How Did Pro Football Talk's 2002 "WORST WOMEN TELEVISION REPORTERS IN THE NFL" Nominees Turn Out? | Bob's Blitz

How Did Pro Football Talk's 2002 "WORST WOMEN TELEVISION REPORTERS IN THE NFL" Nominees Turn Out?

Gene Amadao put together a feature for Pro Football Talk in January of 2002 titled THE WORST WOMEN TELEVISON REPORTERS IN THE NFL. The misogyny was quite interesting and the thinly veiled anti-semitism was a bit of a surprise.

We were curious how the ladies were doing today. So we took a look back:

6. Jillian Barberie, Fox. Our best hope is that Jillian accidentally will conclude that the Prestone products she peddles are really lime Kool-Aid -- and that she'll down a bottle or two (and maybe she'll also offer some to Bradshaw, a la Jim Jones)...

Married former Marine sniper Grant Reynolds. Continues on both the Los Angeles-based morning show Good Day L.A., and on Fox Sports as the weatherperson on Fox NFL Sunday.

5. Suzy Kolber, ESPN. Suzy's telephone operator headset is a great complement to her Babs Streisand features, and we like how she wears turtlenecks in August in order to cover up that premature turkey waddle.

First female recipient of the Maxwell Club’s Sports Broadcaster of the Year Award in 2006. Named to Sports Business Daily’s 2004 list of the 10 favorite sports TV personalities of the past 10 years.

4. Pam Oliver, Fox. Medical Fact: Pam's head weighs more than the rest of her body.

Won Ebony Magazine's Outstanding Woman in Journalism award.

3. Bonnie Bernstein, CBS. Used to be fat ("Bon-Bon Bernstein") and is now thin ("Bonnie Beanpole"). In her chunky days, no one bothered to tell her to change her surname to something more broadly appealing.

Graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Maryland. Provides media consulting services through her company, Velvet Hammer Media. Current co-host of New York Football Live on 1050 ESPN, national co-spokesperson deep vein thrombosis awareness.

2. Melissa Stark, ABC. Melissa represents the new wave of the NFL sideline reporter: female, thin (i.e., anorexic goal post) and extremely misinformed when it comes to football matters.

Joined NBC News as a National Correspondent for The Today Show.

1. Leslie Visser, CBS. Always enjoyable: watching Leslie trying to relate to today's NFL player notwithstanding the fact she has been in broadcasting since 1953.

Was elected to the Museum of Television and Radio in 2005.

No longer surprising is PFT's continued Jenn Sterger bashing. It's just tradition.

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