Virtual Meeting with Christine Brennan, Feb. 10, 2021
Christine Brennan is an award-winning national sports columnist for USA Today, a commentator for CNN, ABC News, PBS NewsHour and NPR, and a best-selling author. She has been named one of the country’s top 10 sports columnists three times by the Associated Press Sports Editors, and she has covered the last 18 Olympic Games, Summer and Winter.
Last March, Brennan was named the winner of the prestigious Red Smith Award, presented annually to a person who has made “major contributions to sports journalism.”
She was the first female sportswriter at The Miami Herald in 1981 and the first woman to cover the Washington Football Team as a staff writer at The Washington Post in 1985. She was the first president of the Association for Women in Sports Media and started a scholarship-internship program that has supported more than 175 female students over the past two decades.
Brennan is the author of seven books. Her 2006 sports memoir, Best Seat in the House, is the only father-daughter memoir written by a sports journalist. And her 1996 national best-seller on figure skating, Inside Edge, was named one of the top 100 sports books of all time by Sports Illustrated.
Follow Christine Brennan on Twitter @cbrennansports or christinebrennan.com