Nov 25, 2016
SiriusXM College Sports Nation host Rachel Joy Baribeau joined the Association for Women in Sports Media on Nov. 28, for a one-hour, interactive chat.
The online chat, hosted by AWSM VP/Professional Development Kelly Burke, is part of AWSM’s Career Focus initiative and is open to both AWSM members and non-members.
As the first known female sports reporter to participate in a professional football training camp, Baribeau’s pursuit of delivering an authentic account to her fans is relentless. Baribeau is a graduate of the Auburn University’s broadcast journalism program and as a master of her craft, she has delivered insightful commentary to millions of sports enthusiast via national broadcasters such as Fox Sports, ESPN, CBS Sports, Yahoo, and SiriusXM.
Captivating, her various posts include roles such as Sports Editor, Sports Radio Talk Show Host, Sideline Reporter, Internet Anchor, Field Reporter and Host of the College Football Playoff National Championship. Baribeau’s ability to “transcend layers and pull out the real story” is actively sought after in covering the SEC, NFL, and NASCAR, among other notable championship games and Fortune 500 appearances.
Baribeau has been dubbed an “SEC-ologist” as she has covered the SEC, and college football, for more than ten years. In fall of 2015, she was bestowed a Heisman vote by the Heisman Trust. These days, Baribeau can be heard on SiriusXM College Sports Nation, and was the first female host on the satellite radio’s college sports platform. She can also be heard on MadDog Sports Radio, in the SiriusXM family of Networks. Her heartfelt, and captivating, storytelling is featured on www.GridironNow.com.
Outside of work, Baribeau may put down the microphone but chooses to pick up a megaphone and rally others for the causes in her community. In April of 2014, Baribeau organized a climb up Kilimanjaro for former NFL, and Alabama fullback Kevin Turner, who suffers from ALS. The climb was later turned into a movie narrated by Mike Ditka. For more information on how to get involved in finding a cure for ALS, or to see the movie, visit www.KevinTurnerFoundation.org. Rachel is also an avid speaker at many a college, quarterback club, and church.
To schedule a chat reminder or to participate Monday in the chat, head to the link below: