This week I turned the page on what I once thought would be my lifelong career. But before I completely close the book on my sports broadcasting career, I wanted to look back at my amazing journey...
It all started with a dream. I dreamt that one day I would be the next big female sports reporter, breaking stories and owning the sidelines. So I began my road to the big leagues at the #4 sports market in the country, San Francisco.
My first semester at San Francisco State University I started an internship at ABC-7 that quickly turned into a freelance sports producer role at the ripe age of 21. It was one of the most challenging and most exciting times of my life. I got to go out to the games and interview the players, write stories, and sit in the big chair during the live broadcast. The control room can be one crazy place, but I learned to thrive in that fast-paced environment. I loved it.
This picture was my first big break. See the mic on the right side? Ya, that's me. This shot made the front of yahoo! sports.
Me in action on the sidelines.
Moments before I interviewed Clint Eastwood at Pebble Beach. Clint Eastwood knowing my name is definitely a highlight of my career.
My first superstar moment. I attended Big Papi's event during the MLB All-Star game festivities in San Francisco.
My time at ABC was awesome, but when I caught wind that Comcast Sportsnet was going to launch a big-time network, I jumped at the first opportunity I got. So I took a job as a Production Assistant. My very first full-time job. Before long I was promoted to an Associate Producer where I got to write highlights, produce feature shows, and even produce live pre and postgame shows. A highlight of my time here was producing "All A's" which is the magazine show of my favorite team. Unreal. Who gets to do that? And I am very proud to be the very first female producer of a live show in the history of Comcast Sportsnet California. For the A's. I will own that forever. And I won't ever forget hanging out in the A's and Giants dugouts, stepping foot on the race track at Infineon, and standing on the sideline during the opening ceremonies of the Raiders & 49ers games.
The memories are endless.
The memories are endless.
I got to sit in the press box with a pretty nice view...
...and worked at the park long after the bright lights went out.
I've spent a good portion of my life in an edit bay. One of the best things to come out of my time at CSN was meeting one of my very best friends, Marisa.
The view from my desk during our annual Authentic BBQ.
We got to take pictures with the Sharks' olympic medals.
And as much as I dislike the Giants, it was pretty awesome to cover their World Series run. It was a crazy ride that I will never forget!
One of my favorite days... we got to play kickball at AT&T Park. It.was.awesome.
I made it onto the sidelines, but as a producer instead of a reporter.
Another one of my favorite moments...working the red carpet at the "Moneyball" premiere.
On set with my friend Jaymee Sire.
Some of my press passes from over the years.
I am so glad that I got to share a lot of my cool sports experiences with Corey. We've gone to many games including our very first professional hockey game...
And Corey got to meet one of his lifelong idols...former Raider Bill Romanowski.
But of all my amazing experiences, my favorite thing about Comcast Sportsnet is the friendships I made. Don't know what I would do without my Comcast girls. We've stuck together through it all, and I will always love these ladies.
It's been fun. It's been really fun. I made so many memories and friendships that will last me a lifetime. So glad I started on this journey... but you never know where it will take you. Now I'm on to the next!