Episode 42 – Laura Okmin, Fox Sports, Westwood One & GALvanize

Laura Okmin

Laura Okmin

Laura Okmin

Laura Okmin is one of the most recognizable faces and voices in sports broadcasting. Her relationships with athletes, coaches, and front office staff are what make her one of the most respected in the business. As a sideline reporter for NFL on Fox and Westwood One, she has one of the most coveted broadcasting jobs in the industry. What she does off the field, though, is what she’s truly passionate about. That’s why she started GALvanize – to help young women navigate the crazy waters of sports broadcasting. Bobbi-Sue and Laura go around the world in this conversation. They share a lot of laughs and … some tears. In a long but touching episode, the women talk about everything from dealing with aging in a part of the industry all about looks, to the death of a loved one, to how puppies make them smile. You don’t want to miss it!

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Additional Show Notes:

Laura Okmin

Quotable moments:

  • “You need either active mentors or people that you can emulate.”
  • “Judges were just much more comfortable with nice, married, lady lawyers.”
  • “You need role models in everything you do.”
  • “You can’t be isolated in your work, particularly in this business.”
  • “Dress to play the part each day.”
  • “We didn’t spring fully formed out of the foam as women working in sports.”
  • “Memo to everybody: champagne does not come out of clothing.”
  • “Waterproof mascara is not waterproof if you’re doused in champagne.”
  • “When you dress for the role, you have to anticipate a champagne shower after the game.”
  • “Our minds spend sleep deleting files.”

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