Pioneering Sportscaster Rhonda Glenn, 68, Has Died


Rhonda Glenn has die. She was an American sportscaster, award winning author and a manager of communications for the USGA, at the time of her death the pioneering female Sportscaster was sixty eight years old, she died of Cancer Thursday night in a Gainesville, Florida hospital, this is what the Associated Press has reported. Following her days with ESPN, she spent seventeen years as a golf historian and manager of media operations for the U.S. Golf Association, she retired in May, 2013.

“In addition to her many accomplishments, what we will miss most about Rhonda is her generosity of spirit, her passion for the game and the people who play it, as well as her kindness and humility,” said Mike Davis, executive director of the USGA, in a statement. “In many respects, she truly represented all that was best about our game.”

It was back in 16 when she started as a sports reporter.

“The fact that I was on what you would call the ‘cutting edge’ really didn’t make an impact on me,” Glenn told ESPN in a profile published in 2013. “It wasn’t something I strived for. I never wanted to be the first, I just wanted the job.”

Also for sixteen years Glenn was a ABC Sports golf commentator.

More on Glenn it was in Palm Beach Florida where she leaned to play Golf, she was also given a William D. Richardson Award for outstanding contributions to the game, in February 6, 1981 she was the first full-time national TV network female sportscaster broadcasting at ESPN. She was also a golf commentator for ABC from 1978 to 1994.

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