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List of famous female sports commentators, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female sports commentators list contains the most prominent and top females known for being sports commentators. There are thousand of females working as sports commentators in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic sports commentators have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a sports commentator then the people below should give you inspiration.

A list made up of people like Jill Arrington and Jody Vance.

While this isn't a list of all female sports commentators, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female sports commentators?" and "Who are the best female sports commentators?"
Sarah Palin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Sports Commentators
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Sarah Louise Palin is an American politician, commentator, and author who served as the ninth Governor of Alaska, from 2006 to her resignation in 2009. As the Republican Party nominee for Vice President in the 2008 Presidential election, alongside Arizona Senator John McCain, she was the first Alaskan on the national ticket of a major political party, and the first Republican woman nominated for the Vice Presidency. Her book Going Rogue has sold more than two million copies. Since January 2010, she has provided political commentary for Fox News, and starred in a reality television show, Sarah Palin's Alaska. She was elected to the Wasilla City Council in 1992, and became Mayor of Wasilla in ...more

Age: 54

Birthplace: Sandpoint, Idaho, United States of America

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Erin Andrews is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Sports Commentators
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Erin Jill Andrews is an American sportscaster, journalist, and television personality. She currently hosts FOX College Football for Fox Sports, as well as Dancing with the Stars for ABC. Andrews was previously a co-host of College GameDay on ESPN and a contributor for Good Morning America on the ABC network. She also has an on-air presence at many major sporting events, including the Super Bowl and the World Series. ...more

Age: 39

Birthplace: Lewiston, Maine, United States of America

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Charissa Thompson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Sports Commentators
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Charissa Thompson is an American television host and sportscaster with Fox Sports 1 and NBC. She is one of the co-hosts on Fox Sports Live, and also one of the co-hosts for the syndicated entertainment news show Extra. Previously, Thompson worked for Fox Sports in her first stint, and Versus, as well as for GSN and the Big Ten Network. She was the co-host of SportsNation along with Marcellus Wiley until her departure for Fox Sports in June 2013. She became the host of Fox Sports Live on the new Fox Sports 1 network when it debuted on August 17, 2013 at 11pm. ...more

Age: 35

Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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#40 on The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN

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Hannah Storm is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Sports Commentators
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Hannah Storm is an American television sports journalist, serving as co-anchor of ESPN's SportsCenter Sunday morning with Bob Ley, and Monday-Thursday mornings with Kevin Negandhi. She was also host of the NBA Countdown pregame show on ABC as part of the network's NBA Sunday game coverage. ...more

Age: 55

Birthplace: Oak Park, Illinois, United States of America

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