Booked Up with Jen Taub
February 5, 2023
In This Episode:
This week, Jen’s guest is the award-winning journalist Lisa Gurrero, on to talk about her new book Warrior: My Path to Being Brave. Lisa is a pioneer in the field of sportsbroadcasting enduring verbal abuse and sexual harrassment. She began her sports career in the 1980s as an NFL cheerleader, then directed entertainment including the cheerleading squads for the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots. At the Patriots, the boss’s son told her to remove all of the “Black music” from the playlist and put the cheerleaders in skimpier outfits and high heels instead of sneakers. She refused and was fired but fought back with a lawsuit.
Lisa was a pioneer sportsbroadcaster who later broke ground as the first woman sidelines reporter for Monday Night Football. In that role, she strained to put up with a toxic, hostile boss and suffered a miscarriage while at the game, but only shared her story now.
Smart, focused, and persistent, Lisa built her entertainment career in sports as well as in acting, starring in the Aaron Spelling soap opera Sunset Beach in the 1990s, among other roles. In 2006, Lisa begcane a reporter for Inside Edition and has used her platform to make a difference. Now as the Chief Investigative Correspondent at Inside Edition, she exposes scams, child abuse and cold-case murders for an audience of 5 million viewers.
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Twitter | Website | Author of WARRIOR: MY PATH TO BEING BRAVE
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