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Famous Female Sports Commentators

Updated June 14, 2019 17.6k views 46 items

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 ( (listen); née Heath; born February 11, 1964) is an American politician, commentator, author, and reality television personality, who served as the ninth governor of Alaska from 2006 until her resignation in 2009. As the Republican Party nominee for Vice President of the United States in the 2008 election alongside presidential nominee, Arizona Senator John McCain, she was the first Alaskan on the national ticket of a major political party and the first Republican woman selected as a vice presidential candidate. Her book Going Rogue has sold more than two million copies. She was elected to the Wasilla city council in 1992 and became mayor of Wasilla in 1996. In 2003, ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 55

Birthplace: Sandpoint, Idaho, USA

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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 (born May 4, 1978) is an American sportscaster and television personality. She hosts Dancing with the Stars for ABC and is a sideline reporter for Fox NFL.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 on Wikipedia

Age: 40

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 Jean Thompson (born May 4, 1982) is an American television host and sportscaster working for Fox Sports. Previously, Thompson worked for ESPN, 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 from ESPN 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 (the first day of Fox Sports 1). She also was one of the American hosts of Ultimate Beastmaster. From 2014 to 2017, Thompson was a co-host on the syndicated entertainment news show Extra. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 36

Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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Hannah Storm is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Sports Commentators
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Hannah Storm (born Hannah Lynn Storen, June 13, 1962) is an American television sports journalist, serving as the anchor of ESPN's SportsCenter Face to Face. She was also host of the NBA Countdown pregame show on ABC as part of the network's NBA Sunday game coverage. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 56

Birthplace: Oak Park, Illinois, United States of America

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