Actress Olivia Munn is a former sideline reporter for college football and women’s basketball. She might tap into that experience for her latest project.
Munn is executive producing a TV drama for the CW about a 1970s TV reporter hired to be one of the first on-air female sportscasters in New York City.
details via The Hollywood Reporter:
“Set in 1974, the drama revolves around a young journalist who gets hired by an ambitious New York news programming chief as a publicity stunt to be one of the first female on-air sports reporters. She then has to learn to navigate gender politics in front of and behind the camera at a time when women were literally not even allowed in the press box.”
There’s still politics in 2015. 90% of sports news media is comprised of white males.