Christine Brennan

Christine Brennan

Award-winning Journalist,
Sports Analyst and Best-Selling Author

“Ethical Challenges for Women
in Modern Sports”

Wednesday, March 7, 2012
7:30 p.m.

Launer Auditorium • Columbia College Campus
1001 Rogers St.
Columbia College Campus

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.  • Limited seating •  Tickets not required

About Christine Brennan

Christine Brennan's USA Today column makes her the most widely-read female sports columnist in the nation. She has been recognized for breaking barriers for women in journalism.

The first fulltime woman sports writer at The Miami Herald, Brennan later became the first female to cover the Washington Redskins as a staff writer at The Washington Post. She has covered 13 consecutive Olympic Games beginning in 1984 and broke news of the pairs figure skating judging and scoring scandal at the 2002 Salt Lake Olympics. A commentator for NPR's Morning Edition, Brennan also serves as an Olympic reporter for ABC News and EPSN.

In 2002, her USA Today column triggered heated dialogue on the Augusta National Golf Club's lack of female members.

Among her distinguished accomplishments, Brennan was twice named as one of the nation's top 10 sports columnists of the year by the Associated Press Sports Editors and has won the Women's Sports Foundation's journalism award four times. She was the winner of the U.S. Sports Academy's 2002 media award, named Woman of the Year by Women in Sports and Events in 2005, and was inducted into the Ohio Women's Hall of Fame in 1995.

The best-seller Inside Edge is recognized by Sports Illustrated as one of the top 100 sports books of all time. Brennan also has authored six other books, including the first father-daughter memoir written by a sports writer, Best Seat in the House: A Father, A Daughter, A Journey Through Sports.

Brennan was inducted into the Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism Hall of Achievement, and as the first president of the Association for Women in Sports Media, she initiated a scholarship-internship program.


Time Event Location
3:30 p.m. Q & A session for students, faculty and staff Dorsey Gymnasium
7:30 p.m. Lecture: “The Ethical Challenges for Women in Modern Sports” Launer Auditorium
100 reserved student tickets for the lecture will be available at the Student Affairs office in Atkins-Holman Student Commons after 8 a.m. on March 1st. Tickets are free and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
You must be in your seat by 7 p.m. for reserved seating.

Previous Ethics in Society lectures

2011 Jim Leach, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities
2010 Michael Beschloss, award-winning presidential historian
2009 Edward James Olmos, actor, producer, director, Hollywood activist
2008 Mike Huckabee, former governer of Arkansas
2007 David McCullough, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning historian
2006 Soledad O’Brien, television journalist and CNN co-anchor
2005 Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Harvard Law School graduate and environmental ethics advocate
2004 Arun Gandhi, founder of the M.K. Gandhi Institute for Non-Violence and grandson of the late Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi
2003 John Kasich, former U.S. congressman


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