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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Jessica Mendoza Breaks Barriers In Baseball, Broadcast

Jessica Mendoza of ESPN speaks on set the day before Game 1 of the 2015 World Series between the Royals and Mets at Kauffman Stadium on October 26, 2015 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Maxx Wolfson/Getty Images)

Jessica Mendoza of ESPN speaks on set the day before Game 1 of the 2015 World Series between the Royals and Mets at Kauffman Stadium on October 26, 2015 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Maxx Wolfson/Getty Images)

Jessica Mendoza has earned a seat at the primetime table. The 2004 Olympic gold winner in softball will anchor ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball broadcast for the upcoming season.

Mendoza, the first woman analyst on the network’s coverage of the College World Series and Major League Baseball, is ready for the next step. She talks sports journalism and battling sexism with Here & Now’s Lisa Mullins.

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