“Play-by-play announcer Beth Mowins is set to become the first-ever female broadcaster to call an NFL game televised nationally,” according to a recent NPR article by Merrit Kennedy.
In the article entitled “Female Broadcaster Set To Make NFL History,” Kennedy shares the following about Mowins.
“A commentator for ESPN since 1994, she'll call the Los Angeles Chargers vs. Denver Broncos game in ESPN's opening Monday Night Football doubleheader on Sept. 11. Former Buffalo Bills and New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan will join her,” Kennedy writes.
According to the piece, "Beth has been an important voice in our college sports coverage, and she has experience calling NFL preseason games. She deserves this opportunity,’ Stephanie Druley, ESPN events and studio production senior vice president, said in a statement. ‘ESPN is committed to putting talented women in high-profile positions, and we look forward to Beth and Rex's call of this game on our MNF opening night.”
"This is an amazing opportunity, and I look forward to working with Rex and our entire ESPN team. As lifelong fans of the NFL Monday Night Football franchise, we want to bring the same passion to the broadcast as our predecessors have all done," Mowins said in a statement shared in Kennedy’s article.