Kate Scott broadens horizons of sports radio

Kate Scott broadens horizons of sports radio

Kate Scott has always been a sports junkie. Every day before kindergarten, she would watch “SportsCenter.” She memorized batting averages and dressed up as Will Clark for Halloween, imitating the Giants great all the way up to the eye black. She played, too – tennis, basketball, track and soccer.

But after wrecking her knee playing soccer at Clovis High School near Fresno, Scott focused her attention on covering sports instead of playing them, joining the school newspaper. School advisers suggested that she combine two of her passions – sports and talking – into a career.

These days, Scott, 30, is KNBR radio’s morning sports anchor, a job she has held for the past two years. She’s a lesbian in a male-dominated industry.

“I always hoped that I would have the opportunity to be a positive role model for all the different groups I represent,” Scott says. “So, to have it now, just by doing something that I love doing, it’s hard to describe how awesome it is.”

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