Who in Minnesota hasn’t heard of television and radio sports reporter, Michele Tafoya? She has broken ground in what once was the male-dominated field of sports reporting. She is a highly respected sideline reporter for ESPNs “Monday Night Football,” a court-side reporter for the NBA on ABC, and a commentator/reporter for ESPN Radio’s “Mike Tirico Show.” She has also covered the Summer and Winter Olympics, the Final Four, the U.S. Open and many other national and international sports events.Tafoya is also a major presence on the Minnesota sports scene, having covered the Minnesota Vikings and U of M women’s basketball broadcasts for KFAN-AM, and the Minnesota Timberwolves and Big Ten women’s basketball and volleyball broadcasts for the Midwest Sports Channel. She also spent three years as a sports anchor and reporter for WCCO-TV. She earned a Gracie Award from the American Women in Radio & Television for her outstanding achievement by an individual on-air TV personality.
Tafoya is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley with a degree in broadcast journalism, and earned a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Southern California. She resides in the Twin Cities area with her husband, Mark, and their two children.
Now a presence on WCCO-AM weekday afternoons from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m., Michele will share her views on the changing role of women in sports media during the Advertising Federation of Minnesota’s luncheon on Tuesday, June 16 at the Metropolitan Ballroom in Golden Valley.
Annual General Membership Meeting
Please join us in welcoming our new 2009-2010 board as well as recognizing our 2008-2009 board, committee volunteers, and Star volunteers. We will also be briefly showcasing our plans for 2009-2010 along with a quick vote on our nominees and revised bylaws.
Register online or call the Ad Fed office at (651) 917-6251.