Interview with Donna De Varona, Olympic swimmer and sportscaster (audio)

by Amy Goodwin on April 11, 2012

Donna De Varona was dubbed in 1962 by Sports Illustrated the best all-round swimmer in the world. At 17 she retired from swimming and began a career in sportscasting. She was one of the first women to appear consistently on network telecasts. She was a sportscaster, writer and producer for 46 years. In 2000 she filed suit against ABC for wrongful termination. Although the suit was settled out of court, it raised awareness regarding ageism and sexual discrimination that exists in the world of female sportscasting.

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