Amy Lawrence| Biography 2021
American sportscaster Amy Lawrence is one of the leading voices on US sports radio. She is also the first female in Oklahoma television history to run her own sports radio talk show.
Who Is Amy Lawrence?
She currently hosts the late-night weekday show ‘After Hours With Amy Lawrence’ on CBS Sports Radio.
Early Biography & Education
Amy Lawrence earned a Bachelor in Communication degree from Messiah College. Lawrence then traveled to New York to pursue her Master’s degree at Syracuse University.
After graduating from Syracuse, Lawrence earned stints in various local radio shows. Before she joined CBS in 2013, she also gained the experience of being associated with ESPN radio for nine years.
Stint At ESPN Radio and Moving to CBS Sports Radio
A few years later, in 2004, she was offered to join ESPN radio,
After nine years of working as an ESPN show host, she moved on from ESPN radio. Later in 2013, she collaborated with CBS Sports Radio to host an aired show on weekdays from 2:00-6:00 AM ET worldwide.
This late-night show, popularly known as ‘After Hours With Amy Lawrence,’ began airing on the sports broadcasts, featuring Lawrence in the humorous yet bold persona that she had perfected over the years.
By the early 2010s, she had made a mark in the industry as one of the most renowned sportscasters. Her talent and perseverance paid off as Lawrence made it to the list of Talk Magazine’s 100 Most Important Sports Talk Radio Hosts in America.’
Opinions and Revelations
In a blog post titled ‘Handling Harassment,’ Lawrence sheds light on the unfavorable working environments she experienced during her industry journey.
While retrospecting all the hardships she had to face as a woman in the industry, she writes about a constant state of sexist stigma shown by the male in her industry.
She then disavows activities such as setting inappropriate screensavers of women on the newsroom’s computers and passing inappropriate nicknames, emails, texts, or comments to women.
She writes that the newsroom was like a boys’ “locker room,” where she hardly crossed paths with other women. She reveals that she acted “funny” and used “coarse language” to blend in with the guys.
She then recalls how the working environment she shared with men who used inappropriate language and insulting comments made her uncomfortable.
One story she uses in the blog to highlight how she worked as a voiceless individual is that of a radio owner who made fun of her ‘sexual abstinence’ in a room full of people.
She then follows the story by writing that her journey has made her professional enough to tackle harassment much better. She accepts that the time has changed since her struggling days.
She finally ends the post by writing about the importance of standing up against injustice and unfairness.
...I remind men I’m in the room if their language or stories make me uncomfortable, and I tolerate very little harassment on social media. I don’t care who likes me or dislikes me because of it. I no longer need to fit in. I’m proud of the fact that I never will. Being different, being unique, being unconventional is a huge part of my success. It shapes who I am. It took some time and heartache, but I finally recognized that standing out instead of blending in can be my greatest asset.
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