gosh, thank goodness this is something different.’”

Listen to the first episode here.

Tags: Sports, Women
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