About AWSM

The Association for Women in Sports Media is a 501(c)(3) organization whose female and male members support the advancement and growth of women – both professional and student – in sports media.

Who We Are

AWSM is a volunteer-managed, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1987 as a support network and advocacy group for women who work in sports media (reporting, editing, broadcast, media relations, etc.). Founded by Nancy Cooney, Susan Fornoff, Michele Himmelberg and Kristin Huckshorn – our membership of more than 750 women and men primarily includes professionals in sports media and students aspiring to careers in the industry.

What We Do

AWSM works to promote and increase diversity in sports media through career-enhancement networking and mentoring initiatives as well as the internship/scholarship program – which has placed more than 150 female college students in paid summer positions since 1990. We hold regional events and an annual summer conference, where we honor individuals who have paved the way for women in the industry with the Mary Garber Pioneer Award.

our mission

The Association for Women in Sports Media has the following objectives:

1

Serve as a positive advocate for women in sports media by offering support, mentoring and networking services as well as national visibility.

2

Serve as a watchdog, promoting fair portrayal of female professionals in sports media, encouraging diversity, positive workplace environments and equal access to opportunities.

3

Mentor and assist college women interested in pursuing careers in sports media through internships and scholarships, student chapters and networking events.

Officers

P.K. Daniel
CHAIR OF THE BOARD
Los Angeles Times
Kelly Burke
President
Freelance
Ashley Colley
VP / Digital
ESPN
Iliana Limón Romero
VP / Fundraising
Orlando Sentinel
Rachel Lenzi
VP / Membership
Freelance
Gina Mizell
VP / Professional Programs
Denver Post
Katie McInerney
VP / Student Programs
Philadelphia Inquirer
Chloe Ferrarone
Treasurer
MLB Network

Coordinators

Jenna Willhoit
Digital
University of Datyon
Sarah Kezele
Membership
Freelance
Beth Maiman
MEMBERSHIP
Turner Sports/NCAA.com
Alexa Tieu
Regional Events
Fox Sports Arizona
Alex Tekip
Scholarships / Internships
Michigan State University