Over ten years ago, Beth Mowins became the first woman to call a nationally televised college football game.
She has been the play-by-play announcer for a number of college basketball and football games on network TV in recent years.
On Monday, Mowins again made television history. She became the first woman to be the play-by-play announcer for a national NFL broadcast. In just watching and listening to Mowins, one can tell she deserves to be where she is.
The New York State born Mowins comes by her love for sports honestly. She played college basketball at Pennsylvania, and has long had a passion for both broadcasting and athletics. She interned at a college radio station while getting a Masters degree in communications.
Yes, Mowins has knocked down some barriers. However, its a combination of talent and commitment that has brought Mowins to this point, not her gender.
Television programmers need to understand that.