Quotation by Gayle Gardner

...I didn't come to this with any particular cachet. I was just a person who grew up in the United States. And when I looked around at the people who were sportscasters, I thought they were just people who grew up in the United States, too. So I thought, Why can't a woman do it? I just assumed everyone else would think it was a swell idea.
Gayle Gardner, U.S. sports reporter. As quoted in Sports Illustrated, p. 85 (June 17, 1991).

Gardner, who was the first female sports anchor to appear weekly on a major television network, did encounter sex discrimination in her career but succeeded nonetheless.
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