If there was a shortcut to success, KNBR sports anchor Kate Scott didn’t pursue it. Her approach to a sports journalism career is surprisingly traditional for someone with such unconventional goals. Rather than chase higher-profile jobs around the country, the Cal grad stuck around, quietly establishing a booming career in her Bay Area backyard.
She has called high school football games, earned a prestigious position with KNBR, worked as a Pacific-12 Conference play-by-play announcer for women’s basketball, softball, soccer and volleyball. And now this: Week 2 of her audition as an NFL radio play-by-play announcer when the 49ers and Broncos meet Saturday in Denver.
Scott, 33, is substituting for longtime 49ers announcer Ted Robinson, who is on assignment in Rio de Janeiro. And while she isn’t out to poach someone else’s job, she hopes the experience leads to an opportunity with another club. This is her dream, she says without reservation, and she hopes this is her time. Continue reading here